Press release

Winter at Dilworth Park Continues Into the New Year

Giavana Suraci
T 215.440.5516

Ice skating, Wintergarden and more through February 28!

PHILADELPHIA (January 4, 2021): Dilworth Park remains a safe, outdoor destination for Philadelphians throughout the rest of the winter season. The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin and the Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn can be enjoyed through February 28, featuring a variety of free activities. Increased health and safety protocols, like mandatory mask wearing and social distancing, continue in accord with State, City and CDC guidelines.

The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink has limited the number of skaters per session in 90-minute timeslots. Guests are strongly encouraged to secure their spot by purchasing tickets online ahead of time. With limited capacity, many sessions sell out. Locker rentals are also available. Individuals with pre-purchased passes can seamlessly begin their session by entering quickly through the queue line to receive their skates and locks. In-person tickets, based on availability, will be offered onsite. Admission is $5 for children 10 and younger, and $7 for adults; skate rental is $10 per person and discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets and for additional information about ticketing procedures and other rink amenities, visit

Starting at the end of January, each skater will receive one free pass at the end of their session to return again anytime during the month of February, subject to availability during remaining timeslots. Please note, skate rental is not included. Free in February will also include the ability of subscribers of the IN Center City email newsletter to access free passes remotely for a limited time while supplies last. Details can be obtained when you subscribe at

The open-air Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin features a limited number of socially-distant tables with a four-person maximum. With a food purchase, guests 21 and older can enjoy seasonal cocktails made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Haku Japanese Vodka, plus beer from Stella Artois and local winter favorite Troegs Blizzard Hops. Visitors are asked to be mindful of others, as a 30-minute time limit will be enforced while dining in the Cabin. Masks must be worn at all times when not actively eating or drinking. Food and beverages are also available to-go.

The Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn remains open with reindeer topiaries, twinkling lights and spacious seating. The onsite Chaddsford Winery Kiosk offers warm mulled wine to-go. Guests of all ages can wander the space at no charge through the end of the season.

Upcoming and continued programs include: 

Sled Skating
By reservation only, through February 28

Children and adults with physical/developmental disabilities can reserve a sled from January 4 through February 28. To reserve a sled, email

College Student Skating Discount presented by Temple University
Thursdays, through February 25, 5:30-9:30pm

College students pay $2 admission and can purchase $2 hot chocolates with a valid student ID. Skate rental not included. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.

Center City Fit Free Skate presented by Rothman Orthopaedics
Tuesdays, through February 23, noon – 1 p.m.

Adults can keep active outdoors at the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink with complimentary admission and skate rental.

Superhero Skate
Saturday, January 16, noon - 3 p.m.

Children are invited to skate with their favorite superheroes on the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink. A paid skating admission ticket for children includes socially-distant character interactions on the ice, a superhero cape and take-away craft. Costumes are encouraged.

Storytime in the Wintergarden
Saturdays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 11 a.m.-noon

The Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn welcomes families on Saturday mornings for a free storytime, featuring guest readers and special weekly themes.

Free in February
Daily, February 1-28

Throughout the month of February, enjoy free admission to the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink. Guests will receive one free pass at the end of their session to return for another skating session anytime during the month of February, subject to availability during remaining timeslots. Skate rental not included.

Lunar New Year Celebration
Friday, February 12, 5-7 p.m.

Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink visitors are invited to celebrate Lunar New Year with a dancing lion cavalcade, festive décor and lucky red envelopes with secret prizes for skaters upon rink admission check-in, while supplies last. Visit for rink hours and information.

Sweetheart Skate
Sunday, February 14, 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Skate with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day with buy one, get one free rink admission and skate rental.

CCD and the park’s café operators have implemented increased health safety procedures throughout the park and visitors will be reminded to adhere to all CDC guidelines, including wearing masks at all times. CCD staff and all vendors are wearing masks. Anyone who feels sick, or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, should refrain from entering the park. CCD staff, café and rink staff will be distributing free masks to guests in the park and guests must be wearing a mask to purchase any food or beverage or to enter the rink.

The winter season at Dilworth Park is presented by the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and supported by 6abc and Temple University. All programs are weather permitting and subject to change. Dilworth Park is located at 1 S. 15th St., on the west side of City Hall. Visit to learn more.


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