Penns Landing ice rink back to hosting skaters after unseasonable weather


One popular Philadelphia attraction suffered a pre-Christmas meltdown, but it’s back in business now. 

Warm weather last weekend took its toll on the RiverRink at Penn’s Landing. Although about 2,000 people managed to skate in the 67-degree weather on Saturday, the ice didn’t hold out.Jody Milkman of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation says they had to take a few days off because of the unusual weather.”It was challenging with all of the rain, the warm rain and high humidity and the wind,” Milkman said. “On Sunday, it definitely wiped us our for a day and it took us a day or two to recover so we were not open.”

The rink was back in shape for Christmas Day skating, Milkman said.”We skated over 1,500 people on Christmas Day, so we are back,” she said. “We are open from 11 a.m. until 1 a.m. now until New Year’s Day, so there’s plenty to do.”

So the RiverRink seems ready for its big New Year’s Eve closeup, when it hosts parties and is a favorite spot to watch the two fireworks shows over the river, at 6 p.m. and midnight.

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