Philadelphia ice rinks closing down for season

Listen
 The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia is shown being disassembled. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia is shown being disassembled. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Winter isn’t over yet, but the ice skating rink outside Philadelphia City Hall is done for the season. Another outdoor rink is closing this weekend. 

Paul Levy of the Center City District, which runs the Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park, says they had a great first season. 

“We had over 46,000 skaters come — 32,000 adults, and more than 14,000 children — so we were extremely pleased with the turnout,” Levy said.

He says they want to expand the skating area next time. “Many times we thought the rink was too small, and we’re actually planning on a larger rink for next year. So that’s a great problem to have.”

The RiverRink at Penns Landing is also calling it a season. This year it featured two tented lodges with fireplaces and parts repurposed from the summer’s Spruce Street Harbor pop-up park.

Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.