Not just Penn's Landing: 5 Philadelphia public ice rinks open

Public skating is free; each is implementing Parks and Rec COVID-19 policies

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Those who cannot get enough of cold temperatures are in luck, as Philadelphia's ice rinks have opened for business.

The recent freezing weather has brought with it an array of winter activities, and ice skating is one of them.

The city has more of the rinks than perhaps most people think. There are more places where you can skate in the city besides the Penn's Landing river rink and the Dilworth Park rink.

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"We have one in South Philly, West Philly, Northwest, Northeast and the Kensington part of the city," said Katie Ann Wimsey with Philadephia Parks and Recreation about the five free rink sites. There is a $3-4 charge for skate rentals at most rinks.

She said these rinks offer an array of programs for everyone in the family.

"Residents can get involved by signing up and participating in skate lessons, hockey teams and leagues, or by going to open public skate sessions," said Wimsey.

She added that when you come for some fun on the ice, be prepared to follow their COVID-19 protocols.

"Masks are required at this time, and social distancing is encouraged," Wimsey explained.

The rinks are open until mid-March.

Click here for rink location, policy, and signup information.

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