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Media Advisory: The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing Opens for 19th Season

Grand Opening Highlighted by Free Concert

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 --

Blue Cross RiverRink Grand Opening Celebration
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation continues one of Philadelphia's most iconic wintertime traditions with the 19th season of the Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing. The Blue Cross RiverRink is "A Cool Place to Be" from November 23, 2012 through March 3, 2013. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 12 noon followed by a free Q102 Jingle Ball Preview Concert featuring Megan & Liz.

Maxwell, Q102
Megan & Liz
Blue Cross RiverRink mascot

Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard on the Delaware River

Friday, November 23, 2012, 12 noon

With an array of special events, new Friday afternoon skating sessions, and now the ability to buy advance tickets online, the Blue Cross RiverRink is open seven days a week, including holidays, for outdoor winter fun for the whole family. Featuring an outdoor regulation-sized rink overlooking the Delaware River and an indoor heated facility with a snack bar, game room, and more, Philadelphia's premier outdoor winter entertainment venue re-opens officially at 12 noon on Friday, November 23, 2012, with the first skating session of the season. There will be two special skating sessions that day -- one at 12 noon and another at 3 pm -- in addition to the regularly scheduled evening sessions.

Regular skating session hours at the Blue Cross RiverRink are:
Mondays - Thursdays: 6 - 9 pm
Fridays: 1:30 - 5:30 pm (NEW FOR 2012), 6 - 8 pm, 8:30 - 10:30 pm*, & 11 pm - 1 am*
Saturday: 12:30 - 2:30 pm, 3 - 5:30 pm, 6 - 8 pm, 8:30 - 10:30 pm*, & 11pm - 1 am*
Sundays: 12:30 - 2:30 pm, 3 pm - 5:30 pm, and 6 - 9 pm
*The rink features a live DJ every Friday and Saturday night at the later sessions. Special Holiday Hours and other extended sessions are outlined at www.riverrink.com

The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn's Landing, Philadelphia's only outdoor public ice rink, is located at 101 S. Columbus Boulevard on the Delaware River. For more information on skating sessions, ice skating lessons, birthday parties, or private receptions, please call 215.925.RINK or visit www.riverrink.com. Follow on Twitter at @RiverRink or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RiverRink.

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is a nonprofit corporation organized exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. DRWC acts as the steward of the Delaware River waterfront to provide a benefit to all of the citizens and visitors of the City. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia between Oregon and Allegheny Avenues. DRWC intends to transform the central Delaware River waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. DRWC will serve as a catalyst for high quality investment in public parks, trails, maritime, residential, retail, hotel and other improvements that create a vibrant amenity, extending Philadelphia to the river's edge.

Cari Feiler Bender, Relief Communications (Press Information Only)
(610) 416-1216 or [email protected]
Public information: 215.925.RINK or visit www.riverrink.com

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