Free in February Kicks Off at Dilworth Park

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Philadelphia, PAFree in February Kicks Off at Dilworth Park on Friday - During the month of February visitors to Philadelphia’s Dilworth Park may ice skate for free thanks to Capital One. All month long, visitors will receive a complimentary admittance pass for the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink for merely stopping by the Capital One Rittenhouse Café situated a couple of blocks from Dilworth Park at 135 S. 17th Street (17th and Walnut streets).


Free in February Kicks Off at Dilworth Park on Friday

The complimentary skating passes will be good for the duration of February and don't include skate rental fees.

The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin, as well as Wintergarden on the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn, is going to continue to be open all the way through February 24 with a comprehensive calendar of special events, music and happy hours such as:

Right at the Rothman Orthopedics Cabin:

  • Tuesdays through February 19, 6-8 p.m.: Quizzo sponsored by The Franklin Institute and hosted by Johnny Goodtimes. Features drink specials and prizes each week including free tickets for Quizzo winners to Vikings: Beyond the Legend at The Franklin Institute through March 3.
  • Wednesdays through February 20, 5-7 p.m.: Cocktails and Cold Ones presented by The Met Philadelphia with specially priced EFFEN Vodka cocktails, Bud Light on draft and a selection of wines, plus weekly ticket giveaways from The Met, the historic former Metropolitan Opera House now open on North Broad Street.
  • Thursdays through February 21, 5-9 p.m.: College Nights. Entrance fee is $2 for college students with student ID. (Skate rental not included. Discount not applicable in conjunction with other offers.)
  • Fridays through February 22, 7-10 p.m.: Karaoke Nights powered by Live Nation.
  • Saturdays February 2 and February 9, 11 a.m.-noon. Story Time with Marty the Moose. This kid-favorite character from the Academy of Natural Sciences will be reading silly stories to children. Special snacks and warm drinks will be available for purchase, as well as an ice skating package after the reading.

The Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin is a comfy location for adults and little ones to warm up and unwind with food and drinks from the Brûlée Catering seasonal menu. Cocktails featuring Maker’s Mark bourbon, local craft beers from Victory Brewing Company and Troegs, and Stella Artois are readily available for visitors 21 and over. Spirits partner Beam-Suntory makes a commitment to responsible drinking at every event; discover more at drinksmart.com.

Moreover, at the Rothman Orthopaedics Rink:

  • Tuesdays through February 19, noon: Center City Fit presented by Rothman Orthopaedics. Free weekly ice skating workouts led by professional trainers.
  • Friday, February 8, 7-10 p.m.: Disco Skate. Live music features the hits of the ’70s and prizes for the grooviest get-up.
  • Thursday, February 14, 4-8 p.m.: Sweetheart Skate. Buy one admission and get one free for a special Valentine’s Day on ice.
  • Every day: Sled Skating, sponsored by Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. Adults and children with disabilities can reserve a sled throughout February.

For more important information on events at Dilworth Park, check out www.dilworthpark.org.

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