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Blue Cross RiverRink

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Address: Columbus Blvd & Market St, Philadelphia, PA
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ice skating rink

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Fun time. Lodge is great.

This an affordable fun family affair. Crowded at 3pm on a Sunday but still manageable. We have our own skates so admission was just $3/person and worth the $3 service fee to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2016
Colleen P
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Bataan Province, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We went here last Jan 1, 2016. It's our first time to try ice skating and oh boy, really difficult. But our kids enjoyed it a lot. The weather was cold that time. It has a mountain lodge atmosphere with bonfire and chairs to hang around.

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Thank Lester O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

In the past I have always gone on a weeknight to avoid the crowds. While this is my 6th visit since 2008 this place has gotten progressively worse. No one who visits knows how to skate, except for 4-5 people. After 6 visits I thought by now things might improve and more than 5 people might know how to skate.... More 

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Thank Carrie R
Spring City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

The river rink is always fun to bring that special someone to and have her hold onto you as you are on the ice. It is better to go when it is colder so the ice is in better condition

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Thank SkilledOne4
Glenolden, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Myself and my 3 sisters went down to the RiverRink but not to skate. We actually went to partake in Winterfest. It was really really nice. I would recommend it to anyone that can't make it to the Poconos right now. It has that "mountain lodge" atmosphere. There's a huge tent where you can purchase food and warm winter alcoholic... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

This an affordable fun family affair. Crowded at 3pm on a Sunday but still manageable. We have our own skates so admission was just $3/person and worth the $3 service fee to pre-book online and avoid the lines. Arrive before your session starts to be ready at the beginning so you can get the good ice. With so many people,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We went early January and got to skate and enjoy beer garden / outdoor fireplace sitting area with Holiday lights... was absolutely beautiful. Skating was fun and had arcade games for kids with food and drinks. They even sold smores kits for fireplace. Fun night out ... highly recommend. Beautiful backdrop of Delaware with walkway right along the river. Walked... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My wife and I went here on the first cold Saturday of December and it was a nice atmosphere. The indoor food court was nice but the lines took a while to get food and the seating was minimal. More seating would be helpful. The time slots for ice skating all sold out so the ice was very crowded. They... More 

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Thank Daniel O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We came here tonight with my 2 year old daughter, husband and some other family. We were really excited to go ice skating and we were more than impressed! The location is beautiful. Right on the river and next to the benefits Franklin bridge. Such a beautiful view. We had tons of fun skating and just looking at the lights.... More 

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

I took the family, teens and young children, and we enjoyed the atmosphere. They have it lit up and the cottages are a nice touch. The food and games were pricey. It was very crowded and the sessions were sold out quick. I recommend buying tickets online first. We didnt get to ice skate however we plan on returning soon.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We took our 8 year old niece who was visiting for Thanksgiving for skating. We didn't expect the incredible view of the Ben Franklin Bridge, the great staff and the Holiday village that surrounded the rink. We stayed for 2 hours after skating to enjoy the varied food options and shops. The seating areas they set up are more like... More 

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