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Dilworth Park Ice Rink Set To Open Nov. 14…

Dilworth Park Skating RinkAfter years of waiting, an ice rink is finally coming to Dilworth Park just in time for the winter season.

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink will open on Nov. 14, and remain open until Feb. 22, 2015. It will replace the 11,600-square-foot computer-programmable fountain in the middle of Dilworth Park.

It’s part of the $55-million renovation of Dilworth Plaza that officially opened earlier in September.

The ice rink will operate Monday through Thursday from 3-9 p.m., Friday from 3-11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. It will remain open on holidays.

Admission will be $3 for children up to 10 years old, and $4 for adults. Skate rental will be $8.

The Rothman Institute Ice Rink is operated and managed by Rink Management Services Corp., a Mechanicsville, Va.-based company that currently operates 33 ice rinks in 17 states and Washington, D.C.

Work on Dilworth Park began in January 2012, originally set to debut in the spring or early summer this year. Funding came from public and private sources. Center City District has a 30-year lease on the park with a 10-year renewal option. It will manage, maintain and program the park with events through the year.

Read the full article at Philadelphia Journal.