February 24, 2016
Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park The long: Winter lasts forever. But the ice-skating season is too short. Six more days to haul Junior to City Hall, lace him into rigid, bladed booties, and set him loose on Dilworth Park's temporary patch of frozen water. The short: Last day to skate: Sunday. The demo: Wearers of size 9T shoes on up. The scene: Never as crowded as you might expect, Dilworth Park's well-Zamboni'd mini- rink employs friendly monitors who make sure its midday and after-school skaters keep safety first in mind.
January 9, 2016
PENNSAUKEN Camden County's WinterFest Ice Rink will present free professional ice skating shows four times a week beginning Friday and continuing through Valentine's Day. "Rock the Ice" skating shows will be presented at 7 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. "Come see the performers as they bring modern music to life on ice," said Freeholder Jeffrey L. Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. "The show features upbeat dance moves, specialty skating acts, triple jumps, backflips, and great music.
November 15, 2015 |
Sophia Katz, 10, was one of the first skaters on the ice Friday when the Rothman Institute Ice Rink opened at Dilworth Park. With the sun shining and the temperature hovering around 60 degrees on the west side of City Hall, Katz worried the weather could affect the ice. "It was really warm," said Katz, a member of Philadelphia Symmetry, the synchronized skating team that began the opening celebration. "I felt like the ice was going to melt. " A heated cabin, constructed next to the rink to provide warmth, food, and drink, didn't see much use on its first afternoon.
May 21, 2015 |
THE BLUE CROSS RiverRink reopens as an open-air roller rink Friday. It's the only local one of its kind. And it's right on time. The past two winters, heated lounges, craft shopping and cocoa-serving firepits, together called "Winterfest," have operated alongside the ice rink. From Thanksgiving 2014 to March, 100,000 people came. Last summer, the nearby harbor at Spruce Street set up planted barges with bars, boardwalk games, misting trees, food vendors and neon hammocks for a pop-up park.
November 30, 2014 |
Jackson Davis smiled and nodded in delight in response to his mother's question. "Do you like to go fast?" Kristine Davis had asked her 4-year-old son as he prepared to enter the Pennsauken ice rink Friday afternoon. The young boy's parents secured a black hockey helmet to his head before putting him on the Winterfest Ice Skating Rink at Cooper River Park. Before long, his small skates were kicking atop the ice as his father, Bryan, trailed behind in supervision. "He does better than me," Kristine Davis, 40, of Oaklyn, said of her son, who takes weekly skating lessons.
November 20, 2014 |
Outdoor ice skating is returning to a once-popular spot in Camden County. An ice rink is set to open next week, on Black Friday, in Pennsauken's Cooper River Park. The 50- by 70-foot rink will be surrounded by music, strings of lights, and tents selling hot chocolate and pretzels, county officials said. "This is our crown jewel," Camden City Council president Frank Moran said. "We are turning the park into a winter wonderland. " The park was a popular skating location decades ago, county officials said.
August 21, 2014 |
The plan for Dilworth Plaza - to be renamed Dilworth Park - is really two projects rolled into one. At street level, the goal is to create a welcoming civic space where office workers, tourists, and residents can relax in the shadow of City Hall. Down below will be a big, new waiting room for subway riders. Some notable features: To enhance views of City Hall's lavish Beaux-Arts facade, the park was kept uncluttered and largely flat in the center. Like a good neoclassical building, it is symmetrical, with a grass lawn at the north end and a flat water feature at the south.
December 3, 2013 |
GLASSBORO Austin Berndlmaier visited Glassboro's Winterland Ice Skating rink on Friday and then returned Sunday with one goal in mind: to become a better skater than his cousins. "They were out here skating circles around me," the 13-year-old from Washington Township said, taking a break at the railing. "I'm out here trying to get good so I can skate around them. " His father, Frank Berndlmaier, said that goal and the magical draw of a cold outdoor rink on a brisk winter day would make the family repeat customers this season - and bring them back to a place never known for family entertainment.
May 27, 2013 |
PARIS - This is one of the most beautiful cities in the world - and it sure knows it. That's why the French capital - ranked among the world's priciest and most visited - can afford to charge tourists so dearly for sampling its timeless beauty and world-class cuisine. But if you are willing to give up your foie gras and champagne, there's a whole world out there for the budget-conscious traveler. Here are five things that prove that the city of romance knows better than most the best things in life are free.
January 26, 2013 |
The Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are still a little more than a year off, but figure skaters are gearing up this week for the big event. The pool of likely Olympians should emerge at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which opened Sunday in Omaha, Neb., and continue through this weekend. You can catch the action on NBC10 from 3 to 6 p.m. and 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Or you can mark the occasion by lacing up a pair of skates and following in the tracings of some of the many elite skaters who train or teach in the Philadelphia area.