October 17, 2014 |
While it seemed hardly the weather Wednesday to be thinking of winter sports, ice skating is coming in just weeks to Dilworth Park, the city's revamped public square west of City Hall. The new Rothman Institute Ice Rink will open there Nov. 14, said Paul R. Levy, president and chief executive officer of the Center City District. The rink will be open seven days a week through Feb. 22. It will be managed by Rink Management Services Corp. (RMSC) of Mechanicsville, Va., which was selected after competitively bidding for the contract, Levy said.
October 17, 2014 |
IT MAY seem Dilworth Park just opened. The fountains are spouting, the Center City District is on guard to stop any rabble-rousers and the flowers are still in bloom from the park ribbon-cutting. But soon, those bubbling fountains will be frozen over to become a winter ice-skating rink. The new 11,600-square-foot Rothman Institute Ice Rink on the west flank of City Hall will open Nov. 14. "We are delighted that residents from across the region, as well as workers and visitors who have been enjoying the many amenities at the new Dilworth Park, will be able to have such a great attraction when the weather turns cold," CCD president Paul Levy said in a news release.
October 16, 2014 |
WHEN THE horn blew at the end of regulation on Saturday night and the Zambonis rolled onto the ice, there had to be an audible sigh of relief from the Flyers' bench. On the other side, the Canadiens had to groan at one of the NHL's new wrinkles for this season: a dry scrape of the whole ice surface by both Zambonis to scoop up loose snow. Coupled with the teams changing sides for overtime, forcing both to be at the disadvantage of a long line change, the dry scrape was put into place to create a faster surface of play and theoretically produce more scoring.
September 29, 2014 |
By now, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, a 29-year-old rookie who signed as a free agent, had hoped to have opened eyes in the Flyers' training camp - and be close to nailing down the fourth-line center spot. But an undisclosed injury suffered early in camp has limited him to just one preseason game. Bellemare, who grew up in Paris and played the previous eight years in Sweden, rejoined the team at Saturday's practice in Voorhees and said he felt "pretty close" to being ready to return to the lineup.
September 18, 2014 |
AT ONE END of the ice, Flyers prospect Nick Cousins was flying around like a maniac, trying to decapitate Washington Capitals rookies. At the other end, 6-7 first-round pick Samuel Morin was trading blows in a first-period fight with pesky Capital Liam O'Brien. Another tussle broke out only 27 seconds later, much to the delight of the more than 1,000 fans who showed up yesterday for the annual rookie scrimmage in Voorhees, N.J. "It was a high-energy game," Phantoms assistant coach Riley Cote said.
September 16, 2014
C OLEMAN and Ilene Poses, of West Mount Airy, founded Chilly Philly Ice Cream in 1998. Coleman, 66, retired last month from research and information management in the city's Department of Behavioral Health. Ilene, 63, is a retired special-education teacher in the Philadelphia School District. I spoke with Coleman. Q: How did you come up with the idea for Chilly Philly? A: We came back from a vacation in 1995 and learned that Breyers had decided to leave the city. That upset me because I grew up close to their plant [in West Philadelphia]
September 11, 2014
Even though the Flyers' veteran camp doesn't start until Sept. 19, several of the players have already started skating and working out at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. "I got here yesterday and thought I'd be one of the first ones here," defenseman Andrew MacDonald said after skating Tuesday, "and it turns out I was one of the last ones. The boys are eager to get going. " The Flyers' rookie camp starts Friday in Voorhees, and Scott Laughton is among the numerous prospects who have also been skating at the team's practice facility in Voorhees.
September 5, 2014
THE SOCIAL-MEDIA craze that was the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has slowed to a trickle. But instead of letting the viral fundraiser, which had everyone from Oprah Winfrey to former President George W. Bush dumping buckets of icy water on their heads, fade into a summer memory, District Attorney Seth Williams has a plan to keep donations pouring in. He wants Philadelphians to pledge $1 or maybe $5 for every pound he loses between now and December....
August 22, 2014
The deal: John Cardullo got in on the South Philly act of turning fruit, sugar and water into dessert in 1945. He ran his business from a boxy brick building built for that very purpose. John's is still there, under the direction of Anthony Cardullo Jr., John's grandson. There's another John's in Pennsauken, run by Anthony Jr.'s cousin, and a third that recently opened on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Where: 701 Christian St., 215-925-6955, johnswaterice.com. Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-10 p.m. Sunday.
August 21, 2014 |
Upper Darby Township police will be treating about 1,000 township residents to water ice and a movie on Tuesday night. "We've decided to do something positive for the community," said Michael J. Chitwood, Superintendent of Police. The event will be held at the Second Ward Playground, at Crosley Avenue and Seaford Road, from 7:30 to 10 p.m., said Chitwood. The Lego Movie will be shown starting at 8:15 p.m., he said. On Monday, as 25 members of the township's ground crew were mowing the lawn at the playground and washing out the bathrooms, police were busy handing out about 800 flyers to residents.