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The RiverRink, which overlooks the Delaware River, will hold the first ice skating session of the season with its re-opening on Nov. 24, 2006 at noon. This year is the 13 season for the outdoor Olympic-size rink. It is located on Columbus Boulevard at Market Street in Philadelphia. During its grand re-opening, celebratory activities such as face-painting, balloons and free prizes will kick off the season. The celebration will continue on Nov. 25 from noon until 1 a.m., and Nov. 26 from noon until 9:30 p.m., with more activities for the entire family to enjoy. Starting on Nov. 27, the rink will be open Monday thru Thursdayfrom 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sundayfrom 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Visitors who don’t enjoy ice skating can lounge in the indoor heated facility equipped with a snack bar, game room and more.

“Wondergy,” a fictional character that will educate children in the field of science will also be appearing at the re-opening.

The Penn’s Landing Cooperation has been enriching the lives of families for years. According to its acting president, Joseph P. Brooks, the Cooperation is a “non-profit organization responsible for funding and producing public programming at Penn’s Landing.” Brooks also confidently adds, “We know that people in the Greater Philadelphia region count on us to produce their favorite summer and winter traditions and are steadfast in our commitment to quality public entertainment.”

Among the events held at the Riverrink is the “Good Skates Program,” that provides free skating lessons that are very thorough. The program is designed to educate urban school children currently in the Philadelphia School District on skating. The program was critiqued by the physical educational department as “one of the best athletic programs ever provided to the School District of Philadelphia.” Two sessions of instruction are held at the rink and for more information customers can either call 215-925-RINK, visit its Web site at, or email

An interactive map of Penn’s Landing can be found on itswebsite along with descriptions of all the year-round fun.

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