Did you know that Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR) has 5 ice skating rinks for Philadelphians to enjoy throughout the year?

Yes, it’s true and it is FREE to you!

PPR has these five rinks (mentioned below) where you can enjoy ice skating free of charge with only a minimal cost to rent the skates right at the facility ($3-$5 depending on the rink).  The ice rinks are open 7 days a week through March and you can join in the fun for public skating, skating lessons, and adult hockey.  Of course, there are things for the kids to enjoy too, like learning to skate, participating in public skating, youth hockey, and the Ed Snider Hockey Program.

It’s okay if it’s been awhile since you have been on skates or if it’s your first time because the rinks have staff to assist you on the ice.

Ice skating is not only fun (once you get the hang of it anyway) but it also is an aerobic exercise giving you a great cardiovascular workout.  Ice skating improves your balance, can be easy on joints, and builds leg muscles.  Along with physical health benefits, ice skating improves your mental health and can provide you with stress relief as you glide around the ice at your own pace.

Come out and join the fun at your neighborhood ice-skating rink!

Schedules are subject to change but listed below is the schedule for public skating with days and times.

Laura Sims – Cobbs Creek Parkway & Walnut St., 19139,  215- 685-1995

Monday and Wednesday from 7-9pm, Friday from 7:45 – 9:45pm and Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 – 7:30pm.

Rizzo – Washington Avenue & Front St., 19147, 215-685 -1593

Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 – 5:00pm, Friday from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 – 10:00pm, Saturday from 5:30 – 7:30pm and Sunday from 3:30 – 5:00pm and 5:30 – 7:00pm.

Scanlon  – J & Tioga Sts., 19134, 215-685-9893

Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 – 9:00pm , Saturday and Sunday  from 1:00 – 3:00pm

Simons – Walnut Lane & Woolston Ave., 19138, 215-685-3551

Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30pm, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00 – 6:00pm, Saturday  from 1:00 – 5:30pm and Sunday from 1:30 – 6:00pm

Tarken  – Frontenac & Levick Sts., 19111, 215-685-1226

Monday and Friday from 7:00 – 9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday from 3:30 – 5:30pm