From a press release
Delaware County Council was excited to join Flight On Ice, Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack, Chester City officials, and various elected leaders from across the county to unveil the new Delco River Rink on November 29.
The new pop-up outdoor ice skating rink is hosted by Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack in Chester and offers a season of festive family fun beginning on December 1, 2022 and running through February 26, 2023.
Flight On Ice and its partners, Caesars Entertainment and Delaware County Council, worked tirelessly to make phase one of this economic development project a reality this year for the Delaware County Community.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have a waterfront outdoor ice skating rink right in our backyard,” said Delaware County Council Vice Chair Elaine Paul Schaefer. “Thank you to Flight Entertainment, Harrah’s and Visit Delco for sharing in the County’s vision to invest in the waterfront area and in the Chester community. This is a fun and festive experience for the whole community and we look forward to the positive impact it will have in Delco!”
The pop-up attraction transforms Harrah’s main valet entrance space into a winter wonderland.
The Delco River Rink features include:
- Full-size (60’x100’) recreational outdoor skating rink under the porte-cochere pavilion roof
- Heated indoor Ice Garden Bar & Event Space available for corporate and private rentals
- Affordable skate rentals
- Free on-site parking
- Festive music, lighting, video and decor
- Delicious food and beverage offerings
- Next level entertainment and a robust calendar of family friendly themed events
- Special community activation days
“Building and operating outdoor ice-skating rinks is a significant investment for us, but we are sold on the County’s commitment and vision for revitalization of the Waterfront District in Delaware County,” said Jon Schaffer, President of Flight Entertainment and lifelong Delaware County resident. “We are thrilled to add our 6th and final area rink location for the 2022-2023 season to the Harrah’s property and hope to create a memorable tradition for visitors to enjoy for years to come. Our goal for year one is to get the rink open for skating with basic offerings and we can evaluate future expansion to possibly include a roller rink and other event concepts to make this a more permanent family-friendly community space year-round.”
Thanks to the partnership with Delaware County Council, single general admission tickets to skate are only $5.00, with $10.00 skate rentals (plus taxes & fees) for the entire season. Although tickets and rentals are available at the box office, Flight On Ice recommends reserving your sessions online in advance at flightonice.com, especially during peak holiday hours, to ensure getting on the ice in a timely manner. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own skates to save on rental fees. Skate sharpening services are provided at the rink.
The Delco River Rink also offers several unique skating packages perfect for birthday celebrations, special events, school fundraisers, class trips and corporate team building days. Community Days will also be offered, allowing residents to skate for free.