GET OUT OF HIBERNATION AND OVER TO WINTERFEST
From new events to returning favorites, get ready for a fun-filled February on the waterfront at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
RADIO 104.5 FIRESIDE SESSIONS FEATURING JUTAUN
Thursday, February 2, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Grab a seat in The Lodge for free live music and beer specials at the last Fireside Sessions of the season.
An alluring fusion of classic soul, folk, 80’s classic rock/pop, African and reggae. Based in South Jersey and Philadelphia area, JUTAUN has gained a lucrative following for their distinct quality of music. Their inherent love of music is personified throughout their songs and is not only a career for them but a way of life. JUTAUN has been mentored by the great Leon Huff of Philly International and has been featured in his music. They have radiated their talent by traveling all over the world to foster their sound.
Wednesday, February 8, 7pm-9pm
Yards Brewing Co. and Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest are embracing the freezing temps and early nights of winter with the first annual Cozy Love Stout Party! Enjoy limited edition batches of Love Stout along with a wide selection of Yards ales, then sit back and listen to the finest of Philly’s tragic, weird and hilarious love stories, submitted by the public and read aloud by the Yards Crew. Yards will choose the finalists whose stories will be read aloud at the Cozy Love Stout Party. Finalists will receive Love Stout swag. One winner, chosen by crowd vote, will take home a $50 Yards gift card! CLICK HERE for story criteria and submission details. Failed or funny love stories can be submitted via the online form HERE.
Tickets are $13 each ($12 ticket + $1 Ticketfly processing fee) includes 16oz beer of your choice, s’mores kit and a $2 contribution to Project HOME. Project HOME empowers adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Tickets can be purchased HERE or at the event. Tickets are not required to enter the Blue Cross RiverRink site.
Saturday, February 11, 3pm-5pm
Enjoy sweet samples with your special someone in The Lodge. Try complimentary butter cream samples from Franklin Fountain alongside special dessert samples from Garces and Chickie’s and Pete’s. For those ages 21+, try complimentary pours from Cupcake Winery as well as a variety of stouts on tap including Yards Chocolate Love Stout, Lancaster Milk Stout, & Troegs Chocolate Nitro Stout (along with a couple others to be determined). Pints will be available for purchase at the bar. Free entry. Samples are limited and available while supplies last.
Sunday, February 12, 12pm-5pm
Celebrate the Philadelphia Flyers 50th Anniversary with an afternoon of festivities at Winterfest! Skate with Flyers Alumni greats, test your knowledge of Flyers trivia for the chance to win an autographed 2017 Stadium Series jersey, snap a photo with the Flyers Ice Girls, and participate in a pop-up hockey clinic. The first 500 guests in attendance will receive a Flyers bobble head. Presented by the Philadelphia Flyers, NBC10 & Telemundo 62.
Tuesday, February 14, 7pm-11pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a Winter Wonderland. Sweetheart Skate at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest features one of the most romantic settings in the city with plenty of reasons to cozy up to that someone special.
Special Sweetheart Skate sessions are 7-8:30PM and 9-10:30PM. The $25 ticket includes chocolates, flowers, keepsake photos, and a DJ taking your special requests. Dunkin Donuts will be on-site handing out complimentary heart-shaped donuts. Food, beer, and specialty cocktails can be purchased on-site from Garces, Chickie’s and Pete’s, and Franklin Fountain. Tickets sell out fast, so purchase ahead of time online HERE. The site is open to the public; tickets are required to skate and to receive the chocolates, flowers, and photos.
IF YOU GO:
BLUE CROSS RIVERRINK GENERAL INFORMATION
Address: Columbus Boulevard at Market Street (101 S. Columbus Blvd)
Open seven days a week including all holidays through March 5, 2017.
Regular Operating Hours
Monday – Thursday: 1PM – 11PM
Friday: 1PM – 1AM
Saturday: 11AM – 1AM
Sunday: 11AM – 11PM
*Skating session times vary from operating hours.
**Extended Hours President’s Day 11am-11pm.
General admission to Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is FREE and open to the public.
Skating Admission – $3
(FREE skating admission for all Independence Blue Cross cardholders and employees)
Skate Rental – $10
Skating admission can be purchased online at http://riverrink.ticketfly.com/
BLUE CROSS RIVERRINK WINTERFEST SPONSORS
About Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross is the leading health insurance organization in southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we serve nearly 10 million people in 24 states and the District of Columbia, including 2.5 million in the region. For nearly 80 years, we have been enhancing the health and wellness of the people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care professionals for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs and events that promote wellness. To learn more, visit www.ibx.com. Connect with us on Facebook at ibx.com/facebook and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
About the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
DRWC is a 501(c)(3) created in January 2009, exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop, program and maintain public amenities such as permanent and seasonal parks, trails, and streetscape improvements to transform the waterfront into a vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia as is consistent with the goals of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware. Daily programming throughout the entire year is changing the way Philadelphians see and converse about the waterfront, and is helping to create spaces and communities that connect residents and visitors to the waterfront.
Photo Credit: Matt Stanley