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Wilmington's Riverfront Rink reopens for a new season

Delaware Public Media

A popular winter destination on the Wilmington Riverfront is opening for its sixth year.

The Horizon Services Riverfront Rink re-opened Friday and will operate seven days a week through March 1st.  


"In the winter time, the Horizon Riverfront rink really is the focal point of the Riverfront, it's where we have a lot of our holiday festivities, where the viewing area for our New Year's Eve fireworks and obviously just the ice skating lends itself to the holiday atmosphere and the winter fun," said Joe Valenti, Marketing Manager for the Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware.

The rink has evening hours weekdays starting at 4 p.m. and daytime and evening hours on weekends starting at 11 a.m.

During the warmer months, the rink site is home to the Constitution Yards Beer Garden, and this year the beer garden will be open on weekends

"For those that are there skating it offers some additional options because we offer some hot chocolate and pretzels and snacky type foods like that, but it offers additional food and beverage options, obviously some adult beverages, alcoholic beverages as well," said Valenti. "Additionally, it gives people that maybe aren't into the skating aspect but want to enjoy the holiday atmosphere more of a reason to come down to the rink and hang out"

The rink rents skates those that don't own their own, and there will be skate-helpers to help beginners on the ice.

More information and pricing can be found at the rink's website.