Retro roller skating rink opens Friday at Dilworth Park outside City Hall

Rothman Roller Rink opens through June 27.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Roller skating begins Friday in front of Philadelphia City Hall.

The retro roller skating rink has its opening day at Dilworth Park.

What was the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink has turned into the Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink.

It includes a checkerboard floor and twinkling lights, along with an art installation of overhead hula hoops designed and fabricated by Philadelphia's Lucky Dog Studio.

The Rothman Roller Rink at Dilworth Park is open from Friday, April 30 through Sunday, June 27.

You can skate for hourlong sessions Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m., and 11 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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You do need tickets: $8 for children 10 and younger, and $10 for adults.

Roller skate rental will be $5.

Matinee Skate will offer $5 off of admission to guests of all ages on Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City officials say skaters should book sessions in advance through an online reservation system. Limited in-person sales may be offered onsite. Skaters will be able to purchase locks and reserve lockers. To purchase tickets and for additional information about ticketing procedures and other rink amenities, visit

The rink will follow City, State, and CDC COVID-19 guidelines, including mask requirements, a reduced capacity and enhanced cleaning protocols.

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