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Flight on Ice is gliding into Delaware County with a giant outdoor ice skating rink and winter village that will pop-up in Newtown Square. Four Philadelphia region business partners and friends are bringing a festive winter village to Delaware County, in an area next to Bonefish Grill, at 4889 West Chester Pike. Flight on Ice will bring with it ice skating, festive lighting and decor, light dining, hot cocoa, special events and lots of outdoor fun. This brand-new, full-sized ice rink will debut just in time for the holiday season, and it will run through at least February of 2022. Break out those mittens, sweaters and scarves, and get ready to lace up your skates! All ages and experience levels are welcome. There will also be plenty of fun for those that don’t skate but who want to come out with their friends and family. Additional details, and a roster of special events, and individual ticket sales will be posted in late November after Thanksgiving. In the meantime, season passes are now on sale for $99.99 and family four session passes are on sale for $39.99. For season passes, four session passes and more information, visit www.flightonice.com. Flight on Ice presents the Veterans Memorial Rink with a portion of proceeds to benefit and support local veterans. For more about Delaware County Veterans War Memorial, visit www.delcoveteransmemorial.org.
“Working with the deBotton family, Visit Delco and all of our great community partners has made it possible to bring a ‘real’ ice skating rink concept to Newtown Square,”said Flight Entertainment President and Managing Partner Jon Schaffer. “As a lifelong resident and business owner in Delaware County, supporting a great cause and operating in my own backyard makes this extra special to me. In an effort to celebrate and make Delco better than ever, we hope to raise significant funds from our rink proceeds to benefit local veterans. On behalf of myself, my family, my partners and my amazing Flight team, we are super excited about launching our first season and we hope to make this an annual tradition that we can all enjoy for years to come. ”
“Now, more than ever, we are proud to be a part of Delaware County and are thrilled to allow Flight on Ice to build the ice-skating rink on our property for the enjoyment of the community,” said Paul deBotton, rink land owner and chair at the Veterans War Memorial. “We wish to thank everyone who helped make this happen. As with the Delaware County Veterans War Memorial, it is my hope that this location will unite family and friends.”
“Visit Delco, PA is extremely excited to be partnering with Flight Entertainment and bringing this outdoor skating rink to Delaware County,” said Visit Delco Executive Director Steve Byrne. “With what everyone has been through the last 18 months, we look forward to welcoming people to come and enjoy the atmosphere. This rink will not only attract locals, but also visitors from outside the area and fulfill our mission to bring revenue into the county. It will accommodate families and friends of all ages. And the best part is that portions of the proceeds will go to the Delaware County Veterans War Memorial to help with their endowment.”
When opened, Flight on Ice will feature a 60’x100’ full sized outdoor skating rink as its centerpiece, surrounded by food, drink, shopping and vibes. When it opens, visitors can enjoy a safe, outdoor gathering spot that will be the perfect family day out, date night spot, and place to catch up on winter fitness. Great for aficionados and newbies alike, ice skating is a classic winter delight. Flight on Ice will have skate rentals available, to make it easy for guests. Once the session ticket is up, guests can take a break from skating to enjoy nearby restaurants and retailers to make it a full day experience. Flight on Ice is only 20 minutes from Philadelphia and many spots on the Main Line and Western Suburbs – making it a great destination for day-trippers!
On top of ice skating, visitors will be able to warm up in the heated hospitality tent, perfect for relaxing with friends and family after a skate session. There their taste buds will be tempted with a full menu of sweet and savory treats, and more from local restaurant partners. On top of food and drink, look for merchandise and shopping, winter and holiday vibes, and great music to keep you in the holiday spirit.
Flight on Ice can also host holiday gatherings and private events at the 6,000 square foot rink, as well as in the hospitality tent that can hold up to 100 people. Get ready to make magical memories with family, friends, classmates and co-workers!
The timing of Flight on Ice’s debut in December makes it the perfect holiday destination. After Christmas and New Year’s, the rink will remain open through February to allow people to soak up the fun all winter long.
During the duration of the pop-up, look for special events and programming for Christmas Week, Winter Break Week, New Year’s Eve, Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day and President’s Week. A ribbon cutting and opening ceremony is planned for mid-December, as well as a special media preview.
While visiting Flight on Ice, make sure to check out our neighbors at The Regal Cinema, PJ Whelihans, Toscana Ristorante and Tyler Arboretum, to make it a day in Delaware County. Out of town guests can book overnight accommodations to get a great package in Delco at our partner’s website. https://visitdelcopa.com/accommodations/
“This temporary ice rink will be a wonderful addition to our community and the local holiday traditions,” said Rep. Chris Quin. “Children and adults ice skating has been part of many idyllic holiday scenes and now Delaware County will have its own version of a winter wonderland. Additionally, the rink will create seasonal employment opportunities for individuals in need of extra income around the holiday season. In many ways, this rink will be a fantastic addition to our holiday season here in Delaware County.”
For seasonal jobs, Flight on Ice in Delaware County will create around 25-30 new jobs to start, with the potential to double that number during the season.
Businesses interested in partnering with the Veterans Memorial Rink should visit the sponsorship page – https://www.flightonice.com/sponsor-a-rink/
Family packs and season passes are on sale now in limited quantities and at early bird pricing. Individual tickets for timed skate sessions will be on sale in December. For more information, visit www.flightonice.com. Follow Flight on Ice on Instagram and facebook for information, giveaways and promotions, and follow them on twitter for up-to-date weather information.
FLIGHT ON ICE EXPANDS TO FOUR CITIES
Flight on Ice is also announcing the opening of multiple rinks throughout the East Coast to spread holiday cheer in 2021. The company’s four locations will include:
Vintner Wonderland at Renault Winery https://www.flightonice.com/locations/renault-winery/
Ice at Pier Village https://www.flightonice.com/locations/ice-at-pier-village/
Discover Schenectady River Rink https://www.flightonice.com/locations/schenectady-river-rink/
Veterans Memorial Rink https://www.flightonice.com/locations/newtown-square/
Tickets and details for all four cities will be launched as each opening gets closer. The first of the four rinks to open will be at Renault Winery’s Vintner Wonderland. Flight on Ice will have the East Coast gliding into winter and the holiday season like never before. Stay tuned for exciting details!
ABOUT FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT AND FLIGHT ON ICE
Founded in 2013, Flight Entertainment was formed as an elevated and ever-growing affiliate brand for Greater-Philadelphia’s Schaffer Sound Productions Inc, which has been in business since 1977 and continues to thrive today. Through their unique offerings and expertise, Flight Entertainment and Schaffer Sound Productions have proven resilient even in the toughest of times for the hospitality and entertainment industry.
ABOUT VISIT DELCO
Visit Delco, PA is the official Tourism Promotion Agency of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Responsible for marketing Delaware County to residents, business and leisure travelers, meeting and convention planners, in addition to promoting the development and expansion of business, industry and commerce.