First-Ever Dilworth Park Ice Festival Debuts this Saturday, February 18!

-Courtesy of Center City District

Celebrate the final days of winter at Dilworth Park this Saturday, February 18 during Center City District’s (CCD) first-ever Ice Festival! Starting at 1 p.m., intricate ice sculptures will be on display throughout the park as guests enjoy a full day of entertainment, including professional ice dancers, strolling circus arts and a frozen mini golf course.

Throughout the event, watch as artists from Ice Sculpture Philly construct a full-size, fully-functional baby grand piano made entirely from ice. At 6 p.m., a pianist from the Philly POPS will perform live.

Inside at the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin, guests can relax and warm up with hearty seasonal dishes and hot drinks. At the bar, adults 21 and older will find tasty cocktails made with Maker’s Mark® Bourbon and Haku® Vodka, plus local and craft beers, including Troёgs and Michelob Ultra.

The full Ice Festival schedule includes:

1 p.m.-6 p.m.: Live DJ Entertainment
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Youth Figure Skating Performance 
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Snowman Craft in the Cabin
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Ice Skating with Ice Princesses (valid Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink tickets required)
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Ice Dance Performance
3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Dueling Ice Carving by the Wintergarden
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Circus Arts Performers 
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Ice Piano Performance with the Philly POPS

The Ice Festival is free to attend, but valid admission to the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink is required to ice skate. Guests can purchase tickets ahead of time at As a reminder, the Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink will close for the season on Sunday, February 26.

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