Gambling and skating may seem like an odd combination, but now the two share a common space in Chester. Flight on Ice opened a new outdoor rink in front of Harrah’s Tuesday night entrance. The ribbon cutting ceremony was presented by Delaware County Council Harrah’s and Flight on Ice, the media-based inflight entertainment division.
DelCo River Rink at Harrah’s Philadelphia is a 60-by-100-foot, full-size outdoor rink with a heated indoor Ice Garden Bar and other amenities, including free parking, music and a calendar of family-friendly events. Skate tickets are $5 plus tax and skate rentals are $12 plus tax.
Delaware County Council Vice Chair Elaine Paul Schaefer said she and the other four county council members are “incredibly excited to be a part of this really exciting addition to this area of our county.” Schaefer added that the county, Flight Entertainment and Harrah’s partnered on the project.
“This new ice rink offers all kinds of residents the opportunity to enjoy it throughout the winter season until the end of February,” he said. “Families can come out and skate with the family; it’s a great place for a date, for couples and a pretty cool place to hang out with your friends. And Delaware County residents get discounted tickets and skate rentals.
Schaefer added that there will be special community days throughout the season where county organizations and nonprofits can skate for free.
“We at the county council are so proud to invest in this community and this whole waterfront,” he said.
This is Flight on Ice’s fourth rink in the region, with two more rinks opening soon.
Even Phang, the mascot of the Philadelphia Union, will step onto the ice at Harrah’s Philadelphia’s new DelCo River Arena.