Philadelphia Love: Ice Skating at Bluecross RiverRink


If you are looking for something fun to do in Philly on a friday night with (or without) the kids, we highly recommend moseying on down to the Bluecross RiverRink.  It. Is. Amazing.  A total winter wonderland.



We were up for a little ice-skating, but I’d be lying if I said that the happy hour specials and brewery tastings weren’t part of the draw.




If you go, the Shorty Fries are insane.  Total food porn (french fries covered in brisket covered in cheese) but WOW.  $5 during happy hour.  Happily, in addition to the bar food, Distrios (one of our fav Mexican places) has a food truck outside.  You can bring your food back into the lodge.  My only complaint is that the lodge is…..barely heated.  There are fake fireplaces but they don’t give off a ton of heat.  Next time I’ll dress warmer.





And then, of course, the ice skating.








Sooooo….I forgot how hard it is to learn to ice skate.  Raines was a seriously good sport (and the staff was so nice); Pax hated it.  They are both signed up for lessons in February.  (I was cringing watching R wobble around with his ankles rolling out.  My hockey-player father is going to give me so much sh*t. I KNOW, DAD.  I KNOW.  You didn’t want me to marry a hockey player, so this is what happens….)


There’s also a small arcade room, and an outdoor seating area with a bunch of wood-burning stoves.



But the most important part????  The thing you MUST KNOW if you go?  Yeah – OK:  see the look of pure and total agony in Raines’ eyes?  The look of longing down to the depths of his soul??   The family next to us brought S’MORES.  Like sticks and marshmallows and grahams and chocolate and everything.  Apparently you can buy a little smore-making kit at the “Fireside Cafe”….but they had RUN OUT when we inquired, so….yeah.  WOMP WOMP WOMP.

Don’t worry, Raines.  We’ll be back.  Armed with marshmallows.



jacket:  old, Lole – the Lole Lenny Zip jacket is very similar (although the white is fabulous)

hat: Sole Society c/o

jeans: MiH Nouvelle Slim Straight

boots: Ugg Australia Marala Combat Boots – on super sale, so almost sold out, but still in stock at Dillards, a few sizes left at

backpack: Ecoalf Oslo Backpack in navy&black (on sale at Bloomies – love this thing)

eyeliner (because a few of you have been asking):  Eyeko Me&My Shadow Waterproof Eyeshadow/Eyeliner





ps.  The winter sales are crazy right now.  Especially loving this cashmere camo beanie  (on super sale at Bluefly), and everything in the Barney’s crazy-warehouse sale (take an EXTRA 70% OFF already reduced prices).  Also, Singer22 has an extra 25% off already reduced prices with code 25MORE.  Know Singer22?  Think quirky Wildfox Sweatshirts, Rails plaid shirts and Paige moto cords.  All on sale. Yummy.


  1. One really cool thing about Philly is that we have several ice skating rinks through the department of parks and rec. I know that skating at Penns Landing is fun for the atmosphere and extra stuff, but can be super frustrating for kids. In addition to all of the private rinks around the city and suburbs, we have some good public rinks that are a great place for little kids to learn.
    We go to Simons Ice Rink in West Oak Lane. They have a lot of public skating time.

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