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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

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The Franklin Fountain cabin at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Photograph: Matt Stanley

Wassail on the waterfront at this urban wintertime retreat, or rent skates and hit the ice on their outdoor rink. RiverRink affords kids and adults the chance to kick their heels on the ice for a $3 admission fee, with a $10 skate-rental fee collected for those who don’t bring their own. The at-large Winterfest, meanwhile—an approximately two-acre campus encompassing an arcade, lodge and a Franklin Fountain–operated “Confectionary Cabin”—is a free space with plenty of pay-as-you-go indulgences. While the kids skate or push quarters in the arcade machines, adults can warm up by the fire pits with the Latin-inspired dishes of Garces, a basket of Chickie’s & Pete’s famous fries and their choices from a menu of craft beer.

Note: Winterfest is closed for the season, but you can check out the warm-weater version of the attractionm Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest—complete with an outdoor roller rink and ferris wheel—now through September 3.

By: Brandon Baker


Venue name: Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Address: 101 S Columbus Blvd
Cross street: at Chestnut St
Opening hours: Closed for the season
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