“We have another spectacular grand opening celebration planned this year featuring our annual tree lighting ceremony, family entertainment, carolers and more. While you are there, head into the tent to warm up with some hot beverages and food,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “This year WinterFest is adding even more family fun activities, including arcade games in the heated tent, and other outdoor games for families while they’re off the ice.”
The 60-foot by 120-foot ice rink is currently being constructed in Cooper River Park across from the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, at the corner of North Park Drive and Cuthbert Avenue. The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights in the trees, and vendors selling soft pretzels, hot chocolate and other tasty treats.
“This is another great reason to visit one of Camden County’s great parks. Bring the entire family to Cooper River Park and make it your winter tradition,” Nash said. “This is a great opportunity to introduce kids to skating and who knows there might be some future figure skaters or hockey players out there.”
The WinterFest Ice Skating Rink at Cooper River Park will be open Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 9 p.m.
Children 4 years of age and younger will be admitted onto the ice for free. Kids 5 to 12 will be admitted for $4 and adult admission is $6. Veterans and seniors will receive a discounted admission of $4. There is a $4 skate rental fee for all ages. In addition, there is plenty of free parking in lots around the park. VisitCamdenCounty.com/WinterFest for information on parties, skating lessons and more.
Camden County WinterFest is an official Toys for Tots drop off location.