Freeholders Usher in WinterFest at Cooper River Park Dec. 1

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(Cherry Hill, NJ) — The Freeholder Board is bringing the WinterFest Ice Skating Rink back to Cooper River Park this year to provide family fun from Dec. 1 to Feb. 14.

“Come to the grand opening celebration featuring a tree lighting ceremony and a performance from a local skate team. 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. “There will also be a free carousel, Ferris wheel and horse-drawn carriage rides that will get you into the holiday spirit.”

The 60-foot by 120-foot ice rink is currently being constructed in the center of Cooper River Park’s Jack Curtis Stadium located at 5300 North Park Drive in Pennsauken.  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 the county’s renowned park system. 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 ice 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 Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., on Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 8 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 to either side of the stadium. for information on parties, skating lessons and more.

Camden County WinterFest is an official Toys for Tots drop off location.