(Cherry Hill, NJ) – It is that time of the year again, as the temperatures drop, and the holidays get into full swing the county Parks Department is preparing for another winter wonderland at Cooper River Park. For our 10th year, the Board of Commissioners is excited to announce the opening of the WinterFest Ice Skating Rink for the 2023-2024 season.
WinterFest officially opens on Friday, Nov. 24, and will be open Thursday through Sunday until Feb. 25, 2024.
“Winterfest provides a wonderful opportunity for active outdoor recreation at one of the state’s most iconic and celebrated parks, Cooper River Park,” Commissioner Jeff Nash said. “I hope the Camden County community can enjoy ice skating and our winter wonderland setting in one of the county’s landmark greenspaces Every year, we are thrilled to welcome our neighbors back to this lovely attraction. It is always provided our residents and visitors with a carefree, and safe, way to have fun.”
The 60-foot by 120-foot ice rink will return to Cooper River Park across from the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, at the corner of North Park Drive and Cuthbert Boulevard. The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights in the trees, and vendors selling food inside the lodge.
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 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. 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 $5.50 and adult admission is $7.50. Veterans and seniors will receive a discounted admission of $5.50. Unlimited skating, not including skate rentals, is available for $125.
There is a $6 skate rental fee for all ages. Customers can also get their skates sharpened for $6.50. In addition, there is plenty of free parking around the park.
Visit CamdenCounty.com/WinterFest for information on parties, skating lessons and more.
Camden County WinterFest is an official Toys for Tots drop off location.
The following special holiday hours will also be observed:
- Christmas Eve: 12/24: 12PM – 5PM
- Christmas Day: Closed
- Holiday Week 12/26 – 12/30: 12 PM – 10 PM
- New Year’s Eve 12/31: 12 PM – 8 PM
- New Year’s Day 1/1: 12 PM – 10 PM
- MLK Day / Monday 1/16: 12 PM – 9PM
- President’s Day/ Monday 2/20: 12PM – 9PM
- Last Day / Sunday 2/25: 12 PM – 9 PM