WinterFest officially opened on Nov. 26 and will be now be open Thursday through Monday until Feb. 27.
“WinterFest has been a huge hit this year especially since the 2020-2021 season was cancelled due to COVID-19,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “And since the weather is cooperating, we’ve decided to keep the rink open for an additional week to ensure that every resident who wants to come out and enjoy the rink can do so.”
The 60-foot by 120-foot ice rink is located inside Cooper River Park across from the Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, at the corner of North Park Drive and Cuthbert Boulevard. The park was transformed into a winter wonderland with fire pits, games and vendors selling food inside the lodge.
The WinterFest Ice Skating Rink at Cooper River Park is 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. Children between the ages of 5 and 17 who show their vaccination cards will get one free admission to the rink. 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 lots around the park.
Per the Health Dept Guests regardless of vaccination status are asked to wear masks while in the lodge and encouraged to wear them outside when social distancing is not possible. Anyone experiencing Covid-19 symptoms are asked not to enter the Winterfest area.
Visit CamdenCounty.com/WinterFest for information on parties, skating lessons and more.