Giant menorah to be lit tonight at Winterfest ice rink at Cooper River Park

Camden

The Freeholder Board will celebrate the second night of Chanukah by lighting the giant menorah at the Winterfest ice rink at Cooper River Park. Marking the festival of lights a large menorah will be lit over the course of the eight day holiday.

“Join us as we light the Cooper River Park menorah and tell the story of Chanukah,” said Freeholder Jeffrey Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “There will be special giveaways, and admission to the Chanukah celebration is free.”

Winterfest’s 60 foot by 120 foot ice rink is located in the center of Cooper River Park’s Jack Curtis Stadium on North Park Drive in Pennsauken. The park has been transformed into a winter wonderland with twinkling lights in the trees, and vendors selling soft pretzels, hot chocolate and other tasty treats.

The Winterfest Ice Skating Rink at Cooper River Park is open Monday through Thursday from 4 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 9 p.m.

Children 4 years of age and younger are admitted onto the ice for free. There is a $3 admission fee for kids 5 to 12. Admission for adults is $5 and a $3.00 skate rental fee for all ages. In addition, there is plenty of free parking in lots to either side of the stadium.

Visit www.skatewinterfest.com for information on skating lessons and more.

“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.”