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Mayor Moran Announces the Return of Winter Wonderland Free Ice Skating at Santander Arena

by The City of Reading

Nov 13, 2023

The City of Reading is excited to announce the return of the highly anticipated Winter Wonderland Free Ice Skating event in partnership with the Reading Parking Authority, Reading Area Water Authority, and Santander Arena. This family-friendly event will once again bring joy to the heart of our community.

Mayor Moran is thrilled about this collaboration between the City of Reading and our dedicated partners and knows this event promises to make the holiday season even more special for residents and visitors. “We are excited to bring back Winter Wonderland Free Ice Skating to the City of Reading,” said Mayor Moran. “This event is quickly becoming part of our city’s annual traditions, bringing our community together during the holiday season. I encourage you to register for an ice-skating session and take time before or after to enjoy a meal at one of our great restaurants in Downtown Reading. This is a great opportunity to experience what our city has to offer.”

Winter Wonderland Free Ice Skating dates and times (registration required):

  • Nov. 17 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 8 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 15 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 26 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 29 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Jan. 12 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 14 at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Location: Santander Arena in Downtown Reading

Admission: Free

Skate rental: Available at no cost

Winter Wonderland is a free ice-skating opportunity for everyone to lace up their skates, hit the ice, and create cherished memories. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a novice, the event is designed to offer fun for all skill levels. Register your family and friends and enjoy the magic of ice skating in Downtown Reading.

Special thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, and partners for their commitment to creating a safe and festive atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of the holidays in Downtown Reading. We invite everyone to join us for this free, family-friendly event that brings the community together.

For more information about Winter Wonderland Free Ice Skating, including event hours, registration, and additional details, please review the event graphic, and you can also follow us on social media for updates and announcements.

The Royals were awarded the ECHL’s “Most Creative Generation Revenue of the Year” in their first year holding the Winter Wonderland event. The event accrued over 1,000 participants across the 30 public skates during the 2022-23 season.

The City of Reading is the principal city of the Greater Reading Area and the county seat for Berks County. With an estimated population of 95,112 as of the 2020 census, it is the fourth most populated city in the state after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Allentown.

Reading Parking Authority is committed to providing convenient and safe parking options for residents and visitors.

Reading Area Water Authority is dedicated to delivering clean, safe, and reliable drinking water to the City of Reading.

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