Gear Up for the Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink

We found the best roller skates, helmets and knee pads for kids for your outing
Photo By Laura Stanley From Pexels

Photo by Laura Stanley from Pexels

The Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink at Dilworth Park will be open for outdoor rolling skating in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall from April 30 through June 27. It will feature a retro design that includes a checkerboard floor, twinkling lights and an overhead hula hoop installation designed and created by the local Lucky Dog Studio.

Skate rental is available at the rink, but some families will prefer to bring their own. We’ve rounded up all the gear your kids will need — roller skates, helmets and knee pads — to skate safely anywhere.

Roller Skates

Roller Derby’s Speed Quad Skates are light weight, comfortable and have a classic design. ($44.99)

Pacer’s Comet Lite Kids Light Up Roller Skates have fun light up wheels and a comfortable padded collar that for ankle support. ($69.99)

Available in black, pink and purple, Epic Skates’ Galaxy Elite Kid’s Quad Speed Skates have both indoor and outdoor wheels which means that your kids can practice for the roller rink at home before you head out. ($59.99)


The Flybar Multi-Sport Helmet for kids and adults is highly adjustable for a fine-tuned fit. ($39.99)

With mesh-lined vents, an extended visor for sun protection and multiple adjustments, the Joovy Noodle Helmet maximizes comfort. (On sale, $24.99)

The Starter Helmet from Kryptonics, a leading skateboarding brand, is a comfortable and adjustable beginner helmet. ($19.99-$21.99)

Knee Pad Sets 

The Pro-Tec Jr. Street Gear 3 Pack which includes knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards, is designed for ages 5-10 and is built to protect against impact. ($34.99)

Available in a variety of colors, the knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards included in the JBM International 3 in 1 Protective Gear Set are made to stay in place and protect against falls. (On sale, $32.99)

The easily attachable Elbow and Knee Pads from Strider are designed for younger roller skaters age 18 months to five years. ($19.99)

Know Before You Go:

Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 10 and under. Skate rentals are an extra $5. Tickets are available online and limited sales may be available in person.

Hour-long skating sessions will be offered on Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-8:45 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-11:15 p.m. Get $5 off admission for all ages at the Matinee Skate on Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Masks are required in the roller rink area. Call (215) 983-1291 or email with questions.

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