PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Ice skating season is here.

The Penn’s Landing Blue Cross RiverRink opened for business on Friday. And plenty of people were there to give the ice a whirl:

“It’s so pretty. Everybody’s skating. They’re having fun. It’s awesome.”

“We’re all out here having a great time.”

“It’s better than shopping, any day and a lot more fun, too!”

“This is our first time down here as a big family. I usually get the kids down here closer to Christmas but my nieces and nephews heard about it and they wanted to be on board.”

A portion of the proceeds from the opening day at the River Rink benefited the Philadelphia police and fire department’s Survivor’s Fund.

Report By Kate Bilo:

Reported By Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio, Kate Bilo, CBS3

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