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By A.D. Amorosi | December 1, 2015 |
See how many of the 11 characteristics you check off to determine if Penn Ice Rink at the Class of 1923 Arena is right for you this holiday season...
OPENING SEASONOpen September through March.
ATMOSPHEREFigure-skaters-in-training and hockey players of all skill sets are much-needed eye candy for this otherwise sterile indoor arena.
PICTURE PERFECTAll iPhones are on silent and tucked away in monogrammed totes and Barbour backpacks. There’s no time for photos when practice is under way.
IN THE NEWSThe Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation holds clinics here for public school kids ages 7 to 12. Also: roller derby tournaments.
THE EXCUSE TO GODrexel hipsters confused by the no-tipping policy at Avram Hornik’s William Street Common need to skate off some steam. Parents who saw The Clash back in 1982 crave bragging rights.
THE CROWDYoung professionals, medical students, and Wharton affiliates who think they’re Claude Giroux.
KEY LABELSMoschino padded coats, two-tone brown Abercrombie & Fitch sweaters, Doc Martens boots, Warby Parker glasses.
POST-SKATING HANGOUTSOrtlieb’s (when the second opening act is friends), Charlie was a sinner…, Oscar’s Tavern.
POLITICSCampaigning for Bernie Sanders but voting for Hillary Clinton.
OFF-RINK PASTIMESGrousing about Comcast, attending every film festival in Philadelphia, Etsy browsing.
REGRETSThat they didn’t buy that house in Wharton/Hawthorne/Bella Vista when it was cheaper; dating up.
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