Winter Ski Lodge

The Rothman Rink at Dillworth Park


Can you even believe another year has gone by? We definitely can’t!  It feels like we were just doing our first installation of Rothman Rink’s winter decor at Dilworth Park.

When we first found out about this awesome project from Center City District, we couldn’t contain our excitement. One of the most iconic locations in Philadelphia was getting an annual ice rink?!? We wanted in.


Custom design ideas came from everyone on the DFW design team. Figuring out how to execute a fun vision that will last a whole season is right up our alley and quite a challenge that we are willing to take on. We decided to use vintage toboggans and sleds to create a variety of chandelier installations with hanging Edison bulb pendant lights that run down the center of the cabin. These were super fun to build and even more fun to see come to life during our installation! On opposite sides of these focal points, we hung metal spheres with wired Christmas lights within to add more hanging elements from the tented ceiling.


We also had the opportunity to provide lounge (a must have), centerpieces and other fun decor pieces for their reveal party at the start of the opening season. We started with an element palette that included blue and cream pieces mixed with pine cones and wrought iron. We utilized rentals from vendor friends, vintage style lanterns, fairy lights, hurricane vases with ivory colored pillared candles, and winter foliage to create a fun environment to get guests in the winter spirit. 

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Every year we have a blast making this cabin come to life especially when its usually what jump starts us into our busy holiday season! 

Happy Holidays, 

The DFW Event Design Team

Katie Robinson