Freedom Das, 8, of Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Carl Schmidt/Federal Hill Photography LLC)

It’s still too warm for snow in most of Maryland, but the wintry fun has already begun at the Inner Harbor Ice Rink.

During opening day Saturday, Baltimore residents and visitors glided across the ice while enjoying tunes by DJ Ashmo.

The first 50 children were able to participate in free ice-skating and skate rental, and receive sweet treats from Crust by Mack and hot cocoa.

Located at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater between the Harborplace pavilions, the ice rink is sponsored by the Pearlstone Family Fund and the Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds.

The ice rink will operate through Jan. 15. Daily hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There will also be special holiday hours:

  • Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 23): 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Christmas Eve (Sunday, Dec. 24): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Christmas Day (Monday, Dec. 25): 4 p.m. 11 p.m.
  • New Year’s Eve (Sunday, Dec. 31): 10 a.m. 11 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day (Monday, Jan. 1): 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Until you get a chance to visit the rink yourself, enjoy these photos by Carl Schmidt (Federal Hill Photography LLC) of folks having fun on the ice this Saturday:

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at

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