Tag: ice skating

With addition of Four Seasons, there will soon be two spots to ice skate near the harbor

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Photo via innerharboricerink.org

It’s still early November, but somehow it feels like Halloween was forever ago (blame the election hangover). Resist all you want, but you may as well embrace the cold-weather season and approaching holidays.

The Inner Harbor’s Ice Rink Reopens for the Season Today

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Photo via innerharboricerink.org

Just in time for Baltimore’s first freeze of the season, ice skating is back in the Inner Harbor.

The Little Cloud that Cried…Or How to Chill in July

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image via pinterest
image via pinterest

University of Baltimore MFA grad Sue Loweree remembers her ice-skating contest/identity crisis. It’s such a cathartic read, especially in the Baltimore summertime, you’ll likely shiver.

The Omaha Convention Center is a big, cold building with ceilings as high as our new two-story house. I follow Mom and Miss Darby, the skating coach down the hall listening to them talk about Thursday night lessons.

Inner Harbor Ice Rink Opens Friday

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Courtesy Waterfront Partnership
Courtesy Waterfront Partnership

One of the most popular attractions of the holiday season in Baltimore returns on Friday, when the Pandora Ice Rink opens at the Inner Harbor.

Ice Skating Returns to Inner Harbor Next Month

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waterfrontcatch of the day fish (2)If the unseasonably warm weather has you confused, don’t worry. It’s time to start thinking about frozen activities.

Patterson Park Might Lose its Ice Skating Rink

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Photo via Charm City Now
Photo via Charm City Now

Patterson Park is being seriously redeveloped for the first time in nearly 20 years, which is great news–except that the park’s new look might not include one of its most fun features, the ice rink.

Inner Harbor Ice Skating Extended to February

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(photo courtesy Waterfront Partnership)
(photo courtesy Waterfront Partnership)

The McKeldin Square ice skating rink was meant to be a holiday affair. But since everything else is still frozen anyway, it’s staying open until mid-February.

Ice Skating Returns to Inner Harbor This Weekend

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Ice skating at Rash Field, where it used to be.
Inner Harbor ice skating in its former location at Rash Field.


Temperatures are taking the plunge, and it feels more like February than November. The frosty conditions could be a reason to stay at home this weekend. Or, they could be a reason to celebrate the fact that Inner Harbor finally has ice skating again. 

No Skating on Lake Roland? Since When?

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Last week and the week before were really, really cold.  Cold enough to freeze Lake Roland’s shallow waters to more than a 5” thickness: perfect conditions for ice skating!  Which is just what some area residents did – groups of kids took to the ice with hockey sticks and rosy cheeks, and some adults put edge to ice, as well.  It was a joy to behold.  Good, clean fun on a freezing winter day when it was otherwise hard to appreciate the single-digit weather.

Sadly, the skaters were interrupted by admonitions from the police to get off the ice – someone had called 911.  The reason?  They were told that Baltimore County Recreation and Parks prohibits skating on its park waters.

The park rules are posted on signs at the main entrances:

Park Open Sunrise to Sunset

Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited without Written Permit

Park Permits Required for Groups

Dogs Must Be Leashed

Unauthorized Motor Vehicles and Horses Prohibited

Open Fires and Weapons Prohibited

Swimming Prohibited

Violators Will Be Prosecuted. Help Keep Your Park Clean.

(Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks.)

On the sign, there is no prohibition nor permission to ice skate, but concerned citizens — including my neighbors and me — who gathered with the Baltimore County Director of Recreation and Parks this week were told that it is, in fact, a county policy.

Figure Skating Benefit Show for Typhoon Haiyan

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catch of the day fish (2)Before we start diving head first into pumpkin pie recipes, heaps of mashed potatoes, and the shopping bonanza that follows, we thought it would be nice to take some time this week to look around and really consider the spirit of thankfulness as the holiday season engulfs us. And not surprisingly, some of the best examples of how to embody this spirit come from the younger members of our community. The one that really got us this week? Aubrey Akers, a local teen, is hosting a figure skating show this weekend to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

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