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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.

It could be awhile before the first snowfall—who really knows in 2018?—but you won’t have to wait long for your first taste of winter sport. Jewelry company Pandora and others will continue the tradition of sponsoring an ice rink in the Inner Harbor, starting this Nov. 16 (UPDATE: The opening has been delayed and is now on Nov. 16), located at the top of the amphitheater at Light and Pratt streets.

Admission, $10 for adults and $9 for military members/veterans, children and senior, gets you in, and for $4 you can rent a pair of skates to glide around. The rink will remain open on all the major holidays, and put on special events for Hannakuh, New Year’s Eve and more. Hours and other details here.

To add to the sudden wintertime excitement, the Four Seasons over in Harbor East is getting its own rink on the outdoor fifth floor for the holidays. Set to open Nov. 23, the terrace, which usually houses a heated Whirlpool and a reflecting pool, will host a 1,560-square-foot synthetic rink, outfitted with lights and décor, and music to boot. Holiday-season fiends rejoice: There’ll even be “housemade cocoa, spiced apple cider, and fire-roasted chestnuts,” according to a release.

At $25 per session for adults and $15 for children, plus $5 for skate rental, it’s pricier than the street-level rink near Harborplace.

Those views, though.

Hours and other details here.

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...

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