Many people think of Maryland as a Southern state, but there are actually a number of excellent outdoor ice rinks in this state. In fact, it’s my hometown, so I’ve skated in all of these rinks over the years. I even work at one of them!
- Glen Burnie Ice Rink – Located at 103C N Crain Highway in Glen Burnie, MD, this rink is open from November 1st through the middle of March each year. Admission is $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for kids, plus $3 for skate rentals. The rink offers birthday parties and skating lessons too. Rental skates are available starting at an infants size 6 and going up through an adults size 15. The rink offers both figure and hockey skates, and unlike most other rinks, does offer some half sizes.
Hours are as follows:
Tuesday 12pm-9pm(closed for lessons from 5-6pm)
Want the ice all to yourself? Skaters who visit the rink during the weekday hours are often excited to find they are the only ones on the ice. This is a great time for parents to bring young children who are just learning to skate. For more information, you can call the rink at 410-590-5990.
- Quiet Waters Ice Rink – Located in Quiet Waters park in the state’s capital of Annapolis, this rink is finally reopening after being closed for several years due to maintenance issues. The rink will be opening for the season on November 29.
|Sunday||8am – 9pm|
|Monday||10pm – 9pm|
|Wednesday||10pm – 9pm|
|Thursday||10pm – 9pm|
|Friday||10pm – 10pm|
|Saturday||8am – 10pm|
Finally, no discussion of outdoor ice skating rinks in Maryland is complete without a nod to the rinks that are no more. One of my personal favorites is the Baltimore Ice Rink, which was located on Rash Field at the Inner Harbor for many years. After it closed, a local group tried to revive it in Fells Point, where it was known as the Baltimore Ice Rink at Harbor Point. After two seasons, this rink too, was closed. Every season, I hold out hope for a new Baltimore rink, but so far no luck.
Did I miss your favorite outdoor ice rink in Maryland, past or present? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know!