It’s time to dust off those ice skates — the Pandora Ice Rink at the Inner Harbor is OPEN for the season!

Located between the Harborplace Pavillions, the rink is open for posted hours seven days a week with extended times on the holidays. It’s the perfect keep-em-busy activity for those days off of school, early evenings or weekend adventures. (Ice skating under the stars and city lights followed by a cup of cocoa from the Christmas Village? It’s the stuff holiday memories are made of!). Regular admission is $9-$10 plus $4 for skate rental.

“Waterfront Partnership is excited to have the PANDORA Ice Rink back at the Inner Harbor and open for a third season!” said Laurie Schwartz, president of Waterfront Partnership. “During the last two seasons, the Rink attracted over 50,000 skaters – families, young couples and children – from all parts of Baltimore, some beginners and others experienced skaters, all having fun together on the ice at the Inner Harbor.”

Added bonus? Just show your skating wristband to take advantage of great dining deals around the harbor at your favorite restaurants. 

Grab your wooly mittens, fuzzy cap, and head to the rink this holiday season!

Pandora Ice Rink - (cool) progeny

special events

In addition to regular hours seven days a week, several special events are planned. Mark your calendars for:

Skate with a Cop Night
November 29, 6:00-8:00pm

Saturday’s with Santa
M&S Grill Atrium
December 3, 10, and 17, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Santa and holiday cheer! Stop by to take your own treasured holiday photographs with you, your family, and Santa.

Late Night Skate with Insomnia Cookies 

December 7, 8:00 – 10:00pm
January 4, 8:00 – 10:00pm

The first 100 people will get ah-mazing Insomnia Cookies, hot chocolate, and milk!

Excerpts from the Nutcracker Skate by The Next Ice Age

December 15, 7pm

Live performance of scenes from The Nutcracker performed by The Next Ice Age!

SkateFest Benefiting Special Olympics Maryland 

January 5, 6:00 – 8:00pm

For a $5 donation you will receive admission and skate rental! Additional donations are welcomed, with all proceeds collected going to Special Olympics of Maryland. The event will feature live music, skating “Beary White,” refreshments and giveaways while supplies last!

Frost Fest
January 11, 6 – 8 PM

(cool) progeny is joining the Inner Harbor Frost Fest fun this year! Stay tuned for more info about this play date event!

(cool) tips

  • Skate rentals are hockey skates and generally speaking, you’ll want to rent two sizes down. The smallest skate size is a youth size 9 and the largest skate size is an adult size 13.
  • Waterfront Partnership has partnered with Parking Panda to make parking easy! Just purchase you parking pass in advance and be within walking distance of the rink.
  • They do not provide helmets, so if you have a new skater, you may want to bring your own.
  • Restrooms are available in the Harborplace Pavilions. For a map of restroom locations, click here.

go skate!

pandora ice rink


Lead photo by Kaitlin Newman; Article photo by Laura Black. This article is sponsored by Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.