Want to take the kids ice skating? Here are some great family-friendly options in and around Baltimore — including al fresco options!

Where To Go Ice Skating in Baltimore

Skating Al Fresco

Johns Hopkins Ice Rink at Homewood
Homewood Campus
Operates through Sunday, February 27, 2022
Open to Public: Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (JHU Affiliate Only Late Skate: 10 – 11:30 p.m.); Sundays: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Johns Hopkins has launched a new experience on the Homewood campus for JHU faculty, staff, and students as well as special weekend access for the local Baltimore community! Best part? It’s FREE! (Including skates!) Each attendee is required to sign up for a 90-minute skate session and complete the electronic waiver prior to arrival at the rink. Skates are complimentary and limited to first 100 skaters on a first come, first served basis. Yes, you are welcome to bring your own. At the end of the each 90-minute skate session, all participates will be asked to leave the rink and skate area as the ice is prepared for the next session. The ice rink is located on the north side of the Homewood campus on the tennis courts adjacent to North Charles Street. Check the website for special theme nights (we’re looking at you Star Wars Skate Night!). MORE

Four Seasons Winter Village
Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
Operates on Weekends Through January
Friday-Sunday, 3 PM – 7 PM

The hotel’s annual Winter Village experience is operating through the end of January! The fifth-floor Harbor Terrace has been transformed into a winter wonderland featuring a 1,800 square foot synthetic skating rink, semi-private cabanas, sleek fire pits, and food and beverage favorites. Each one hour ticket includes skate rental, the choice of hot chocolate or apple cider and an individual bag of house-made warm trail mix. Admission is $10 for children ages 5-10 are $10 and $30 for adults. Children under 5 are free. MORE

Outdoor Skating at THE AVENUE
THE AVENUE at White Marsh
Open Daily; Sunday – Thursday, Noon – 10 PM; Friday-Saturday, Noon-11 PM

Skate at The Avenue! Reservations are for one hour and twenty minutes and skate rentals are an additional $5. Admission is $11 for those ages 13 and older, or $10 for those 12 and under. Reservations Can Be Made Up to 2 Weeks in Advance. Note that children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult and that the adult should be included in the reservation party. MORE

Color Burst Ice Rink
Merriweather District, Columbia
Operates through February 28
Public Skate Sessions Monday-Thursday: 4 PM – 9 PM; Friday: 4 PM – 10 PM; Saturday: 12 Noon – 10 PM; Sunday: 12 Noon – 8 PM

Head to Columbia and skate up an appetite at the Color Burst Ice Rink! (Seriously — it’s so close to so many fabulous Columbia restaurants!) Tickets are required and guests are strongly encouraged to purchase in advance. $14 admission includes 75 minute skating period and skate rental. First responders and their immediate family members skate for $7 each on Mondays! Children skate-aids are available onsite to rent for $5. MORE

Quiet Waters Park Ice Skating
Public Skate Sessions: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 3 PM – 9 PM; Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM – 9 PM

Head to Quiet Waters Park for some winter family fun! The ice rink is located in front of the Visitor Center and offers a pleasant and safe environment to enjoy ice skating outdoors.  Ice skating admission is $6 for children 12 and under, $7 for those over 13 years of age. Please note that Park admission and fees apply, too (except where noted). MORE

Indoor Skating Rinks

Mimi DiPietro Skating Rink
Patterson Park
Operates Until March
Public Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 PM – 2 PM

The Dominic “Mimi” DiPietro Family Skating Center features public sessions, ice hockey, broomball, ice skating sessions and sled hockey from October until March. Located at Linwood Avenue and Pratt Street, the rink hosts many of Baltimore’s youth and amateur hockey teams, as well as seasonal special events. The center is also home to the Baltimore Blizzard women’s hockey. Public Skate admission is $5 and skate rentals are $3. MORE

Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena
Mt. Pleasant
Operates Year-Round
Public Sessions: Monday- Thursday, 12 PM – 2 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 3 PM – 5 PM

Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena is owned and operated by Baltimore City Recreation and Parks. This NHL, regulation-size rink is where kids of all ages have grown up. It’s an active space that’s known for birthday parties, family reunions, fundraisers, ice hockey, figure skating and more! Public skate sessions are 2 hours and cost $5 for admission and $3 for skate rentals.  MORE

Ice World
Operates Year-Round
Check website for Daily Public Skate Session Times

Ice World is a year round twin ice rink facility in Harford County. Under one roof, we theyhave two NHL size rinks, multiple team locker rooms, seating for up to 300 patrons, a full service Snack Bar and a state of the art Pro Shop. They are located off of I-95 about 10 minutes north east of Baltimore, Maryland and are fully handicapped accessible. Ice World offers a wide variety of ice skating programs for all levels and interests, from youth through adults. Check out their Light the Ice shows during Friday and Saturday evening public skates ($1 additional admission fee for these events). Admission is $11 and skate rentals are $4. MORE

Columbia Ice Rink
Operates August – June
Check website for Daily Public Skate Session Times

The Columbia Ice Rink offers public ice skating sessions daily, and welcomes all ages and levels. They have rental skates available from Toddler size 6 through Adult size 14 (note that half sizes are not available – they recommend sizing down for a snug fit). Skate rental is $3.75 per pair per session. Sessions are typically 2 hours long, and participants may join the session at time after it begins. They also have skating aids for both adults and children (available on a first come, first served basis) for anyone who is new to ice skating. Admission is $7.25 for Columbia Association Members and $9.25 for general public. Have a child under 6? Columbia Association encourages you to bring a helmet for them. MORE


Editor’s Note: Photo of the Color Burst Ice Rink in Columbia. Photo courtesy of the Merriweather District Facebook Page.