Waterfront Partnership will officially open the Inner Harbor Ice Rink sponsored by the Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds during a celebration at 5:30 p.m. this evening that will feature remarks by Mayor Bernard “Jack” C. Young, a Believe in Music youth performance and disco-themed ice skaters. The first 100 children at tonight’s event will enjoy free ice-skating and skate rental, and the celebration will also include cupcakes, hot chocolate, groovy tunes and disco lights.
The 2019-2020 season, which runs from November 1, 2019 through January 20, 2020, starts two weeks earlier than it has in previous years to coincide with the Baltimore Office Promotion of the Arts’ Brilliant Baltimore Festival of Light & Literature.
“We are so excited to be bringing back the ice rink this season with special thanks to the Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds. Opening two weeks earlier means there is more for families, friends and loved ones to make memories on the ice and enjoy Baltimore’s waterfront,” said Laurie Schwartz, president of the Waterfront Partnership.
Located at the top of the Amphitheater at the Inner Harbor, the ice rink will be open daily through January 20, 2020, complimenting many seasonal and holiday activities along the waterfront including the Christmas Village at West Shore Park, the City’s New Year’s Eve Spectacular and more. The Waterfront Partnership has planned various special events and programming throughout the season. Regular hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 12:00-10:00pm, Friday, 12:00-11:00pm, Saturday, 10:00am-11:00pm, and Sunday, 10:00am-8:00pm.
The rink is made possible through the generous support of the Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds as well as Waterfront Partnership, Constellation Energy, Mindgrub, Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, Baltimore Development Corporation and Baltimore City Department of Transportation.
The Penguin Pad returns this year courtesy of Constellation Energy. Relax in the Adirondack chairs, kick back, and enjoy the waterfront views, while warming up for another lap around the ice.
For full rink program details, special holiday hours and updates throughout the season including inclement weather closings, visit innerharboricerink.org or visit the Waterfront Partnership Facebook page, facebook.com/WaterfrontPartnership.
2019-2020 Special Events & Programming
Rink Opening Ceremony
November 1 | 5:30pm
Enjoy live music, sweet treats and hot cocoa as the ice rink season kicks off! The first 100 children skate free.
November 1-10 | 5:00-10:00pm (times may vary)
Skate to groovy tunes and funky disco lights in celebration of Light City and the Baltimore Book Festival.
November 17 | 1:00-3:00pm
Dress like your favorite superhero and receive a special gift! Rink admission is required to receive special gift (while supplies last).
Skating with Santa
December 1 | 1pm-3pm
Bring the kids and ice skate with Santa! Please bring your own camera to take a memorable photograph with Santa. First 100 children receive a Christmas hat with rink admission.
Every Thursday in December | 6:00-8:00pm
Sport your university swag and bring your college ID for a free skate rental.
Chanukah On Ice
December 22 | 2:30-5:00pm
Skate to Chanukah music then head to McKeldin Square for the Chanukah festival and menorah lighting at 5:00pm.
New Year’s Eve
December 31 | open until 12:30am
Skate late and bring in the new year with a fireworks show from the ice rink! The first 100 people receive a free hat and noisemaker.
January 18 | 2:00-4:00pm
Dress like your favorite princess or prince and get a free crown. Rink admission is required to receive free crown (while supplies last).
January 20 | 6:00-8:00pm
Celebrate the end of another great ice rink season and take one last spin on the ice.