PANDORA Ice Rink Opens for the 2017 Holiday Season!
Last Friday, November 10, downtown Baltimore got slippery once again, when the PANDORA Ice Rink opened for its fourth season. It will be open until January 15.
Located in between the two Harborplace Pavilions in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the rink is an exciting destination for visitors of all ages. Last year, over 19,000 skaters came to skate, braving the cold for a festive night on the ice.
All season long, the ice rink hosts fun events, from holiday festivities to philanthropic evenings.
Every weekend in December, Santa will be on hand for visits during Ho Ho Holiday Weekends. December 16, the crew will celebrate Ugly Sweater Day: wear your “finest” ugly holiday gear and share a photo on social media for a chance to win prizes.
December 19 is First Responders Night and on January 3, a $5 donation will get you admission and skate rental during Skate Fest benefitting Special Olympics of Maryland (bigger donations are welcome, as well).
Frost Fest takes over the rink on January 10, with live music, kids’ craft and a hot chocolate bar, and on January 13, visitors are invited to dress as their favorite royalty during a Princess Skate.
The season ends on January 15 with a Closing Glow Party featuring hot chocolate and treats.
For most of the season, skaters can also take advantage of the brand new WallPixi by Pixilated Photo Booth.
Rink admission is $10 for adults and $9 for children 10 and under, seniors and members of the military. Skates are available for rental for $4 (or you can bring your own).
There are group discounts available; group reservations can be made by calling 443-743-3308.
The rink is open seven days a week between November 10, 2017 and January 15, 2018. The regular hours are Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The rink’s address is 201 East Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore. Keep in mind that this is an outdoor rink and plan your trip – and your outfit – accordingly. It gets cold on the ice!
Hang onto your wristband after your time on the ice: it can get you great discounts at area businesses.
There are also discounts available for fun local activities, including Charm City Pedal Mill’s heated bar crawl tour, the Christmas Village in Baltimore (free hot chocolate!), MAC Harbor East. Museums are in on the action, too: visitors will a wristband will receive discounted rates at the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center and Port Discovery.
When you’re planning your trip to the rink, don’t forget your gloves and scarf – and don’t forget to figure out where to park.
Harbor Park Garage, located at 55 Market Place in downtown Baltimore, is a short walk from the rink and is accessible from 83 and other major routes. Plus, the reasonably-priced garage is staffed by a friendly, knowledgeable crew who are happy to point you in the right direction and answer questions, whether you’re simply off to skate or you’re planning a longer trip downtown. Prepay for parking at Harbor Park Garage by following this link – https://goo.gl/mDibI9.
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