Local Treasure: The Skating Rink at Quiet Waters Park

We are now a few weeks into Winter, the holidays have passed, and the chill is setting in. Rather than hiding from the season, why not celebrate it with an only-when-it’s-cold-out adventure? For the next few weeks, the reflecting pool at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis will be transformed into an old fashioned skating rink.

Old-fashioned Winter fun at the Skating Rink. (photo courtesy of AACo)

Old-fashioned Winter fun at the Skating Rink. (photo courtesy of AACo)

Normal park entry fees apply most days until 5:30pm, but the rink is open until 9pm. Visit the Rink website for more information, including skate rental and lessons.

And if ice skating itself doesn’t entice you, the nearby Visitor’s Center with art gallery and Cafe makes a great perch to enjoy the activity while staying warm.

 

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  1. I used to skate as a youth, but today, I would probably fall on my rear. lol. i love the photo that you used in your post

  2. The local university used to fill a depression in the yard with water every winter to freeze for ice skating. It was free for all and open to the community. While I didn’t own ice skates for my boys at the time, they loved to go there and “skate” around in their boots. We also had a hotel (recently torn down) that was up on a hill, they invited the community to use the hill (free) for sledding. On any given day you would see the hill filled with young and not so young enjoying the hill, it was the “it” place to be.

  3. Even living in the city, I recall winters spent outside as much as possible. Now it seems like everyone hunkers down for a few months. I love that we have a beautiful skating rink here. Even though I couldn’t skate two feet myself, it’s heart-warming to see people active and enjoying the outdoors.