LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Baltimore’s Waterfront Partnership has been granted a five-year licensing agreement that allows for the installation of a a seasonal public ice skating rink at McKeldin Square in the Inner Harbor.

The rink is in conjunction with the partnership’s “It’s a Waterfront Life” holiday campaign, which launched in 2011 in an effort to attract people to the area during the holiday season.

“We began exploring the idea of an ice skating rink during last year’s It’s a Waterfront Life campaign and have put a lot of thought into it since then, even travelling to different cities to see what others are doing,” says Laurie Schwartz, Waterfront Partnership president.

“I think an ice skating rink at McKeldin Square will be a big draw for locals and visitors, and will add a lot to the Inner Harbor during the holiday season.”

According to a news release, the partnership has identified a reputable rink operator and is now in the process of securing funding through sponsorships.

The goal is to have the rink operating by this November.


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