Interested in a Skate Party?
We primarily host parties between the months of October and May ONLY. Two-hour time slots are available on your choice of Friday from 4 pm - 9 pm and Saturday or Sunday from 9 am - 4 pm. There is a required rental fee of $75.00 to reserve a section of the Overlook. We are able to set tables with Birthday themed tableware. Additionally, we charge $10.00 per skater with a maximum of 20 attendees to ensure there will be enough skates available for all guests.
In regards to food, we DO NOT ALLOW any outside food or beverage to be brought into the atrium with the exception of a Birthday Cake for reserved parties only. We highly recommend ordering pizzas and snacks from our restaurant on property. A large pizza and a pitcher of lemondade is only $20.00 (plus tax and gratuity). A full skate party menu is available.
For more information and/or to book a party please contact the hotel directly at 410-520-2275 and ask for Catering Manager Marija Ware. We hope to welcome you and your guests to the Carousel Hotel!
Have you seen our FREE Summer Ice Shows?
From June to August, gather around our ice rink nightly at 6:30 pm (no show on Fridays) for a chance to enjoy an original performance featuring the amazing Next Ice Age skaters.
What is the smallest and largest size of skates that you have?
The smallest skates we have is Youth 8 (Toddler 8). The largest is Men’s 15.
Do you have men’s and women’s size?
Yes, we have men’s and women’s sizes.
Do you have half sizes?
We do not have half sizes, but our skates run big. For example, if your size is 7 and a half, we are going to give you a 7.
Can I exchange size if it doesn’t fit?
Yes. Bring the original pair of skates back to the skate shop and we will exchange them.
How long is a session?
You can skate as long as you want, so long as you are inside the rink area. When you leave, the session ends. If you want to come back later, you will need to pay again.
I need to use the restroom. What do I do?
Please take off the skates, put them under the bench, go to the restroom and you can come back put them back on and go back ice skating. We do appreciate if you let us know so that we do not pick up your skates.
Can I buy a snack/drink from the Bistro?
Yes. Please let us know you will be leaving the ice rink area so that we do not pick your skates up. If we see skates laying on the floor, we will pick them up after 15 minutes or if the blades are dry.
Can I go eat lunch/dinner and come back to skate without paying again?
You can leave for up to 15 minutes. The session ends if you are gone for longer.
How you clean the ice?
We have a small John Deer tractor with a Zamboni attached to it.
How often you surface the ice?
Whenever we see the ice is getting rough, we will ask everyone to leave the ice rink for us to clean. It usually takes around five minutes to complete. We will ask you to have a seat in the waiting area while we do so.
Why is the ice melting? Why is the ice wet?
If it is a humid day, the ice will be melting. If a lot of people used the rink, because of the body temperature, the ice can start melt. The Zamboni will not help it. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do outside of squeegeeing the water off and waiting for it to refreeze. We have maintenance on site that monitor our chillers so that the ice stays at the right temperature.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Masks are now optional.
Do you disinfect the skates?
Yes, we spray every skate after use.
Do you disinfect the walkers?
We have wipes next to the walkers and you can clean your own walker.
What kind of walkers do you have? Are they FREE?
We have kids and adult walkers, and they are FREE. We just ask that you do not sit on it, leave it on the ice, or push it around.
Do I need to pay if I have my own skates?
Yes, even if you have your own skates you need to pay admission fee ($4 for in-house guest and $6 for non-guests).
How much are the skate rentals?
For in-house guests, the fee is $2. For non-guests, it is $4.
How do I prove I stay at the Carousel?
We will be asking to show us your room key, so please have it on you.
Can kids skate without adult supervision?
Yes they can, as we do not have an age limit. Of course, we highly suggest you stay with your child, in case of an emergency.
What happens in case if someone get hurt?
Our staff will do their best to help. Please keep in mind that we are not medically trained. We have band-aids and we can give you an ice pack. If it is a serious injury, we will call EMT services so that they can help you!
Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we do NOT give refunds. If you have a medical condition, please let us know before paying to skate. We will allow you to try skating. If you can, we require the admission fee. If you feel you cannot, you can leave the rink without paying admission. You cannot skate and ask for money back.
Can I walk on the ice?
There is no walking on the ice. You must have ice skates to go out.
ICE RINK HOURS
Hours of Operation
Sunday 11 am -10 pm
Monday - Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm & 4 pm - 10 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 4 pm & 7:45 pm - 10 pm
Friday 10 am - 10 pm (No Ice Show)
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm & 7:45 pm - 10 pm
*The Next Ice Age will be practicing 8 am - 11am and 1 pm - 4 pm
Starting June 16th
FREE ICE SHOW FROM 6:30 pm - 7 pm
PLEASE NOTE: STARTING JUNE 2, THE ICE RINK WILL HAVE LIMITED PUBLIC HOURS DUE TO ICE SHOW REHEARSALS. REFER TO PRELIMINARY HOURS OF OPERATION HERE.
Hotel Guests – $4.00 Non-Guests – $6.00
Ice Skates Rental
Hotel Guests – $2.00 Non-Guests – $4.00
Take a break from skating and have fun in our Game Room located right next to the Ice Rink! Open 7 days a week from 10 am to 10 pm!