Interested in a Skate Party?
We primarily host parties between October and May ONLY. Two-hour time slots are available on your choice of Friday or Sunday. There is a required rental fee of $125.00 to reserve a section of the Overlook. We can set tables with Birthday themed tableware. Additionally, we charge $14.00 per skater with a maximum of 20 attendees to ensure enough skates are available for all guests.
Regarding food, we DO NOT ALLOW any outside food or beverage to be brought into the atrium, except for a Birthday Cake for reserved parties only. We highly recommend ordering pizzas and snacks from our restaurant on the property. A large pizza and a pitcher of lemonade are only $25.00 (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 410-524-1000. We hope to welcome you and your guests to the Carousel Hotel!
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 sizes?
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 will give you a 7.
Can I exchange the 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. You will need to pay again if you’re going to come back later.
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 appreciate you informing us so we do not pick up your skates.
Can I buy a snack/drink from the Bistro?
Yes. Please let us know if you will be leaving the ice rink area so that we do not pick your skates up. If we see skates lying 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 do you clean the ice?
We have a small John Deer tractor with a Zamboni attached to it.
How often do you surface the ice?
Whenever we see the ice getting rough, we 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 melt. If many people use the rink, the ice can start melting because of the body temperature. 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 monitors 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 ask that you 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 the admission fee ($6 for in-house guests and $8 for non-guests).
How much are the skate rentals?
For in-house guests, the fee is $4. For non-guests, it is $6.
How do I prove I stay at the Carousel?
You will be asked 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 someone gets 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 severe 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 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.
These hours are subject to change. Please call the hotel for any scheduled closures.
Schedule for Thanksgiving Weekend
Thursday, Friday&Saturday: 10am-10pm
Hotel Guests – $6.00 Non-Guests – $8.00
Ice Skates Rental
Hotel Guests – $4.00 Non-Guests – $6.00
Take a break from skating and have fun in our Game Room next to the Ice Rink!