Arts & Culture Event Notices

Ice Skating Opening at the Rowes Wharf Rotunda Rink on Saturday, December 14th

Ice skating under the Rowes Wharf arch opens on Saturday, December 14th from 1pm-4pm (complimentary and open to the public). More details and how it will work for the winter season in the news release from the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Testing the ice at Winter on the Wharf Skating Rink (NEWF Photo)

The Boston Harbor Hotel Brings Ice Skating to the Waterfront

A New Tradition Begins With Winter on the Wharf – A Season of 5-Star Fun and Festivities Imagined and Refined by the Boston Harbor Hotel

The Boston Harbor Hotel is pleased to announce the official debut of Winter on the Wharf and the city’s newest and most picturesque ice-skating rink, located under the Hotel’s iconic archway.  Beginning on December 14, 2013, Bostonians, visitors, and adventurers big and small can enjoy all the pleasures of a New England winter – invigorating outdoor fun, breathtaking waterfront views, joyous celebrations and timeless winter classics.

Breathtaking views and a playful atmosphere come together at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s approximately 2,500 square foot (80 ft. by 30 ft.) Rotunda Rink to create a luxury winter retreat.  Made with real ice, the Rotunda Rink can accommodate up to 75 skaters.  Framed by spectacular views of both the harbor and city, the Rotunda Rink will open for the season with an inaugural Season Opener Celebration on Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (complimentary and open to the public).

Spend winter days and nights enjoying the food, drink, merriment, and spectacle of the Boston Harbor Hotel’s Winter on the Wharf, a season of festivities anchored by the new Rotunda Rink.   Combining perennial favorites with one-of-a-kind special events and holiday traditions, Winter on the Wharf offers visitors a flurry of festivities that can be enjoyed throughout the winter months.

After a spin on the rink, skaters are invited to warm up with après-skate treats.  Timeless winter indulgences like specialty s’mores, hot cocoa and Rowes Wharf Sea Grille’s seasonal Frost Tea are sure to warm children’s hearts and make adult spirits soar.  Hand-crafted cocktails, signature dishes and sensational snacks prepared by the Boston Harbor Hotel’s award-winning culinary team will be offered daily in Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, Meritage and Rowes Wharf Bar.

WHAT:                 Winter on the Wharf and Ice-skating at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s new Rotunda Rink

WHEN:                 Open December 14, 2013 – February 28, 2014
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday              3:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday & Sunday          10:00AM – 8:00PM

WHERE:               The Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 (Under the Rotunda)

RATES:                Adults: $10
                                Children: $5
Children under 5 years old: Complimentary
  Rentals:  Adults: $10, Children: $8
Lockers:  $3 Individual Size or $6 Family Size

Warming room and skate rentals available on-site

A portion of proceeds from Winter on the Wharf experiences will benefit the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center               

EVENTS:               All season long, the Boston Harbor Hotel will offer fun and festive experiences to enjoy as part of Winter on the Wharf including:

·         Outdoor skating under the rotunda
·         Heart-warming beverages & libations
·         Family fun-for-all winter staycations
·         Savory seasonal bites & delights
·         Après-skate hot stone massages
·         New Year’s Eve Day Celebration
·         Above & Below Chocolate Party
·         25th Annual Boston Wine Festival – Silver Anniversary Celebrations

Please visit for a full calendar of special events.

The Rotunda Rink may also be rented out for private events such as corporate outings or birthday parties. For information, email