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Ice Skating Returns to Rowes Wharf on November 22nd

Winter on the Wharf at the Rowes Wharf Rotunda Rink (Photo by Matt Conti - 2013)
Winter on the Wharf at the Rowes Wharf Rotunda Rink (Photo by Matt Conti – 2013)

The Boston Harbor Hotel is bringing back ice skating for a second year under the iconic Rowes Wharf arch. The Rotunda Rink opens on Saturday, November 22nd and continues throughout the winter season. More details in the news release below.

The Boston Harbor Hotel Brings Back Ice Skating to the Waterfront

The Tradition of Winter on the Wharf Continues with 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 return of its Winter on the Wharf season of festivities, including the city’s most picturesque ice-skating rink, located under the Hotel’s iconic archway.  Beginning on November 22, 2014, 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 luxurious 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 a special Season Opener Celebration on Saturday, November 22, 2014.  From 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., the Rotunda Rink will be open to the public for complimentary skating, winter warming treats and a flurry of family-friendly festivities.  Event highlights include a 4:00 p.m.appearance by Citi Performing Art Center’s Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, festive winter crafts and cookie decorating, face-painting, balloon animals, raffle prizes, holiday music, movies and more.

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 five-star fun and 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 hot cocoa, winter cocktails 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 and Rowes Wharf Bar throughout the season.

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

WHEN:            Open November 22, 2014 – March 15, 2015

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:            Admission: Adults: $10 | Children: $5
Children under 5 years old: Complimentary
Rentals:  Adults: $10 | Children: $8
Warming room, lockers and skate rentals available on-site

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
  • ·         Nutcracker Ballet Breakfast
  • ·         Skate With Santa
  • ·         New Year’s Eve First Night on the Waterfront Celebration
  • ·         Hot Chocolate on Ice
  • ·         26th Annual Boston Wine Festival

Please visit www.winteronthewharf.com or www.bhh.com 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, please email catering@bhh.com.

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