Mimi DiPietro Skating Center

Disembodied legs ending in ice skates on the ice with text "Ice Skating" 

The Dominic “Mimi” DiPietro Family Seasonal Skating Center, owned and operated by Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, features public ice-skating sessions, ice hockey, broomball, and sled hockey from mid-November until March.  Located at 200 S Linwood Avenue in scenic Patterson Park, the rink hosts many of Baltimore’s youth and amateur hockey teams, as well as seasonal special events. The center is also home to the Baltimore Blizzard women’s hockey.

The NHL regulation-size rink measuring 200-by-85 feet is equipped with a warm-up room, fireplace, concession stand and skate shop, which makes this facility the perfect venue for private parties and group rentals.

 Public Skate Sessions

Public sessions are traditionally two hours. Depending upon the number of skaters, our sessions may include a brief break midway through the session. During this time, staff will ask skaters to clear the ice, while an ice-cut takes place. A skate guard may not always be on duty, especially during our smaller, weekday sessions. As always, skaters participate at their own risk.

Public Sessions: $5 Admission, $3 Skate Rentals, $5 Skate Helper Rentals

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 12pm-2pm - Public session 
  • WednesdayCLOSED
  • Thursday: 12pm-2pm - Public session/Mommy and Me Program (Mommy and me will be geared to mothers who participate in skating with there children. Admission will be $4 and skates $3.)
  • Friday: 3pm-5pm - Public session
  • Saturday: 3pm-5pm - Public session
  • Sunday: 3pm-5pm - Public session

Skate Rental

The Ice Arena has rental skates available from toddler size six through adult size 14. The majority of our skates are conventional ice skates. Skates are available for rental on a first-come, first-serve basis; they may not be reserved in advance.

A limited quantity of skate helpers are also available for rental on a first-come, first-serve basis. The rental charge for the skate helper covers the duration of the public skate session. There are no refunds or partial refunds if a skate helper is only used for a portion of the session.

Management reserves the right to restrict the use of skate helpers during busy public sessions.

Rental Spaces

Mimi DiPietro is available to reserve for birthday parties, school events, family reunions, fundraisers, broomball, ice hockey, figure skating and much, much more!  Make your next event a lasting ice-skating memory. For bookings, please complete the special facility application here, and email it to eventbooking@baltimorecity.gov.


  • Ice Rental: $210 hr
  • Ice cut charge w/ in rental: $60hr
  • Birthday Party in Lobby: 12ppl max, 2 tables: $50 hour

To reserve your private rentals or additional information please contact:

Mimi DiPietro Family Skating Center: 

200 S. Linwood Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
Main Phone: 410-396-9392

For booking inquiries, call the event booking number at 410-545-1978 or via email at eventbooking@baltimorecity.gov

For venue tours, contact Ra Brave at 410-545-1978 between 10:00am-4:00pm

Event Booking hours of operation: Monday - Friday 10am-4pm