Color Burst Ice Rink at Merriweather District

  • Dates: November 22, 2020 - February 28, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 8:00 AM
  • Price: $14

The new Color Burst Ice Rink at Merriweather District is opening for the 2020 – 2021 season! We’re excited to bring more joy to Downtown Columbia this winter with a safe and enjoyable outdoor experience for the entire family. Our full-sized rink welcomes you with festive décor – the perfect place for date nights and family outings. There will be plenty of Holiday celebrations and themed events throughout the season, as well as music, food trucks, and the nearby Symphony of Lights at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Skate up an appetite? Head over to a local restaurant for a great, safe indoor or grab-and-go meal. See you on the ice!

For the safety and convenience of all guests, a limited number of visitors will be admitted to the ice rink every 30-minutes.  All visits must be reserved in advance by purchasing a timed ticket(s) online. All visitors will receive a confirmation email with a safety waiver and a receipt.  Entry is not guaranteed to those who walk up to purchase tickets. 

Those who attempt the “walk-up” purchase of tickets in-person, will be shown a QR-code to  purchase tickets on their smartphones; if the present time is fully-booked, the guest will be shown other available times to skate.


LOCATION: Color Burst Ice Rink is located at Color Burst Park in Merriweather District, Downtown Columbia. It is a standard full-sized rink. Color Burst Ice Rink will operate at reduced capacity, in compliance with recommendations for outdoor activities from the State of Maryland and Howard County.

HOURS: Skate Sessions are 75 minutes long

  • Monday – Thursday 4 – 9PM
  • Friday 4 – 10PM
  • Saturday Noon – 10PM
  • Sunday Noon – 8PM

TICKETS: Tickets are required and guests are strongly encouraged to purchase in advance of your visit.

  • Adults $14
  • Kids $14

Price includes admission and skate rental. Walk-up admission is permitted; however, you will need to scan a QR Code onsite to find the next available skate.

RENTALS: For private rink rental inquiries, please contact

PARKING: Free parking is available at Symphony Woods Garage located at 6275 Mango Tree Road, Columbia, MD 21044

FAQs: Download our PDF for frequently asked questions.  For easy reference, here is a summary of our COVID-19 guidelines:
The health and well-being of our guests and staff remains our top priority and we’ve implemented changes to keep you skating safely during the current pandemic.

  • Tickets must be purchased online in advance, with a specific reservation time, to reduce person-to-person contact.
  • Only skaters and one non-skating parent/guardian are allowed into the ice rink venue.
  • Ice rink capacity has been reduced significantly to allow for social distancing.
  • Staff and skaters will be required to wear a mask or face covering at all times.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for guests throughout the venue.
  • High-touch points and equipment will be frequently disinfected.
  • Ice rink staff procedures have been revised to allow for social distancing and monitoring.

Color Burst Ice Rink at Merriweather District