On Sunday, Dec. 15, The Charles Hotel welcomes the Cambridge, Massachusetts community to celebrate the opening of The Rink at The Charles Hotel. This annual community event is open to the public and offers complimentary ice skating and skate rentals from noon to 6 p.m., with performances from the Harvard Figure Skating Club and complimentary hot chocolate. Little ones can enjoy a Kids’ Activity Room including cookie decorating from noon to 3 p.m.
The 2,900 square-foot Rink at The Charles remains open until March 16 (open/close dates are weather permitting). Hours are 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends/holidays. Rental Rates: Child/$3, Adult/$5, Family/$10. Skating Admission: Child/$3, Adult/$5, Family/$10. Child rate for under 12; family rate for 2 adults/2 children. Season passes and multi-day passes are available to enjoy ice skating all through the winter months.
The new specialty “Après Skate” cocktails are available in Noir cocktail lounge nightly from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. These cocktails were created by Noir General Manager Archie Almodovar. Each cocktail is $11.
Try “The Iron Lotus” — Dewar’s Scotch, Caramel syrup, Hot water, and a splash of fresh lemon juice, or “Chazz Michael Michael” — Stoli Vanil vodka, Frangelico, Amaretto, hot chocolate, topped with marshmallow.