Fun ideas to get you out of the house this winter

skaters at Supreme Sports Club

Columbia Skate Arena is just one of many fun activities to take advantage of this winter.

By David Greisman

There’s no excuse not to have fun in Columbia this winter. Sure, the days are shorter and the weather colder, but Columbia Association makes it easy to make the most of the season.

Columbia Art Center 

Columbia Art Center’s programming includes classes; workshops; family friendly events; exhibitions; a salon series; and reading series featuring local authors, poets and open mic time. Take in the arts, learn new skills and head home with your new creation!

6100 Foreland Garth. Call 410-730-0075 or visit ColumbiaArtCenter.org. 

Columbia Ice Rink

Lace up the skates with public sessions every day of the week, including specially priced family sessions on Sundays from 7:30-9:30pm. There are also Stick and Puck Hockey sessions, pls Freestyle Skating sessions and lessons in both hockey and skating.

5876 Thunder Hill Road, in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Call 410-730-0322 or visit ColumbiaAssociation.org/icerink

Columbia Skate Arena

Go roller skating every Friday, Saturday and Sunday — including a live DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. Skate assist devices are available so that everyone can have fun.

7080 Deepage Drive, inside Supreme Sports Club. Call 410-381-5355 or visit ColumbiaAssociation.org/skate. 

Columbia Swim Center

The indoor Columbia Swim Center offers dedicated times for laps, recreational swim, lessons, deep and shallow water fitness, and even scuba diving training. The SplashDown water slides are open on Saturdays and Sundays for anyone 4 feet and above, and a wading pool means the little ones can play, too. 

10400 Cross Fox Lane. Call 410-730-7000 or visit ColumbiaAssociation.org/pools.

KidSpace

CA’s KidSpace facilities have scheduled great programs for this winter, including movie nights at all three fitness clubs and Haven on the Lake, adventure days for when schools are out, bingo, family events, and karaoke.

Visit ColumbiaAssociation.org/kidspace or call: Columbia Athletic Club (410-730-6755), Columbia Gym (410-531-8984), Haven on the Lake (410-715-3022), or Supreme Sports Club (410-381-7559). 

Martial Arts 

Learn self-defense and self-discipline with martial arts classes for all ages, starting as young as the Tiny Dragons (ages 2-3). Family classes are available as well. Martial arts programs include aikido, judo, karate, kendo and tae kwon do. Ask about our free classes!

For more information, call 410-531-8927 or visit ColumbiaAssociation.org/martialarts.