Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and about a dozen police officers strapped on skates and hit the ice with kids at the Inner Harbor Monday night.
The community event, part of the "Mondays with the Mayor" series, was a chance to interact with residents and encourage them to use the 6,000-square-foot Pandora Ice Rink near the Harborplace Pavilion, Rawlings-Blake said. The rink, operated by the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, closes Jan. 18.
Police officers posed for pictures and spun a handful of eager children around on the ice. The mayor smiled under her coat hood, pulled over her head to keep warm. Davis watched from the side in a leather jacket, taking a selfie with a few officers before venturing out onto the ice.
He promptly slipped and fell, but laughed it off.
"It's good to interact with the kids," Davis added. "One of them is celebrating her eighth birthday, so we got her a picture with the mayor."