Howard Magazine - Page 57 - The coolest winter

Howard Magazine
- Page 57
The coolest winter

Fun ideas to get you out of the house


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.


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 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).


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


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, plus 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 


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


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


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 please visit .