3 ways to beat summer’s first heat wave

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Admission to the indoor water park at the North Arundel Aquatic Center in Maryland is just $8 for adults, $6 for children. (Photo: Anne Arundel Country) Admission to the indoor water park at the North Arundel Aquatic Center in Maryland is just $8 for adults, $6 for children. (Photo: Anne Arundel Country)

Summer officially started June 21 and the season’s first heat wave is clearly ahead of the calendar. Here are three ways to keep cool as the city eases into a string of sultry days:

1.Ice Skating Lessons

If you want to impress the crowds at the ice skating rink during the winter holiday season, you have to practice now. Lessons at Keppler Capitals Iceplex in Arligton will teach you the basics of skating – falling, gliding, even twirling in a Figure 8 – all while chilling out on the same ice where the Caps train.

2. Summer Saturdays at The Corcoran 

Roam the air-conditioned halls of Corcoran Gallery of Art for free every Saturday until the end of August. Along with tours of the museum, guests can participate in special programs like sketching workshops and trivia happy hours.

3. Indoor Water Park

Splish and splash without the threat of sunburn at the North Arundel Aquatic Center. Drive into Glen Burnie, Md,  where, for less than $10, you can enjoy a 134-foot slide, a splash pool and an adults only spa area while leaving your SPF at home.

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