ICE, ICE, BABY: Ice skating bargain of the decade has to be the noon weekday sessions at Herbert Wells Rink, 5211 Calvert Rd., College Park. The hour-long sessions are $1, including skate rental.

Wells also offers pickup hockey for adults from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Fridays, and 9:30-11:30 p.m. Sundays for $6; bring your own gear. For details, call (301) 277-3717.

FISH TALK: The Laurel Bassmasters' annual fisherman's flea market runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the American Legion Post, 2 Main St., Laurel. Admission is $2, kids under 12 free. Call (301) 953-7394.

Meantime, serious tidewater anglers will want to consider Saltwater Sportsman magazine's all-day national fishing seminar, which rolls into Annapolis from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Speakers include national experts George Poveromo and Spider Andresen plus local figures Ed Darwin, Buddy Harrison Jr. and Gary Diamond. Admission of $30 includes a 100-page textbook. Call 1-800-448-7360.

HAPPY TRAILS: Massanutten ski resort finally opened its new Paradise slope and a new quad chairlift this month after two years of construction hassles. The facilities double skiable terrain at the Virginia resort and triple lift capacity, but recent warm weather has imposed some limitations on use. For information, call (703) 289-9441.

ROCKFISH REDUX: Maryland officials are considering opening a limited spring fishery for rockfish in May, with a bag limit as low as one fish per person per season. Final deliberations are 6-9 p.m. Monday at a public meeting of the Striped Bass Advisory Board at Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis. Call (301) 974-3061 Monday for details.

BIRD IS THE WORD: Washington's Audubon Naturalist Society plans a three-day birding blowout next weekend at Ocean City. Participants meet at 6 a.m. Saturday at the Santa Maria Hotel on the beach and fan out over lower Eastern Shore marsh, farm and woodlands to see what's around. Trip leader is Paul DuMont, (703) 931-8994.

TOURNAMENT TALK: Maryland's Department of Natural Resources is gathering information about fishing tournaments. To participate in the survey, write Dave Blazer, Fisheries Division, Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Md. 21401.