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Outdoor Ice Skating in Washington, DC

Ice Rinks in the Capital Region

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Outdoor ice skating rinks are becoming very popular in the Washington DC area. There are now many places to skate in the capital region including Downtown locations and the Maryland and Virginia suburbs as well. Enjoy the crisp cool winter air and the ambiance of the city (or other urban destination) while skating outdoors. Although weather dependent, most of the ice rinks are open from mid November to early March. Please note, hours and prices are subject to change.

  • Sculpture Garden Ice Rink
    7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC. The ice skating rink at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is a long time favorite destination, attracting thousands of visitors to skate in the parklike setting on the National Mall, surrounded by extraordinary sculptures by renowned modern and contemporary artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The skating season begins in mid-November and continues through mid-March, weather permitting. The Pavilion Café offers a panoramic view of the Sculpture Garden and ice rink as well as a variety of food and beverages. HOURS:
    Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. ADMISSION: $7.00 Adults, $6.00 Children and Seniors. Skate Rentals: $3. See Photos of the Ice Rink and Photos of the Sculpture Garden
     
  • Canal Park Ice Rink
    2nd & M St. SE Washington DC. The new park in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood offers public skating, learn to skate programs, birthday parties and special event rentals. HOURS: Monday-Friday: noon-9 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. ADMISSION: $8 Adults, $7 Children (under 12)/Seniors (55+)/Military. Skate Rentals: $3.
     
  • Washington Harbour Ice Rink
    3000 K St. NW Washington, DC. Washington Harbour, the multipurpose property along the Georgetown waterfront is offering ice skating with beautiful views of the Potomac River. HOURS: Monday – Thursday: noon–9 p.m. Friday: noon–10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m. ADMISSION: Adults: $9, Children/Seniors/Military: $7, Skate Rental: $5.
     
  • National Harbor Ice Rink
    New this year! East Pier, National Harbor.  The rink will be open for the holiday season, from November 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014. Visitors will enjoy listening to holiday music and looking out on the incredible view of the Potomac River.
     
  • Silver Spring Ice Rink at Veterans Plaza
    8523 Fenton St. Silver Spring, MD. The ice skating rink, located in the center of Downtown Silver Spring, is surrounded by a variety of restaurant and shops. Lessons and party rentals are available. HOURS: Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday Noon-10 p.m. Friday Noon-11 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m. ADMISSION: Adults: $8, Children/Seniors/Military: $7, Skate Rental: $3.
     
  • Rockville Town Square Ice Rink
    at 200 E Middle Lane, Rockville, MD. The ice rink at Rockville Town Square is the largest outdoor rink in Montgomery County and offers some family fun, lessons, and party rentals. HOURS: Mon-Thur, Noon to 10 p.m., Fri Noon to 11 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sun 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ADMISSION: $7 (12 and under), $8 (13 and up), Skate Rental: $3.
     
  • Pentagon Row Ice Rink
    1201 South Joyce Street, Arlington, VA. The popular shopping center offers ice skating, party rental, skating lessons, and ice hockey lessons. HOURS: Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday Noon-10 p.m. Thursday Noon-7 p.m. Friday Noon-11 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m. ADMISSION: Adults: $8, Children/Seniors: $7, Skate Rental: $3.
     
  • Reston Town Center Ice Rink
    1818 Discovery Street, Reston, VA. Reston Town Center, a popular shopping and dining destination, is home to a family-friendly ice rink. Special events include Rock 'n' Skate, Fridays, 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. and Cartoon Skate, Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Learn to skate programs and party rentals are available. HOURS: Sunday-Tuesday: 11 a.m.– 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.– 11 p.m. ADMISSION: Adults $9, Children under 12 and Seniors (55 & up) $7. Skate Rentals $5.
See a Guide to All of the Ice Skating Rinks (including indoor-year round facilities) in DC, Maryland and Virginia

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