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Outdoor Ice Skating in & Around the DC Area

Last Updated: November 14, 2017

Looking for some winter-time fun? There are several good options for outdoor ice skating in the DC area.

The National Gallery of Art transforms its Sculpture Garden Fountain into an ice rink during the winter months complete with lights and its Pavilion Café, which offers not only a fantastic panoramic view of the Sculpture Garden but a wonderful assortment of food and drink as well. After taking in the sculptures and the crisp winter air, make sure to stop in for one of the city’s most delicious hot chocolates.

Hours
Open November 18 through March 11, 2018, weather permitting:
Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10-11 a.m. for lessons only; 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. for general public
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Admissions
Two 45-minute sessions starting on the hour
$9 adults
$8 children 12 and under, students with ID, and skaters age 50 and over

Skate Rentals: $3.50
$0.50 for locker rental ($5 deposit required)
$195 for season tickets

Smithsonian or Archives Metro (700 Constitution Ave NW)

 

Washington Harbour, the multipurpose property along the Georgetown Waterfront, offers D.C.’s largest outdoor ice rink with beautiful views of the Potomac River and a variety of surrounding options for a warm-up drink or meal. Helmets and penguin skate aids are available, free of use, first come first serve.

Weekly Skate Specials
Two for Tuesday: 2 for 1 Admissions on Tuesdays (skate rental not included)
College Night: Every Thursday, receive $2 off admission with a valid college ID
Cartoon Skate: Every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rock N Skate: Every Saturday night from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Learn to Skate: November 2017-February 2018
Saturdays: 9:00-9:30 a.m. or 9:30-10:00 a.m.
Mondays: 6 – 6:30 p.m. or 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Sign up for sessions here.

Hours
Open mid-November until March 2018
Monday-Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Admissions
$10 adults
$9 children, seniors, and military
Group Rate Admission: $12 per person including skate rental for groups of 10 or more
10 Admission Pass: $85.00 (does not include skate rental)

Skate Rental: $6
Socks/Gloves: $4

Foggy Bottom Metro (3000 K St NW)

 

Canal Park is back this year in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, featuring a rink-side cafe, new extended hours, and a grand-opening on Friday, November 17.

Hours
Monday-Thursday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving Day: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Christmas Day: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
December 26-30: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
New Year’s Day: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Admissions
$9 adult
$8 children and seniors
10+ people – $12 per person (includes admission and skate rental)
10 Visit Pass – $75
Family Season Pass – $350
Individual Season Pass – $150
Corporate, birthday, and ice rink rental rates available

Skate rentals: $5

Navy Yard Metro (200 M Street, SE)

 

The plaza at Pentagon Row underwent major renovations in 2013 to create an amazing experience for guests. The ice skating rink is 50% larger with an outdoor dual-sided stone fireplace for lounging during skating breaks. Pentagon Row’s 6,840 square foot ice rink is now the largest outdoor rink in Northern Virginia, and the second largest in the state.

Hours
Open now through mid-March
Monday-Thursday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving Day: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Christmas Eve: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Christmas Day: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
December 26-30: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
New Year’s Day: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
All public school holidays: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Admissions
$9 adults
$8 skaters 12 yrs and under and 55 yrs and over
10 Admissions – $70
Season passes and group rates available
Ice Skating Rink Rental  Call (703) 418-6666

Skate rentals: $5

Pentagon City Metro (1201 South Joyce Street, Arlington)

 

Silver Spring Ice Skating is at Veterans’ Plaza, surrounded by great restaurants and shops and a short walk from the redline metro. There’s also plenty of parking, which is free after 8 p.m. on weeknights and all day on weekends.

Hours
Monday-Thursday: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: noon – midnight
Saturday: 10 a.m. – midnight
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Extended hours 10 a.m. – midnight when Montgomery County Schools are closed

Admissions
$9 adults
$8 children and seniors
$70 Discount Pass
For birthday parties, group rates, and large rentals call (301) 588-1221
Skate rentals: $5

Silver Spring Metro (8523 Fenton Street, Silver Spring)

 

Tysons Corner offers a shopping break on its plaza between Lord & Taylor and Hyatt Regency with a 5200 square foot skating rink.

Weekly Skate Specials
Parent & Me: Mondays and Tuesdays, 3 – 5 p.m.  – Buy one adult admission & skate rental, get a free child (11 and younger) admission & skate rental
Two for Tuesday: Tuesdays, 5 – 7 p.m.  – Two admissions for price of one
College Night: Thursdays, 6 – 9 p.m. – $2 off admission price with college ID
Cartoon Skate: Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rock & Skate: Saturdays, 7 – 9 p.m.

Hours
Open November-early March
Monday & Tuesday: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
See website for extended holiday hours

Admissions
$10 adults
$9 children, seniors, military
10-pack $85 (pre-purchase 10 admissions for a discounted rate; does not include skate rental)

Skate rentals: $6
Skate Aid Scooter: $5
Skate Aid Penguin or Snowman: $10
Gift certificates available

Tysons Corner Metro (1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean)

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