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Outdoor Ice Skating in & Around the DC Area

Last Updated: November 8, 2018

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 16 through March 10, 2019, 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: $4
$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 4-6 p.m. (skate rental not included)
College Night: Every Thursday 4-6 p.m., receive $2 off admission with a valid college ID
Cartoon Skate: Every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Rock the Rink: Every Saturday night from 8-10 p.m.

Learn to Skate: November 2018-February 2019
Saturdays: 9-1o a.m. or 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays: 5-6 p.m.
Sign up for sessions here.

Hours
Open mid-November until March 2019
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 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 with Rentals- $120
10 Visit Pass without Rentals – $70
Family Season Pass with Rentals- $475 ($355 without rentals)
Individual Season Pass with Rentals- $235 ($150 without rentals)
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

Skate rentals: $5

Season passes and group rates available
Ice Skating Rink Rental  Call (703) 418-6666

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 Red Line 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

Skate rentals: $5

For birthday parties, group rates, and large rentals call (301) 588-1221

Silver Spring Metro (8523 Fenton Street, Silver Spring)

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