Wintertime Skates Into D.C.

Where to get your skate on

The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Skating Rink
Where: Located 3 blocks from Metro Center at 7th Street and Constitution Ave NW at the National Gallery of Art
When To Go: The rink opens Nov.15 and stays open through mid-March 2009. View sculptures while skating in the open air and enjoying music from the state-of-the-art sound system.
Rates: Two-hour skate sessions are available ($7 for adults, $6 for children) along with skate and locker rentals.
What’s Close By: This ice skating rink is near the White House, the Ellipse where the National Christmas Tree and Pageant of Peace are located during the Holiday season.
More Info: Go online to see discounts and specials or check out this article.

Pershing Park Ice Rink
Where: Located at 14th & Pennsylvania Avenues, NW
When To Go: Opens Saturday, Nov. 20
Rates: For 2 hour sessions, $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for children under 12.
What’s Close By: Skate right next to the White House on Pennsylvania Ave.
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Fort Dupont Ice Arena
Where: Fort Dupont Ice Arena is an indoor rink within the city at 3779 Ely Place SE.
When To Go: Open June through March.
Rates: For 12 years old and under $4 for a 1 hour 20 minute session. Those over 13 years old, $5 per session. The skate arena provides skate sessions, equipment rentals and learn-to-skate programs for children ages 5 to 18.
What’s Close By: Southeast D.C.’s Fort Dupont Park.
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Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating
Where: Located in the Plaza at1201 South Joyce Street in Arlington, Va.
When To Go: Open mid-October until March 2009.
Rates: Per session, adults: $8, children under 12: $7, senior citizens 55 and up: $7. $3 skate rentals available.
What’s Close By: Skate by the Pentagon at this outdoor ice rink.
More Info: Call the Ice Skating Hot Line at 703-418-6666 or go to

Reston Town Center Pavilion and Ice Rink
Where: Only 30 minutes away from D.C. in Reston Town Center at 11900 Market Street, Reston, Va.
When To Go: Open Nov.1 through the second week of March.
Rates: $9 for adults, $7 for children under 12 and senior citizens for ice skating sessions all day. $4 ice skate rentals and other supplies are available inside of the Skate Shop.
What’s Close By: After skating enjoy the rest of the Town Center shops and dining
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Herbert W. Wells Ice Rink
Where: 5211 Calvert, College Park, Maryland.
When To Go: Open for ice-skating from October through March. During the summer, the facility is used for roller-skating.
Rates: Adult prices are $5 to $6 per session and children (17 years & under) are $4. $2 skate rentals available.
What’s Close By: Only 20 minutes away from D.C. and located nearby the University of Maryland.
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