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Ice skating rinks opening for the season in the DMV

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy hot chocolate with marshmallows and go ice skating, and that’s kind of the same thing.

WASHINGTON — Editor's Note: The above video first aired Jan. 30, 2022.

As temperatures begin to dip in the DMV it can be hard to find any activity you'd like to do outside, but we are here to tell you – It's never too cold to go ice skating.

WUSA9 has compiled a list of rinks opening up this month in the DMV area.

Whether you're looking for something to do on date night or with the family, these ice skating rinks have something for everyone.

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink 

Enjoy the view of national museums and monuments as well as large-scale sculptures at this ice skating rink located at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue. The rink offers skating lessons, open skating times and special events.

Tickets are sold in 45-minute sessions beginning on the hour. 


$12 per person ages 13 and up, $9 per person ages 12 and under, 60+, military service members with ID, students with school ID and $225 season pass.

$6 skate rentals and $1 locker rentals available.

  • Fees cover two consecutive, 45-minute skating sessions.


Sunday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Opens Nov. 26, 2022 and runs through March 5, 2023 (weather permitting).

The Wharf Ice Rink

D.C.'s only ice skating rink on the water opens for the season on Nov. 23, 2022. Bring your own skates or rent some rink-side and enjoy the amazing views of the water and monuments. The rink is located at 970 Wharf Street SW, Washington on Transit Pier at The Wharf.


$13 per adult, $10 per child and $11 per senior/military service member with ID.

$7 skate rentals, $3 locker rentals, $2 per pair of handwarmers and so much more.


Monday-Tuesday, CLOSED.

Wednesday-Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Washington Harbour Ice Rink

The rink located at 3050 K Street NW, Washington opened for the season on Friday, Nov. 18. Skating sessions at this outdoor rink are 90 minutes, with a 30-minute break between each session. Guests are asked to check in at the Skate Shop upon arrival.


$10 per adult, $9 per person ages 12 and under, seniors, and military members.

$7 skate rentals and $10 penguin rentals.


Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The last day of the season is March 12, 2023.

Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating

Pentagon Row's 6,840 square foot ice rink is considered the largest outdoor ice rink in Northern Virginia. It is located at 1201 S Joyce Street in Arlington, Va. Reservations are required to skate and are open to the public two weeks in advance. 

Admission tickets are valid for 1 hour and 20 minutes of skating.


$11 per person ages 13 and older, $10 per person ages 12 and under and $10 per senior citizen.

$6 skate rentals.


Sunday-Monday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The rink has already opened for the season.

Enchant Christmas

Glide through a dazzling forest full of Christmas lights at this rink located at Nationals Park. Enchant Christmas offers an ice skating trail where visitors can view thousands of holiday lights while they skate. 


Tickets starting at $35 per adult and $23 per child for general admission to the immersive light maze. $18 per person of all ages to go skating.

Skate rentals are $10.

  • Kids FREE Wednesdays. On select Wednesdays throughout the season you receive one FREE General Admission child ticket with each paid Adult admission ticket. Available: Dec 7 & 14. 

Open Nov. 25, 2022 through Jan. 1, 2023.

Silver Spring Ice Skating

Head to this rink located at 8523 Fenton Street in Silver Spring, MD for some outdoor skating. The rink has already opened for the season. A reservation is required to skate, and tickets must be purchased online.


$11 per adult, $10 per child and $10 per senior.

$5 skate rentals.


Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Skaters must arrive within 10 minutes of their scheduled reservation time.

Rockville Town Square Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

This rink offers several options to learn how to skate whether you are an aspiring hockey player, beginning figure skater, an adult looking to just try and or anything in between. The rink is located at 131 Gibbs Street in Rockville, MD.


$11 per adult and $10 per child/senior.

$5 skate rentals.


Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.



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