Ice Skating is a fun activity for the novice as well as the more experienced skater. The Washington, DC area has a variety of skating rinks, most offering public skating sessions and lessons. Invite a friend or take the kids to one of these ice skating rinks in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia.
In Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink - 7th Street and Constitution, Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. View extraordinary art sculptures and gardens while ice skating on the National Mall.
Fort Dupont Ice Arena - 3779 Ely Place, SE, Washington, DC (202) 584-5007. Public ice skating arena with figure skating and ice hockey classes available. Open year-round.
Canal Park Ice Rink - 2nd & M St. SE Washington DC. The outdoor rink offers public skating, learn to skate programs, and special event rentals during the winter months.
Washington Harbour Ice Rink - 3000 K St. NW Washington, DC. The Georgetown waterfront property offers outdoor ice skating with beautiful views of the Potomac River during the winter season.
Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink - Veterans Plaza, 8523 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, Maryland. The outdoor ice skating rink is opening seasonally.
Bethesda Metro Ice Center - 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, Maryland. (301) 656-0588. Small outdoor rink located above the Metro station.
Herbert W. Wells Ice Rink - 5211 Calvert, College Park, Maryland. (301) 277-0654. Open for ice skating from October through March. During the summer, the facility is used for roller skating.
Gardens Ice House - 13800 Old Gunpowder, Laurel, Maryland.
(301) 953-0100. Year-round ice skating arena offering public skating, birthday parties, classes in figure skating, hockey and speed skating. Summer camps available.
Rockville Ice Arena - 50 Southlawn Court, Rockville, Maryland. (301) 294-8101. The facility has two year-round ice skating arenas offering public skating, birthday parties, classes in figure skating, and hockey.
The Rink at Rockville Town - 200 E Middle Lane, Rockville, Maryland. Outdoor ice rink opens seasonally. Skate rentals located at 100 Gibbs Street, between Acqua Nails and Town Square Jewelers.
Cabin John Ice Rink - 10610 Westlake Drive, Rockville, Maryland. (301)365-2246. Ice skating rink run by Montgomery County Park and Planning. Open year-round and offers public skating sessions and lessons.
Wheaton Ice Rink - 11751 Orebaugh, Wheaton, Maryland. (301)649-3640. Ice skating rink run by Montgomery County Park and Planning. Open year-round and offers public skating sessions and lessons.
Kentlands Community Skate - 202 Market St W, Gaithersburg, Maryland. (240) 631-9100. Small outdoor ice skating rink opens seasonally.
Tucker Road Ice Rink - 1770 Tucker Road, Fort Washington, Maryland (301) 265-1525. Ice rink operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. In 2004 the rink was enclosed and is now open year-round.
In Northern Virginia
Mount Vernon Ice Rink - 2017 Bellview Blvd, Alexandria, Virginia. (703) 768-3224. Year-round ice skating arena run by Fairfax County.
Pentagon Row Ice Rink - 1201 South Joyce Street, Arlington, Virginia (703) 418-6666. Open Late October through mid-March.
Kettler Capital Iceplex - 627 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia (703) 243-8855. Home of the Washington Capitals, open year round, public programs include lessons, hockey, skating, parties and more.
Reston Town Center Ice Rink - 1818 Discovery Street, Reston, Virginia (703) 709-6300.
Open Late October through mid-March.
Fairfax Ice Arena - 3779 Pickett Road, Fairfax, Virginia. (703) 323-1132. Year-round lessons, public skating, hockey, pro-shop.
Ashburn Ice House - 21595 Smiths Switch Rd. Ashburn, Virginia (703) 858-0300. Public skating, two NHL size ice rinks, video arcade, restaurant, and pro shop. Open year-round.
Harris Pavilion Ice Rink - 9201 Center Street Manassas, Virginia. The outdoor pavilion is converted into an open-air ice-skating rink in the heart of Old Town. Open seasonally.
SkateQuest - 1800 Michael Faraday Court - Reston, Virginia. (703) 709-1010. Indoor ice skating center in Reston, with full-service pro shop, café, and party rooms. Open year round.