Where to Skate Away the Holidays

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Skaters at FDIA, February 2022.

Get your skate on while the holidays last! There are several rinks open now, most offering skate rental to kids and grown ups alike.

The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink will reopen for the season on Saturday, November 26, and remain open through March 5, 2023. The ice rink is located on the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW.

The ice rink will be open 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Skating sessions begin on the hour and last 45 minutes, leaving a 15-minute break for ice maintenance. Two consecutive sessions cost $12 for adults and children 13 and over or $9 for adults 60 and over, children 12 and under, military servicemembers, and students with a valid school ID. Skaters can buy season passes for $225 to lock in a unique winter workout. Skate rentals cost $6, and lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis for free.

The National Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed on December 25 and January 1.  nga.gov/skating

Canal Park Ice Rink. Open Monday to Thursday, noon to 10 p.m.; Friday, noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adult admission, $12; kids and seniors, $10; skate rental, $5. Canal Park, 200 N St. SW. skatecanalpark.com.

Weekday Cheap Skate at Canal Park. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, noon to 5 p.m. Four admissions (includes skate rentals): $55, adults and children, purchase at rink. Canal Park, 200 N St. SW. skatecanalpark.com.

Wharf Ice Rink. Open Wednesday to Friday, 4 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Adult admission, $13; kids, seniors and military, $10. Skate rental is $7. wharfdc.com/wharf-ice-rink.

Fort Dupont Ice Rink. 3779 Ely Place SE. DC’s only indoor rink offers public skate Saturdays and Sundays (except Jan. 1) from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adults $5, kids under 12 and adults 60 and better, $4; skate rental $3. See the calendar: fdia.org/events