Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Guide


This post was written by Adrienne Barge and updated by Porsha Perry.

What’s a better way to spend one of our DC winter days than ice skating?  One of my goals for us this winter is to catch some fresh air.  We spent way too much time indoors previous winters!  So bundle up and head to one of these outdoor seasonal rinks.

Washington Harbour Ice Rink (Georgetown)
3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Tips: Helmets and Penguin Skate Aids are available – first come first serve. Two for Tuesday Skate: 2 for 1 Admission on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
Price (does not include $6 skate rental):
Adult: $10
Child: $9

Top of the Gate (Watergate Hotel Rooftop)
2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037
Tips: Not open Mondays and Tuesdays.  Only open during the day on the weekend.  Winter cocktails for adults and hot cocoa for kids available for purchase.
Adult: $20
Child: $10 (5-12 years)

DC Wharf Ice Rink
960 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Tips: Cashless.  Skate aids are $5.  The views are gorgeous – right on the water.
Price (does not include $6 skate rental): 
Adult: $12
Child: $8 

Canal Park Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
200 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Tips: Wise Guy pizza is available for purchase at the rink.  Skate aids available.
Price (does not include $5 skate rental):
Adult: $9
Child: $8

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink
Constitution Ave NW & 7th Street, Washington, DC 20408
Tips: Closed during rain.  The Pavilion Cafe closes two hours before the rink every day.
Price (does not include $4 skate rental):
Adult: $9
Child: $8

Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
1201 S Joyce St, Arlington, VA 22202
Tips: Skate aids are first come first serve.  Easy access from parking garage.
Price (does not include $5 skate rental): 
Adult: $10
Child: $9

Silver Spring Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
8523 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tips: Parking is free on the weekends.  Smallest skate rental is Toddler Size 7.
Price (does not include $5 skate rental):
Adult: $9
Child: $8

Reston Ice Skating
1818 Discovery St, Reston, VA 20190
Tips: Smallest skate size is Toddler Size 8.
Price (does not include $7 skate rental):
Adult: $10
Child: $9

Rockville Town Square Outdoor Ice Skating
131 Gibbs St, Rockville, MD 20850
Tips: Free lockers. The smallest shoe size is Toddler Size 7.
Price (does not include $5 skate rental):
Adult: $9
Child: $8

Enchant Christmas DC
Tips: Check out our full article about Enchant DC
1500 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
Price for skate rental (ticket to Enchant required in order to skate there):
Adult: $10
Child: $5

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Adrienne Barge
Adrienne was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Even though she is a proud 6th generation Texan, she is thrilled to call Alexandria, Virginia home for the last 10 years. Adrienne enjoys exercising the left part of her brain working for the Federal government, and the right part of her brain on her blog Brunching With Kids.  She is a mom to a smart & beautiful 9-year-old daughter, and kind & rugged 5-year-old son.  Her husband works at a local hospital in Virginia. The entire family loves exploring all aspects of this amazing area, especially anything outside and/or along the Potomac River.  Major likes: a good cup of coffee, fire pit, fried okra, and outdoor happy hours.  Major dislikes: Laziness, a messy house, and mansplaining.