In need of some outdoor exercise that doesn’t require driving your car to the location? Why not try taking METRO to one of these six outdoor ice skating rinks conveniently located near a variety of METRO stations. Hours of operation and fees vary from site to site, particularly during some warm, or extremely cold weather situations. Best to call in advance. So, get off the couch, grab your blades and jump on a METRO train to the nearest rink and have some great winter fun!
National Gallery of Art Ice Rink (Blue/Orange Lines Smithsonian Mall Exit, or Yellow/Green Lines Archives 7th Street Exit)
The 2018–2019 ice-skating season begins November 19 and continues through March 10, weather permitting. Experience ice-skating in the Sculpture Garden while surrounded by large-scale sculptures by contemporary artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Tony Smith, Roy Lichtenstein, Roxy Paine, and others. Rental skates are available for a fee.
Monday–Thursday – 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday – 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Saturday – 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Sunday – 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Please note the ice rink will be closed when it rains or when the temperature dips below 20°F. For the current status, please call (202) 216-9397. Admission fee required. The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is located on the National Mall at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, is bounded by Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive and by 7th and 9th Streets NW. During the evening, when the Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed to the public, access to the ice rink is restricted to the entrances at Constitution Avenue near 7th Street and Madison Drive near 9th Street.
Canal Park Ice Rink (Green Line Navy Yard/Ballpark New Jersey Ave. Exit; Circulator Bus as well)
Canal Park is a stunning public park on the site of the historic Washington Canal in the heart of DC’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. With its dancing fountains in summer, vibrant ice rink in winter, and LEED Gold-certified water reuse systems, Canal Park is a sustainable and green neighborhood gathering place, and a destination for the entire city.
Canal Park is located in the vibrant Capitol Riverfront neighborhood at 2nd & M St. SE, one block from the Navy Yard/Ballpark Metro (New Jersey Ave. Exit). Street address is: 202 M Street, SE Washington, DC 20003. Fee for admission.
Monday through Thursday: 12pm-10pm
Pentagon Row Ice Rink (Blue and Yellow Line Pentagon City Exit)
The plaza at Pentagon Row underwent major renovations to create a year-round experience for guests, and now boasts an ice rink that is 50% larger with an outdoor dual-sided stone fireplace for lounging during skating breaks. Pentagon Row’s 6,840 square foot ice rink is now the largest outdoor rink in Northern Virginia, and the second largest in the state. Open late October to mid-March.
Located at Pentagon Row Fashion Mall at 1201 Joyce Street, Arlington, VA. Phone: 703-418-6666. Fee for admission.
Sunday: 10am – 7pm or 10pm*
Monday: Noon – 10pm
Tuesday: Noon – 10pm
Wednesday: Noon – 10pm
Thursday: Noon – 7pm or 10pm*
Friday: Noon – 11pm
Saturday: 10am – 11pm
*If there are Ice Rentals we will close at 7pm and re open at 9pm
Reston Town Center Ice Rink (Silver Line Wiehle Avenue/Reston Exit)
Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion is open seasonally from early November-mid-March, offering public skating every day and extended hours for all holidays. The skate shop is stocked with over 500 pairs of skates ranging from size 8 toddler through men’s size 13, in both Figure and Hockey styles. For the beginner skaters, try the double bladed, flat edge skates to walk across the ice until you’re ready to glide into a single bladed skate, available in size Youth 8-13.
Located in the heart of Reston Town Center at 1818 Discovery Street, Reston, VA. Phone: 703-709-6300. Fee for admission.
Monday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Rockville Town Square Ice Rink (Red Line Rockville Exit)
The ice rink at Rockville Town Square is the largest outdoor ice skating rink between Baltimore and Washington DC. It is the largest in all of Montgomery County. The rink is 7,200 square feet.
Located in the heart of Rockville, MD at the Rockville Town Square. 131 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD. Phone: 301-545-1999. Fee for admission.
Monday: Thursday: Noon – 10 pm
Friday: Noon – 11pm
Saturday: 10am – 11pm
Sunday: 10am -10pm
Extended hours on Holidays