This post will inform you about the ice skating rinks in DC. We include hours, ticket prices, and suggestions to make your experience great accurate for the 2021-2022 season.
For more suggestions on what to do in DC while you're here, we recommend checking out our DC winter guide.
And for any time of the year, check out our Top Things to do in DC post.
Since most of the Washington, DC ice skating rinks open from the end of November and stay open through February, you may be interested in other things to do in DC during those months:
Ice Skating in DC Map
- National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink
- Canal Park Ice Rink
- Washington Harbour Ice Rink
- The Wharf Ice Rink
- Pentagon Row Outdoor Skating Rink
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is a great place to skate downtown.
Located on the National Mall, with this skating rink you'll be surrounded by incredible artwork.
There are also a number of holiday-related activities at the National Gallery just next door including concerts, gallery talks, and caroling.
Open: November 19, 2021–March 06, 2022 (weather permitting).
Sunday–Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday– Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
CLOSED DECEMBER 25 AND JANUARY 01
Skating Fee: Adults: $10; Kids (12 & under)/seniors (50+): $9; Seasonal passes for $225.
This is for 2 45 minute sessions at the top of the hour.
Skate Rentals: $5.
Great for: Post Museum reward. This rink is a quick walk from any number of downtown and National Mall museums.
Canal Park Ice Rink includes both public skates and lessons, making it perfect for newcomers and seasoned experts alike.
Open: NO UPDATES FOR 2021 HOURS YET
Location: 2nd and M Street, SE, it is just one block from the Navy Yard Metro.
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 12pm-10pm, Friday: 12pm-11pm, Saturday: 10am-11pm, Sunday 10am-10pm.
Prices: Adults: $10, Kids/Seniors/Military: $9, Group rates available for 10+ people, Seasonal Passes available.
Skate Rentals: $5.
Great for: Introverts. This is a local neighborhood rink so you'll find fewer crowds and more families.
From the Washington Harbor Ice Rink, you can enjoy a scenic view of the Potomac River and historic Georgetown at one of the largest ice skating rinks (even bigger than Rockefeller Center in New York!).
Open: November 12, 2021 - March 13, 2022
Location: 3000 K Street in Georgetown.
Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 11pm
Prices: Adults: $10, Kids/Seniors/Military: $9
Skate Rentals: $7 (Push penguins are $10!)
Great For: Date night! This rink is surrounded by bars and restaurants, making it perfect for date night.
The historic setting is illuminated with rows of lights above the rink for a true winter wonderland feeling.
The Ice Rink at The Wharf is located in DC's newest hot spot. The Wharf was recently renovated offering new restaurants, a concert venue, and an ice rink on the pier.
To learn more about the historic Southwest Waterfront, join our free tour!
Open: November 24, 2021 - Feb 22, 2022
Location: Transit Pier, 960 Wharf Street SW.
December 23: 12pm-10pm
December 24: 12pm-7pm
December 25: 12pm-8pm
December 26-30: 12pm-10pm
December 31: 12pm-8pm
January 17: 12pm-5pm
Prices: Adult $12 ($2 discount for Active Military and Seniors), Child $9 (12 years and younger). Note: This is a cash-free business so bring a credit card!
Skate Rentals: $6.
Great For: Everyone! This is one of our favorite places in the city - great places to eat, live music, and the hot chocolate from Dolcezza makes you forget how cold being in the winter!
At the Pentagon Row Outdoor Skating Rink, snow falls every night on the rink in December!
Open: Late October- mid-March. Pentagon Row Ice Rink is OPEN for 2021 Season with safety protocols in place.
Location: 1201 S Joyce Street - just behind Pentagon City Mall and easily accessible by Pentagon City Metro station.
Sunday 10am - 10pm
Monday 10am- 10pm
Tuesday Noon - 10pm
Wednesday Noon - 10pm
Thursday Noon - 10pm
Friday Noon - 11pm
Saturday 10am - 11pm
Thanksgiving Day 10am - 11pm
Christmas Eve 10am - 11pm
Christmas Day 10am - 11pm
December 26 - 30 10am - 11pm
New Year's Eve 10am - 9pm
New Year's Day 10am - 11pm
Public School Holidays 10am-11pm
Prices: Adults (13 & up): $11 Kids/Seniors (55+): $10
Skate Rentals: $5
Great for: Families! There are always lots of kids at this rink. With restaurants and cafes surrounding it, there is plenty for adults to do while their kids skate.