Ice Skating


ice skate Discover ice skating rinks in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. It’s a fun winter activity for all ages! The outdoor ice skating rinks are seasonal and open November thru March and some have extended hours during the holidays. The indoor skating rinks are open year round, offer open skating as well as lessons, leagues and special events.

Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion: 1818 Discovery Street, Reston, VA 20190 Phone: 703-709-6300
Open November 10, 2017 to March 11, 2018
Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion is open seasonally from early November to mid March, offering public skating every day and extended hours for all Holidays.

Hours of Operation: Sunday – Tuesday: 11:00AM – 7:00PM; Wednesday – Thursday: 11:00AM – 10:00PM; Friday – Saturday : 11:00AM – 11:00PM.

Admission: Adults $10, Youth (under 12) /Senior (55+)/Military Admission: $9, Skate Rentals $6

Special Events: Rock ‘n’ Skate: Fridays, 8PM – 10PM, Cartoon Skate: Saturdays, 11AM – 1PM, College Skate Night: Thursdays, 6PM – 9PM, Receive $2 off Admission with a Valid College ID.

Tysons Corner Ice Rink: 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22102 Phone: 703-713-5499
Open Mid November-February each year. Tysons Corner Ice Rink is located on the second floor next to Lord & Taylor.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Tuesday: 3:00PM – 7:00PM; Wednesday – Thursday: 3:00PM – 9:00PM; Friday: 1:00PM – 11:00PM; Saturday: 11:00AM – 11:00PM; Sunday: 11:00AM – 7:00PM. Extended hours during the holidays.

Admission: Adult Admission: $10, Children/Seniors/Military Admission: $9, Skate Rental: $6, Skate Aid Scooter: $5, Skate Aid Penguin or Snowman: $10.

Special Events: Mondays & Tuesdays Parent & Me: 3-5pm — Buy one adult admission & skate rental, get a free child (11 and younger) admission & skate rental.
Tuesdays Two for Tuesday: 5-7pm — Two admissions for price of one.
Thursdays College Night: 6-9pm — $2 OFF admission price with College ID.
Saturdays Cartoon Skate: 11am-1pm, Rock & Skate: 7-9pm

Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating Plaza: 1201 S. Joyce Street, Arlington, VA 22202 Phone: 703-418-6666
Open for the Season October 27, 2017 to March 19, 2018.

Hours of Operation: Sunday 10am – 7pm or 10pm; Monday – Wednesday Noon – 10pm; Thursday Noon – 7pm or 10pm; Friday Noon – 11pm; Saturday 10am – 11pm. Extended hours during the holidays.

Admission: Adults (13 and older) – $9, Children  (12 and under) – $8, Senior Citizens (55 & up) – $8, Skate Rentals – $5

Special Events: Youth Group Lessons, Youth Hockey Lessons, Adult Lessons

Harris Pavilion Ice Skating Rink: 9201 Center Street, Manassas, VA Phone: 703-361-9800
Each winter the Harris Pavilion is transformed into a one pad outdoor ice skating facility perfect for the whole family. Featuring a quality sound system, premium lighting, and satellite music, customers of all ages will enjoy this winter. Open Mid November thru March.

Hours of Operation: November – December 2017: Monday – Thursday 3pm – 8 pm; Friday 3pm – 10pm; Saturday 12pm – 10pm; Sunday 12pm – 5pm. 

January – February 2018: Monday – Tuesday Closed; Wednesday – Thursday 3pm – 8pm; Friday 3pm – 10pm; Saturday 12pm – 10pm; Sunday 12pm – 5pm.  Extended holiday hours.

Admission: Adults $8, Children (10 and under) $7, Skate Rental $5.

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink: 7th St and Constitution Ave, NE, Washington, DC Phone: 202-289-3360  
Open November 18, 2017 to March 11, 2018.
The experience of ice-skating in the Sculpture Garden, surrounded by the grand architecture of national museums and monuments, is enhanced by splendid views of large-scale sculptures by modern and contemporary artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Tony Smith, Roy Lichtenstein, Roxy Paine, and others from the Gallery’s renowned collection. Located on the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW, the ice rink is a favorite Washington, DC destination, each year attracting thousands of visitors and residents.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am  – 11:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Admission: Two forty-five-minute sessions, beginning on the hour. $9 for adults; $8 for children age 12 and under, students with valid ID, and skaters age 50 and over; $3.50 for skate rental (ID required).

Washington Harbour Ice Rink: 3000 & 3050 K Street NW, Washington, DC Phone: 202-706-7666
Open annually, mid-November until March. At 11,800 square feet, the Washington Harbour Ice Rink is DC’s largest outdoor ice skating venue. Skate alongside the Potomac River and enjoy a hot beverage from one of the rink-side restaurants.

Hours of Operation: Monday – Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Wednesday – Thursday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Friday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am -10:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Admission: Adult Admission: $10.00, Child Admission: $9.00, Seniors/Military Admission: $9.00, Skate Rental: $6.00, Socks/Gloves: $4.00

Special Events: Two for Tuesday Skate: 2 for 1 Admissions on Tuesdays
College Night Skate: Each Thursday, Receive $2 off Admission with a Valid College ID
Cartoon Skate: Every Saturday morning from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rock N Skate: Every Saturday night from 8:00 – 10:00 pm

Canal Park Ice Rink: 200 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 Phone: 202-554-6051
Canal Park is a 3 acre neighborhood-centric park that opened in 2012 as a model of sustainable design for an outdoor space. The park is home to seasonal markets and events, dancing fountains in the warmer months, and ice skating in the winter.
The Grand Opening of the Canal Park Ice Rink is scheduled for November 17 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

Hours of Operation: Sundays: 10am – 10pm; Mondays – Thursdays: 12pm – 10pm; Fridays 12pm – 11pm; Saturdays: 10am – 11pm.

Admission: Adult Admission – $9, Child, Military, or Senior Admission – $8, Skate Rental – $5

Special Events: Learn to skate sessions


There are several ice skating rinks in and around Fairfax County, Virginia. While these rinks offer public skating, they also offer a variety of classes including skating lessons for children and adults, hockey leagues, camps and special events. Please see each location’s website for information on public skating hours as they may change from month to month.

Fairfax Ice Arena: 3779 Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA 22031 Phone: 703-323-1132

SkateQuest: 1800 Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA 20190 Phone: 703-709-1010

Kettler Capitals Iceplex: 627 North Glebe Road, Suite 800, Arlington, VA 22203

Mount Vernon RECenter Ice Arena: 2017 Belle View Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22307

Ashburn Ice House: 21595 Smith Switch Road, Ashburn, VA 20147

Prince William Ice Center: 5180 Dale Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22193