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Mapping 15 Ice Skating Rinks in the D.C. Metro Area

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With winter comes one social activity that can get any couch potato up and out the door: ice skating. As the season gets colder and colder, its good to know what your options are, and we decided to map all of the ice skating venues available in the D.C. Metro area. Most of the locations are open until March, but some are open year-round, so even if you're thinking on waiting a while before you brave the cold, you have more than enough time. Just be sure to dress warm and bring your A-ice-skating game.

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1. Washington Harbour Ice Rink

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3000 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

As D.C.'s largest outdoor ice skating rink, Washington Harbour Ice Rink is perfect for large groups and families to ice skate any day of the week. THe rink is open until March.

2. Silver Spring Ice Skating

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8523 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

For those in Maryland, Veterans' Plaza has an indoor skating rink in downtown Silver Spring. The venue offers free parking after 8 p.m.

3. Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating

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Pentagon Row, 1201 South Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202

The ice skating rink at Pentagon Row is perfect for families with children just learning how to ice skate. The venue offers a "Penguin Skating aid," which helps children stay standing while skating.

4. Fort Dupont Ice Arena

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3779 Ely Place Southeast
Washington, DC 20019

The Fort Dupont Ice Arena offers free ice skating lessons to children from 5 to 18 years old. To skate in the Arena, you're going to have to check out the Public Skating Schedule on their website to make sure the rink isn't reserved.

5. Canal Park Ice Rink

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1100 New Jersey Avenue Southeast #1000
Washington, DC 20003

The ice rink at Canal Park is open seven days and even during the holidays. The venue offers two-for-one deals on Tuesdays and discounts to college students on Thursdays.

6. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

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Constitution Avenue Northwest & 6th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20565

Running until March 16, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is located on the National Mall and offers great access to nearby tourist locations.

7. Rockville Town Square Ice Rink

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131 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850

The Rockville Town Square Ice Rink is the largest ice skating rink in Montgomery County and the largest outdoor ice skating rink between Baltimore and D.C.

8. Tysons Corner Ice Rink

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1961 Chain Bridge Road
Tysons Corner, VA 22102

The Tysons Corner Ice Rink is open until March 11. The venue offers spaces for parties and private events as well as fundraisers.

9. Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion

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Reston Town Center, 1818 Discovery Street
Reston, VA 20190

The pavilion floor of Reston Town Center is now an ice skating rink. If interested in taking a spin on the ice, the venue is open all seven days of the week.

10. Cabin John Regional Park Ice Rink

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10610 Westlake Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

Located in Rockville, this ice rink offers ice skating classes and a venue for local hockey teams. If you're interested in skating at the location, you're going to need to check the schedule of public sessions.

11. Wheaton Ice Arena

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11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Unlike all of the other venues on this list, the Wheaton Ice Arena is open all year-round. The venue also offers a warming room, pro shop, and party rooms.

12. Kettler Capitals Iceplex

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Ballston Common Mall, 627 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203

You'll have to check this ice rink's schedule beforehand to make sure it's open to the public. Even so, you still might find the wait worth it as the Kettler Capitals Iceplex is the official training facility for the Washington Capitals hockey team.

13. The Gardens Ice House

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13800 Old Gunpowder Road
Laurel, MD 20707

The Gardens Ice House is open all year-round, offering a venue for local hockey teams and children's parties.

14. Ashburn Ice House

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21595 Smith Switch Road
Ashburn, VA 20147

The Asburn Ice House holds multiple rinks for hockey teams, public skating, and parties.

15. Haymarket IcePlex

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15155 Washington Street
Haymarket, VA 20169

The Haymarket IcePlex offers skating classes as well as a space for hockey games. Be sure to check the calendar for when public skating is open.

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1. Washington Harbour Ice Rink

3000 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20007

As D.C.'s largest outdoor ice skating rink, Washington Harbour Ice Rink is perfect for large groups and families to ice skate any day of the week. THe rink is open until March.

3000 K Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

2. Silver Spring Ice Skating

8523 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

For those in Maryland, Veterans' Plaza has an indoor skating rink in downtown Silver Spring. The venue offers free parking after 8 p.m.

8523 Fenton Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

3. Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating

Pentagon Row, 1201 South Joyce Street, Arlington, VA 22202

The ice skating rink at Pentagon Row is perfect for families with children just learning how to ice skate. The venue offers a "Penguin Skating aid," which helps children stay standing while skating.

Pentagon Row, 1201 South Joyce Street
Arlington, VA 22202

4. Fort Dupont Ice Arena

3779 Ely Place Southeast, Washington, DC 20019

The Fort Dupont Ice Arena offers free ice skating lessons to children from 5 to 18 years old. To skate in the Arena, you're going to have to check out the Public Skating Schedule on their website to make sure the rink isn't reserved.

3779 Ely Place Southeast
Washington, DC 20019

5. Canal Park Ice Rink

1100 New Jersey Avenue Southeast #1000, Washington, DC 20003

The ice rink at Canal Park is open seven days and even during the holidays. The venue offers two-for-one deals on Tuesdays and discounts to college students on Thursdays.

1100 New Jersey Avenue Southeast #1000
Washington, DC 20003

6. National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

Constitution Avenue Northwest & 6th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20565

Running until March 16, the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is located on the National Mall and offers great access to nearby tourist locations.

Constitution Avenue Northwest & 6th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20565

7. Rockville Town Square Ice Rink

131 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850

The Rockville Town Square Ice Rink is the largest ice skating rink in Montgomery County and the largest outdoor ice skating rink between Baltimore and D.C.

131 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850

8. Tysons Corner Ice Rink

1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons Corner, VA 22102

The Tysons Corner Ice Rink is open until March 11. The venue offers spaces for parties and private events as well as fundraisers.

1961 Chain Bridge Road
Tysons Corner, VA 22102

9. Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion

Reston Town Center, 1818 Discovery Street, Reston, VA 20190

The pavilion floor of Reston Town Center is now an ice skating rink. If interested in taking a spin on the ice, the venue is open all seven days of the week.

Reston Town Center, 1818 Discovery Street
Reston, VA 20190

10. Cabin John Regional Park Ice Rink

10610 Westlake Drive, Rockville, MD 20852

Located in Rockville, this ice rink offers ice skating classes and a venue for local hockey teams. If you're interested in skating at the location, you're going to need to check the schedule of public sessions.

10610 Westlake Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

11. Wheaton Ice Arena

11717 Orebaugh Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902

Unlike all of the other venues on this list, the Wheaton Ice Arena is open all year-round. The venue also offers a warming room, pro shop, and party rooms.

11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

12. Kettler Capitals Iceplex

Ballston Common Mall, 627 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203

You'll have to check this ice rink's schedule beforehand to make sure it's open to the public. Even so, you still might find the wait worth it as the Kettler Capitals Iceplex is the official training facility for the Washington Capitals hockey team.

Ballston Common Mall, 627 North Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203

13. The Gardens Ice House

13800 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel, MD 20707

The Gardens Ice House is open all year-round, offering a venue for local hockey teams and children's parties.

13800 Old Gunpowder Road
Laurel, MD 20707

14. Ashburn Ice House

21595 Smith Switch Road, Ashburn, VA 20147

The Asburn Ice House holds multiple rinks for hockey teams, public skating, and parties.

21595 Smith Switch Road
Ashburn, VA 20147

15. Haymarket IcePlex

15155 Washington Street, Haymarket, VA 20169

The Haymarket IcePlex offers skating classes as well as a space for hockey games. Be sure to check the calendar for when public skating is open.

15155 Washington Street
Haymarket, VA 20169