Sculpture Garden Ice Rink Opens Thursday — It’s About Time!

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‘fallen iace skater’
courtesy of ‘easement’

The wait is over. Technical difficulties are through. The coolant system has been repaired! The Sculpture Garden ice rink will FINALLY open on Thursday.

If you need more of an incentive to venture out into the bitter winter weather, the fine folks at the National Gallery of Art will have a free cup of hot cocoa waiting for paying rink customers on Dec. 12-13.

Don’t know when to go for a sweet skate on the National Mall? Check out rink times here:

Monday through Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Remember: it’s $7 for adults/$6 for skaters 50+, children 12 and under, or students with valid school ID. Each session lasts two hours and starts  at the top of each hour.

So pull that sweater your aunt knitted for you out of the closest, throw on that down jacket, and lace up those skates — it’s time to rip up some ice!

Rachel moved to DC in the fall of 2005 to study Journalism and Music at American University. When she’s not keeping up with the latest Major League Baseball news, she works on making music as an accomplished singer-songwriter and was even a featured performer/speaker at TEDxDupont Circle in 2012. Rachel has also contributed to The Washington Examiner and MASN Sports’ Nationals Buzz as a guest blogger. See why she loves DC. E-Mail:

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3 thoughts on “Sculpture Garden Ice Rink Opens Thursday — It’s About Time!

  1. No way. Ice belongs in my highball glass, cooling my bourbon, not below me, where I can slip and fall on it. My people are not made for that sport.

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