Outdoor and Indoor Ice Skating Rink Guide


Ready for family fun at outdoor and indoor ice skating rinks? Us too! There are lots of opportunities in the Washington, DC, area! Nearly all locations require advanced timed tickets. If you are looking for winter events and adventures outside, bundle up and head to one of these outdoor seasonal rinks or indoor options year-round.

Most indoor ice arenas offer public ice skating, figure skating, hockey, and ice skating lessons. Several places rent a skate helper to assist.

Pro tip: if you feel like you are about to fall, recenter yourself by placing your hands on your knees! We heard this from an ice skating instructor.

What to Bring to Ice Skate with kids:

  • warm clothes (but not a skiing outfit which would be too constricting)
  • jacket
  • tall socks
  • helmet for younger children
  • water
Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Photo credit Adrienne Barge

Washington, DC Ice Skating Rinks

Canal Park Ice Skating Rink
200 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Enjoy ice skating at this outdoor rink, where reservations are required. The rink is open from M-TH noon-10 pm, Friday from noon- 11 pm, Saturday 10 am -11 pm & Sunday 10 am- 10 pm.
Admission (does not include $5 skate rental fee)
Adult: $11
Child (and Seniors): $10

Enchant Christmas
1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Enchant at the Nationals Park has lights galore with ice skating from November 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023.
Admission to Main Entrance varies. Ice skating is $18 per person, with a free skate rental.

Georgetown Washington Harbour
3000-3050 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Open November 11, 2022 – March 12, 2023. Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 8:30 pm and Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm, not including holidays.
Admission (does not include $7 skate rental fee)
Adult: $10
Child: $9

National Sculpture Gardens Ice Rink
Constitution Ave NW & 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20408
Ice skating on the National Mall from Friday, November 26, 2022 – March 5, 2023. They are open Sunday – Thursday from 11 am – 9 pm and Friday – Saturday, 11 am-11 pm. They also offer ice skating lessons! Closed on Christmas Day.
Admission (does not include $6 rental fee)
Adults: $12
Children and 60+: $9

The Wharf Ice Rink
760 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
Open November 23, 2022 – February 2023 and operating Wednesday – Friday: 4 pm-10 pm, Saturday 12 pm-10 pm, and Sunday 12 pm-8 pm.
Admission (does not include $6 skate rental fee)
Adult: $12
12 & Under: $9

Virginia Ice Skating Rinks

Ashburn Ice House *Indoor*
21595 Smith Switch Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147
Ashburn Ice House is open year-round and offers gobs of ice skating resources, including ice skating lessons.
Admission is $10 per person

Fairfax Ice Arena *Indoor*
3779 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031
Fairfax Ice Arena is open year-round and has many opportunities, like ice skating lessons.
Admission (does not include $4 skate rental fee)
Adult & Children weekdays: $8.25
Adult & Children weekends and holidays: $9

Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
1201 S Joyce St, Arlington, VA 22202
Tips: Skate aids are first come, first serve. Easy access from the parking garage.
Admission (does not include $6 skate rental):
Adult: $11
Child: $10

Prince William Ice Center *Indoor*
5180 Dale Blvd, Woodbridge, VA 22193
Prince William Ice Center offers many skating options and does not require advanced tickets for open skating.
Admission (does not include $3 skate rental):
All ages: $12 per person

Reston Ice Skating
1818 Discovery St, Reston, VA 20190
Tips: Smallest skate size is Toddler Size 8.
Admission (does not include $7 skate rental):
Adult: $10
Child: $9

Maryland Ice Skating Rinks

Cabin John Regional Park Ice Rink *Indoor*
10610 Westlake Dr, Rockville, MD 20852
Open year-round, Cabin John Ice Skating Arena with many options for area families, including figure skating, hockey, ice skating lessons, etc.
Admission varies based on age and time of visit. Skate rental is $4 per person.

Quiet Waters Park Ice Rink 
600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
Open for the winter season soon (check back) on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3-9 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9 am-9 pm. Closed Tuesdays, Christmas, and Thanksgiving.
Admission (does not include $3 skate rental)
Adult: $7
Child and Seniors: $6

Glen Burnie Outdoor Ice Skating
103 Crain Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Enjoy outdoor ice skating lessons and purchase open skate tickets up to two weeks in advance. Hours of operation vary.
Admission (does not include $3 skate rental)
Adult: $9
Children & Seniors: $8

Rockville Town Square Outdoor Ice Skating
131 Gibbs St, Rockville, MD 20850
Tips: Free lockers. The smallest shoe size is Toddler Size 7.
Admission (does not include $5 skate rental):
Adult: $11
Child: $10

Silver Spring Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
8523 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Parking is free on the weekends in the parking garage. Purchase tickets online. The smallest skate rental is a Toddler Size 7.
Admission (does not include $5 skate rental):
Adult: $11
Child: $10

Rockville Ice Arena *Indoor*
50 Southlawn Ct, Rockville, MD 20850
Rockville Ice Arena is open year-round at various times. Rockville offers ice skating lessons and stick sessions too.
Admission (does not include $3.50 skate rental):
All ages: $10 per person

Have you taken your child ice skating in our area yet? Have fun!