Get Outside and Enjoy the Ice at this Ice Rink in Washington DC
Winter may be the time where many people go into hibernation, but for many others it’s the season of snow sports! Ice skating, snowboarding, skiing, sledding, even curling are just some of the fun winter sports you can try during the cold months around your Washington DC apartment that will keep you active and entertained. You can even work up a sweat under all those layers!
Have you been out to brave the weather for some winter fun yet this year? If you haven’t and you’re looking for a little cold weather camaraderie, try this local hang out for some fun outdoors this January.
NationalGallery of Art Sculpture Garden Outdoor Rink – Located less than 10 minutes from your Wray apartment is the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden. While that doesn’t sound like a place to break a sweat, come winter, this place gets a bit of a new look. Open every year from November-March, the local outdoor rink is open to the public on Saturdays and open for lessons and classes most other days of the week. Open for private lessons, toddler’s classes, adult classes, hockey classes, and just about every other type of skating out there, the ice rink at the National Gallery of Art appeals to skaters of all ages an skill level. They also have skate rentals, lockers and everything else you’ll need to skate available on-site, as well as a cafe and other entertainment for when you need to warm up between laps.
The experience of 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, Roy Lichtenstein, Roxy Paine, Tony Smith, and others from the Gallery’s renowned collection. It’s a quintessential Washington DC experience, and one your family and friends will cherish as a tradition for years to come.
Get outside and enjoy the ice this winter!
National Gallery of Art – Sculpture Garden
Constitution Ave NW &, 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20408Back to blog