Ice skating returns to National Gallery of Art sculpture garden in November

The National Gallery of Art ice rink at the Sculpture Garden. Photograph by Brett Davis via Flickr Creative Commons.

One of Washington’s most beloved winter traditions is back. Ice skating will return to the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden on November 18. The activity was canceled last year due to the ongoing pandemic. Now visitors will once again have the opportunity to slide (or slide) on the open-air ice rink surrounded by sculptures by Roy Lichtenstein and Louise Bourgeois, among others.

The cold place will be open seven days a week with sessions starting at the start of each hour. Skate rental costs $ 5. Time on the ice is purchased in packages of two 45-minute sessions: $ 10 for adults and $ 9 for children under 13, people over 60, military personnel and students.

The National Gallery’s Pavilion Café will also be open to skaters, serving up cozy drinks like mulled cider, mulled wine, and pumpkin and spice lattes. Skaters who purchase a time slot from November 19 to 21 will receive a free cup of hot chocolate.

Sculpture garden ice rink. Open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. From Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Enter the ice rink at Constitution Ave. and Madison Dr., NW.

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Daniella Byck joined Washingtonian in August 2018. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied journalism and digital culture.


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