The ice-skating season at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink begins mid-November and continues through March, weather permitting.
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.
Want to learn to skate or touch up on your skating moves? We offer classes to improve any level of skater. We also offer hockey lessons taught by professional hockey players. More information
(Two consecutive sessions: Each session starts on the hour. Actual ice skating time totals 1.5 hours since the ice is resurfaced after 45 minutes every hour.)
(subject to change seasonally)
$8.00 Children (ages 12 and under)
$8.00 Students with ID
$8.00 Seniors (age 50 and over)
$195.00 Season Pass (Click here or inquire at the skate office)
(valid for all hours the ice rink is open except 10-11 a.m. slots on Saturdays)
Discounts and birthday party packages are available for groups of 10 or more, For general information, announcements, or to arrange a group visit call 202-216-9397. To inquire about a birthday party, please email [email protected].
Skate and Locker Rentals
Skate Rental: $4.00 (ID required)
Locker Rental: $ .50 ($5.00 deposit required)
Tips for Visitors to the Ice Rink
Layered, warm clothing that does not restrict movement, gloves, and helmets (for beginners) are recommended.
Free parking is available on Madison Drive on Saturdays and Sundays, with a three-hour limit on weekdays. Meters are located on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street surrounding the rink.
The nearest Metrorail stops are Judiciary Square on the Red Line, Archives–Penn Quarter–Navy Memorial on the Yellow/Green Lines, and Smithsonian on the Blue/Orange Lines. Metrobus stops are located on 4th Street and 7th Street NW.
The DC Circulator stops outside of the rink as well.