The 2014–2015 ice-skating season at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink on the National Mall will begin November 14, 2014 and continue through March 15, 2015, weather permitting.
This season, Guest Services offers an exciting new program and broad range of skating lessons for all ages, taught by Emme Porter, Bruce Porter, and Sergey Korovin, who together have some 60 years of teaching experience, in addition to their experiences spanning figure skating, ice dancing, choreography, hockey, and more, on local, national, and international levels.
The ice-skating rink will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve. The Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed on December 25 and January 1
Group and Private Lessons
Classes will be offered for different ages and abilities through the Figure 8 Basics Skating Program. Classes are separated into age-appropriate categories and consist of a comprehensive lesson and evaluation structure that is exciting, rewarding, safe, and fun.
Tiny Skaters: Classes introduce children ages three to six to the basics of skating through interactive on-ice games. Skaters will learn the basics of balance, marching, and gliding.
Figure 8 Basics: Classes teach the fundamentals of skating and the basic skills. They are designed to help children master fundamental moves, such as skating forward and backward, as well more complicated maneuvers, including crossovers, turns, beginning spins, and hops. There are a total of eight levels that lay a strong foundation for more specialized areas of skating, such as freestyle, ice dancing, and hockey.
Adult Classes: Four adult levels are condensed versions of the Figure 8 Basics classes, allowing adults to progress in their choice of skating discipline.
Hockey Basics: This introductory class is designed especially for beginning players. Skaters will work on all the basic skills necessary to become a competent hockey player.
Skaters seeking one-on-one attention may schedule a private lesson. Special group rates are also available for children's birthday parties and group lessons.
Registration for group classes will be held in November, December, and January at the entrance of the Pavilion Café. Registration dates will be announced. To register in advance or arrange for a private lesson, please e-mail email@example.com.
Location and Access
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is located on the National Mall at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. During the evening, when the Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed to the public, access to the ice rink and Pavilion Café is restricted to the entrances at Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive near 9th Street.
With a panoramic view of the Sculpture Garden, the Pavilion Café serves freshly made wraps, sandwiches, gourmet pizzas, and salads. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, wine, and beer are also available.
Pavilion Café Hours
Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Please note: During the evening ice-skating hours, when the National Gallery of Art is closed to the public, the surrounding Sculpture Garden is also closed. Access to the ice-skating rink and Pavilion Café during these times is restricted to the Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive entrances at 9th Street.
For questions or comments about the ice rink or Pavilion Café, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 216-9397.
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December 25 and January 1
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