The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is open mid-November through mid-March, weather permitting. View magnificent works of sculpture while skating in the open air and enjoying music from the state-of-the-art sound system.
The National Gallery of Art Ice Rink will be closed when it rains or when the temperature dips below 20°F. For the current status, please call (202) 216-9397.
Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted.
Season tickets are available for $195.
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
Guest Services, Inc., offers both group and private skating lessons at the ice rink in the Sculpture Garden. Certified by the United States Figure Skating Association, instructor Alice Shelley teaches skaters of all ages and experience levels. Please call the ice rink office at (202) 216-9397 or click here for rates and additional information.
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.
During renovation of the Café, limited food and beverage service will be available on the north patio.
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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Hours & Location
The National Gallery of Art is located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets NW along Constitution Avenue NW.
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sculpture Garden Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m
December 25 and January 1
6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC
GPS Location (latitude, longitude): 38.892092,-77.019973
2000B South Club Drive, Landover, MD 20785
About the Gallery
The National Gallery of Art was conceived, founded, and given to the people of the United States by Andrew Mellon.
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