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Our ice rink will return in November 2023.
Take a spin on the ice surrounded by the grand architecture of national museums and monuments. Enjoy splendid views of large-scale sculptures from artists in our renowned collection, including Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois, and Roy Lichtenstein. From skating lessons to special events, the ice rink offers plenty for you and your family to enjoy.
The ice rink closes for rain and extreme temperatures. To check if we’re open, call 202.216.9397.
Hours & fees
Please visit our ice rink shed to purchase one-time skating sessions; at this time, we only offer advanced, online purchasing for season passes and skating lessons. Access to our ice rink is available first come, first served, and we may sell out on weekends and busier days.
November 26, 2022 – March 5, 2023 (weather permitting)
Fees cover two consecutive, 45-minute skating sessions that each begin on the hour, leaving a 15-minute break for ice maintenance.
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Washington Elite Skating School offers group skating lessons for all ages and abilities as well as private lessons and group packages for schools, birthday parties, and special events. Call 202.216.9397 or email [email protected] for details and to reserve.
Weather can affect classes at our outdoor facility. We aim to keep classes on schedule whenever possible, even in light rain and snow, but safety is our priority. We do not offer make-up classes when weather forces closures.
Please wear layered, warm clothing that doesn’t restrict movement—and don’t forget gloves! Students in the Learn to Skate program must wear helmets, and we recommend helmets for all beginners.
Group classes and private lessons may start or end 10-15 minutes late due to ice cleaning or resurfacing. To find out about weather impacts on group skating classes, follow @SkatingElite on Twitter or @washington_elite_skating on Instagram.
How to register
Registration for group classes is available online, in person at the Skate Admission and Rental Booth, by calling 202.216.9397, or by emailing [email protected]. Skaters may register 15 minutes prior to an ongoing group lesson, as long as space is available.
Group lesson fees
Group lesson registration requires a once-per-skater, once-per-season $16 charge for Learn to Skate USA membership. Your space is confirmed once payment is received.
Group lesson fees include:
Group lesson session schedule
When signing up, select the day(s) of your class(es). We can’t guarantee the lesson time(s) until class rosters are finalized about one week before the first class. We assign lesson times once we have all registrations and can group students by age and ability level. The last week of classes may change to accommodate makeup classes.
Session 1: Drop-in Classes
Saturdays, 10:00–10:30 a.m., 10:30–11:00 a.m.
Thursdays, 7:00–7:45 p.m.
Washington Elite Skating School offers group skating lessons for all ages and abilities as well as private lessons and group packages for schools, birthday parties, and special events. Call 202.216.9397 for details.
Group Ticket Sales
Group sales are subject to ice rink availability and offered on weekdays only. Call 202.216.9397 or email [email protected] to book group tickets.
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Learn how to get to our campus on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets NW. Parking is limited, so we strongly encourage you to arrive by metro, bus, bike, or other form of transportation.