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Open today: 10:00 to 5:00

The Ice Rink

Experience skating in the Sculpture Garden while surrounded by large-scale sculptures by contemporary artists including Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Roy LichtensteinRoxy PaineTony Smith, and others.

Ice Rink Hours and Fees
November 18, 2017, to March 11, 2018
(weather permitting)

Monday through Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (for lessons only)
and 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m. (for general public)
Sunday: 11:00 am–9:00 pm

During the evening, when the Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed to the public, access to the ice rink is restricted to the entrances at Constitution Avenue near 7th Street and Madison Drive near 9th Street.

Rink Fees

two forty-five-minute sessions, beginning on the hour

$9 for adults
$8 for children age 12 and under, students with valid ID, and skaters age 50 and over
$3.50 for skate rental (ID required)
$0.50 for locker rental ($5 deposit required)
$195 for season tickets

Pavilion Café

With a panoramic view of the Sculpture Garden, the self-service Pavilion Café has indoor and outdoor dining areas. The Café's menu includes pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. Wine and beer are also available.

Banner image: Adam van Breen, Skating on the Frozen Amstel River, 1611, The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund, in honor of Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., 2010.20.1

Public Wi-Fi

The Gallery offers free Wi-Fi, accessible by selecting the “NGA_Public_WiFi” network. Review the Gallery's Wi-Fi policy here.


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