Take your Date Out to Skate

10 12 2008

Looking for an exciting outing for you and your girl?  Don’t mind checking your ego at the door? Try taking that special someone ice skating in our nation’s capital.  Yeah it might seem kinda corny, yeah we know, you don’t know how to ice skate, but it’s more original than a movie, and after thanksgiving, it’s good exercise to help you lose that holiday weight.  Sure you are going to fall on your face, but sometimes it’s alright to let her know you don’t mind looking silly in front of her.  Here are some places you can check to get your skate on.

Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

The National Gallery of Art ice-skating rink is open mid-November through mid-March, weather permitting.  The rink is outdoors, so dress warm, but you get a dope view of the art sculpture and gardens.  It’s cheap too.  Admission for adults is $10 which includes a skate rental.

7th Street and Constitution, Avenue, NW in downtown Washington, DC
Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Pershing Park Ice Rink

Closed for the 2008-2009 Season
This ice skating rink is located just two blocks away from the White House at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.  Another outdoor rink, so again dress warm.  Great views of the White House, new home of President-elect Barack Obama!  $9 for adults which includes skate rentals.  Listen to music while you skate, with hot chocolate available when you’ve had enough of the ice.

Hours:
Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fort Dupont Ice Arena

3779 Ely Place, SE, Washington, DC (202) 584-5007. Public ice skating arena with figure skating and ice hockey classes available. Open year-round.

Adults pay $5, rentals not included.  It is indoor, and the hours are slim, but if you are looking to skate in July, this is the place in DC for you.

Fridays, 12-1 50 pm
Saturdays, 3-4 20 pm
Sundays, 3-4 20 pm
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