Where to Go Ice Skating Near DC: Best Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks for Kids and Families

The rink at Gaylord National Resort is the perfect place to go ice skating in December. Photo by Jennifer Marino Walters
The rink at Gaylord National Resort is the perfect place to go ice skating in December. Photo by Jennifer Marino Walters

On a beautiful winter day, what could be more enjoyable than skating around on a fresh sheet of ice? In 2022, families will have plenty of options for ice skating near DC, from rinks that are part of special holiday events to outdoor ice skating rinks near DC that stay open all winter long.

Weather permitting, outdoor ice skating rinks near DC generally open in mid to late November and close in February or March. Many of them also host special skating events, so check the websites for more information. Otherwise, lace up your skates and enjoy ice skating near DC at one of these great rinks. For more fun things to do near DC this winter—from the best ski resorts near DC to the best places to go snow tubing near DC—check out out Winter Activities Guide for DC Kids.

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