The National Gallery of Art’s outdoor skating rink at Sculpture Garden is set to reopen on November 19, after the city’s beloved winter activity was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The rink will remain open until March 6 and will operate from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The National Gallery closes at 5 p.m., therefore, skaters should enter through the entrances of Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive near 9th Street only.
Those who buy skating time on November 19, 20 or 21 will be served a free cup of hot chocolate at the Pavilion Café to celebrate the return of the rink, according to one. Release of the National Art Gallery.
Skating sessions will begin at the start of each hour. Adults and children 13 and older are billed $ 10 for two 45-minute sessions. Those aged 60 and over, children 12 and under, military service members, and students with a valid school ID card will pay $ 9.
Skate rental costs $ 5 and season passes can be purchased for $ 225.
Skating lessons are available for all ages and levels with experienced instructors provided by Guest Services, Inc., who are part of a Washington Elite Skating School team.
For more information on group and private lessons, you can visit the website of the Pavilion Café or call (202) 216-9397 from November 19.