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   Ice Rink

Winter Season ... Open mid-November through mid-March

For safety reasons, The National Gallery of Art Ice Rink will be closed when it rains or when the temperature dips below 20°F.

The Gallery's ice rink can accommodate more than two hundred skaters, with a music system that brings vibrant sound to visitors on and off the ice. At night, lighting creates a festive atmosphere for the richly landscaped ground and a distinctive backdrop for nineteen works of modern and contemporary sculpture.

The Sculpture Garden is located on the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW. It is accessible to visitors with disabilities.


Hours of Operation
mid-November - mid-March
(weather permitting)

Monday - Thursday:
10:00am - 9:00pm

Friday & Saturday:
10:00am - 11:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

The Sculpture Garden is closed on December 25 and January 1.

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 and Madison Drive at 9th Street.

Admission Fees
(two-hour sessions, beginning on the hour)
(subject to change seasonally)

$8.00 Adults
$7.00 Children (ages 12 and under)
$7.00 Students with ID
$7.00 Seniors (age 50 and over)
$195.00 Season Pass

Discounts are available for groups of 10
or more. For general information, announcements, or to arrange a group visit call 202-216-9397

Skate and Locker Rentals
Skate Rental: $3.00 (ID required)
Locker Rental: $ .50 ($5.00 deposit required)


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Skating School/Lessons
November - mid-March
A variety of lessons for all ages and skill levels is offered through the Skate with U.S. program designed by the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Skaters looking for more one-on-one attention may make an appointment for a private lesson. Special group lesson rates are available for parties of 10 or more. To learn more about the available classes or to register in advance, please visit our Skating School.

Sculpture Garden Rules

Do not touch the works of art unless it is indicated that you may do so. No skates beyond the black mat areas.
No pets other than service animals are allowed.

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