Ice Skating Instructors at the National Gallery of Art

Emme Porter     Bruce and Emme Porter     Bruce Porter


Emme Porter
has more than 15 years of skating and coaching experience in all disciplines of skating and is a national and international ice dancing competitor. She has also danced in and choreographed performances for the NHL Washington Capitals' Red Rockers for five years.

Bruce Porter, Jr. has more than 20 years of teaching experience in hockey, ice dancing, and field moves. He is a national and international competitor in ice dancing and competed in the European Figure Skating Championships in 2008 and 2009. Emme and Bruce represented Azerbaijan in international competitions and retired from competitive skating in 2014. 

 

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Cafe Hours


Labor Day to mid-November
Mon - Sat:  10 am - 4pm
Sun:             11 am - 5 pm

mid-November - mid-March
Mon - Thu:  10 am - 7pm
Fri - Sat:       10 am - 9pm
Sun:               11 am - 7 pm

mid-March - Memorial Day
Mon - Sat:   10 am - 4pm
Sun:              11 am - 5 pm

Memorial Day - Labor Day
Mon-Thu:   10 am - 6pm
Fri:               10 am - 8:30 pm
Sat:              10 am - 6 pm
Sun:             11 am - 6 pm

Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1

Notices

Food and Beverages
Guests may purchase food and beverages from the Pavilion Café and its carts located around the Garden or bring their own picnics. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the premises from outside and are subject to confiscation. Security officers reserve the right to inspect all items brought into the Sculpture Garden.

Safety
For the safety of visitors and works of art, access to the Sculpture Garden will be limited if the space becomes too crowded.

Inclement Weather
Concerts may be cancelled due to excessive heat or inclement weather.