The Wharf Ice Rink

The Wharf Ice Rink is currently CLOSED for the season. The rink reopens on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

Experience The Wharf Ice Rink—DC’s only over-water ice skating rink. From November through February, come to Transit Pier right outside The Anthem and lace up your skates—bring your own or rent some rink-side—to glide over the ice and enjoy amazing views of the water and monuments. While you’re here, treat yourself to some hot beverages and seasonal specialties at our nearby restaurants and shops.  

Know Before You Arrive

  • The Wharf Ice RInk is a CASHLESS facility.
  • The Wharf Ice Rink operates on a first come, first served basis—no reservations are accepted. 
  • The Wharf Ice Rink does not host ice skating lessons.
  • Your admissions ticket is valid for the entire day that it was purchased. If you leave The Wharf Ice Rink and return on the same day, you do not need to repurchase another admissions ticket as long as you are still wearing your wristband. You would be required to re-rent skates ($7) each time you return during that day. 
  • Gift certificates are available for purchase. Contact the General Manager of The Wharf Ice Rink at for more information.

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 4 - 10 pm
Thursday-Friday: 4pm-10pm
Saturday: 12pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-8pm

Hours of operation are dependent on weather and condition of the ice. The Wharf Ice Rink may close to the public at any time due to a private event. All closures will be shared on this webpage as far in advance as possible.

Rink Admission

Adult Admission - $13
Youth Admission (12 and under) - $10
Senior (65+)/Military (Valid ID Required) - $11

Group Rate
Group of 10+ with Skate Rentals - $15 per person

Multi-Entry Passes
12-Entry Pass with Skate Rentals - $200
12-Entry Pass with No Skate Rentals $130

Rentals & Purchases

Skate Rental - $7
Skate Aid Rental - $7
Locker Rental - $3
Gloves/Socks - $6
Handwarmers - $2/pair
The Wharf Ice Rink Logo Hat - $15
The Wharf Ice Rink Logo Scarf - $15

Directions & Contact Information

- The Wharf Ice Rink is located at 970 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024 on Transit Pier at The Wharf. Purchase admission and rent skates at the Skate Shop, located on Transit Pier next to the Water Taxi ticket office.
- Learn more about getting to The Wharf, including transit, bicycling, and parking info.
- Contact The Wharf Ice Rink by phone at (202) 317-9643 or by email at

Private Rentals

Click here for information about how to rent the rink for private events, parties, and teambuilding activities including skating, curling, food and beverage packages, and s'mores at the firepit!

Get Your Fill at The Wharf

With the nation's oldest fish market, fresh seafood is a given. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to live music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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