Wharf Ice Rink

During the colder months, one of the coolest amenities makes an appearance at The Wharf: our ice rink. 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. While you’re here, treat yourself to some hot beverages and seasonal specialties at our nearby restaurants.

Electronic payments only. The wharf ice rink is a cash-free business.

Adult $10
   -Active Military: $2 discount with valid ID
   -Senior Citizen: $2 discount for seniors (65+) with valid ID
Child $8 (12 years and younger)

Skate Rental: $6
Skate Aid Rental: $5
Gloves/Socks Purchase: $5
Locker Rental: $3


The Wharf Ice Rink is open every day from December 2nd through late February, depending on weather conditions. Follow us on Twitter for real time updates on ice rink closures.

Hours of Operation
Monday & Tuesday: 12:00–7:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00–9:00pm
Friday: 12:00–11:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am–11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am–7:00pm

Skate Events
Southwest Night:
Local residents receive a $2 discount on Mondays with valid ID showing a 20024 ZIP Code
Rock N Skate: Live DJ on Friday nights, 8:00–10:00pm

Special Holiday Hours
December 22, 2017: 11:00am–11:00pm
December 24, 2017 (Christmas Eve): 11:00am–8:00pm
December 25, 2017 (Christmas Day): 12:00–10:00pm
December 26–30, 2017: 11:00am–11:00pm
December 31, 2017 (New Year’s Eve): 11:00am–8:00pm
January 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day): 11:00am–10:00pm
January 2, 2018: 11:00am–8:00pm
January 15, 2018 (Martin Luther King Day): 11:00am–7:00pm
February 19, 2018 (Presidents’ Day): 10:00am–7:00pm


Learn to skate with us this season! Let your kids (ages 4-11) lace up their skates and learn the basics on the ice. We’re offering two sessions on select Saturdays in January and February.

Session 1: January 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 2: February 3, 10, 17, 24
Times: 9:30am-10am or 10:15am-10:45am
Cost: $125 per skater per session (includes 4 lessons and 4 free public skates)

Registration includes:

•Four 30-minute group lessons taught by our professional coaching staff. Classes will be pro-rated for those who sign up after session has started at $35 per lesson.
•Skate rental during lessons
•Evaluation exam on last day of class
•Bonus: four free public skate sessions + skate rentals for each session (a $60 value)

Note: Due to the nature of our uncovered outdoor facility, weather can impact our classes, so we charge a discounted rate as we only offer ONE make-up class due to weather closures. We aim to keep classes on schedule as much as possible, even in light rain and snow. Please keep this in mind when registering.

For more information, email the address listed below

Sign up here

Private Rental Options
Please email inquires to the address below for information on how to rent the rink for private events.

Contact Info

Wharf Ice Rink is located on Transit Pier, across from The Anthem
960 Wharf Street SW, Washington, DC 20024

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