During the colder months, enjoy one of the coolest spots on the waterfront: The Wharf 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 and monuments. While you’re here, treat yourself to some hot beverages and seasonal specialties at our nearby restaurants.
During the 2019-2020 skating season, don't miss the special Washington Capitals rink decor, a Caps-themed ice resurfacer, and Rock the Rink skate nights (1/18, 1/31, and 2/17) when fans wearing Capitals jerseys receive $5 off admission!
Electronic payments only. The Wharf Ice Rink is a cashless business.
-Active Military: $2 discount with valid ID
-Seniors (65+): $2 discount with valid ID
Child: $9 (12 years and younger)
Skate Rental: $7
Skate Aid Rental: $5
Gloves/Socks Purchase: $6
Locker Rental: $3
Dates and Hours of Operation
The Wharf Ice Rink is open every day from December 3 through late February, depending on weather conditions. Call ahead (202-317-9643) for real-time rink conditions and closures.
Hours of Operation
Monday & Tuesday: 12:00–6:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 12:00–10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00–11:00pm
Ice Rink Events
Mondays in Jan & Feb, 7-9:00pm: Curling & Cocktails
Tuesdays in Jan & Feb, 7-9:00pm: Broomball & Brews
1/18/2020, 2-5pm - Rock The Rink with the Washington Capitals (Fans wearing Caps gear receive $5 off admission!)
1/31/2020, 6-9pm - Rock The Rink with the Washington Capitals (Fans wearing Caps gear receive $5 off admission!)
2/8/2020, 1-4pm - Hungry Human Hippos on Ice with DC Fray
2/17/2020, 2-5pm - Rock The Rink with the Washington Capitals (Fans wearing Caps gear receive $5 off admission!)
Mondays, 12-6pm - Southwest Skate Nights: Local residents receive a $2 discount on Mondays with valid ID showing a 20024 ZIP Code
Special Extended and Holiday Hours
December 22-23: 11am–11pm
December 24 (Christmas Eve): 11am–8pm
December 25 (Christmas Day): 12pm–10pm
December 26-30: 11am–11pm
December 31 (New Years Eve): 11am–8pm
January 1 (New Years Day): 11am–10pm
January 2: 12pm-10pm
January 11: 4pm-11pm
January 20 (Martin Luther King Day): 10am–6:00pm
Feburary 8: 4pm-11pm
February 17 (Presidents Day): 10am–6:00pm
Private Rental Options
Please email email@example.com for information on how to rent the rink for private events.
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