The Wharf Ice Rink

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.

SATURDAY, 2/17 - PUBLIC SKATING STARTS AT 1 PM

 

SATURDAY, 2/17 - ROCK THE RINK 6-10 PM DURING PUBLIC SKATING

WEAR YOUR CAPS GEAR AND GET $5 OFF REGULAR PAID ADMISSION. NOT VALID ON GROUP OR OTHER DISCOUNTED ADMISSION PRICES

WEDNESDAY, 2/21 - LAST CURLING EVENT OF THE SEASON, NO SKATING

THURSDAY,  2/22 - $3 OFF REGULAR ADMISSION 

DISCOUNT DOES NOT APPLY TO GROUP RATE OR OTHER DISCOUNTED ADMISSIONS

 

SUNDAY, 2/25 - LAST DAY OF THE SEASON!!

 

CURLING REGISTRATION LINK

https://WharfCurling.eventbrite.com

REGISTRATION OPENS AT 5 AM THE THURSDAY BEFORE EACH WEDNESDAY'S EVENT.

EACH PARTICIPANT MUST BE ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE REGISTRATION. IF YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR A GROUP OF 4, PLEASE REGISTER FOR 4 "TICKETS".  WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMODATE LARGER GROUP REQUESTS TO BE ON THE ICE AT THE SAME TIME, BUT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE. EACH CURLING "SESSION" IS 10 MINUTES.  TIMING IS APPROXIMATE.

 

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed for Community Curling Events beginning January 10
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.

 

UPCOMING RINK CLOSURES

FEBRUARY 21 - NO PUBLIC SKATING - COMMUNITY CURLING EVENTS

FEBRUARY 17 - RINK CLOSED UNTIL 1 PM FOR PRIVATE EVENT

 

Know Before You Arrive

  • The Wharf Ice Rink is a CASHLESS facility.
  • We have figure skates AND hockey skates available.
  • 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 admission ticket as long as you are still wearing your wristband. You would be required to re-rent skates ($8) each time you return during that day. 
  • Gift certificates are available for purchase. Contact the General Manager of The Wharf Ice Rink at icerink@wharfdc.com for more information.

 

Special Events & Holidays


February 10 (Public Wharf Event) - Mardi Gras Parade & Party at The Wharf from 3pm-7pm
 

February 17 (Public Wharf Event) - Join us for our free Rock the Rink Skate Day from 6pm-10pm. Wear your Caps gear for $5 off regularly priced rink admissions and cheer on the Caps as they take on the Montreal Canadiens away. Discount does not apply to group or reduced price admissions.
 

February 19 (President's Day) - Open 12pm-5pm
 

February 25 - Last Day of the Season

 

Rink Admission

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

Group Rate
Group of 10+  - $15 per person - includes skate rental

Multi-Entry Passes (valid for current season only, no refunds for unused passes)
12-Entry Pass with Skate Rentals - $210
12-Entry Pass with No Skate Rentals $130

Season Pass (skate rental NOT included) - $275  [Photo ID may be required with each use]

Rentals & Purchases

Skate Rental - $8
Skate Aid Rental - $8
Locker Rental (one time use) - $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 icerink@wharfdc.com.

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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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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