The Wharf Ice Rink

January 26 - Public Skate   4 - 6 pm, Curling Event  7 - 10 pm

January 29 - 12 - 4 pm  Hungry Human Hippos

                            4 - 10 pm Public Skate  


The Wharf Ice Rink is OPEN from Thanksgiving through February each year. Come skate at The Wharf!

Experience The Wharf Ice Rink—DC’s only over-water ice skating 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 and shops.

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesdays in January: 4pm-6pm Skating, 7pm-10pm Curling
Thursday-Friday: 4pm-10pm
Saturday: 12pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-8pm

Special Hours of Operation

January 5, 12, 19, 26: The rink is closed to the public from 6pm-10pm for Curling & Cocktails. Preregister to join us!
January 29: Rink closed until 4pm for Hungry Human Hippos special event (Tickets required, sign up here). Open for skating from 4pm-10pm.


Adult: $12
Youth (12 & Under): $9
Skate Rental: $6
Group Rate (10 or more) includes skate rental: $14

Active military, seniors, first responders, and healthcare workers can receive a $2 discount on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Must show a valid ID.

Curling & Cocktails

Looking for a fun way to spend some time outside this winter? Join us for a free, friendly game of curling every Wednesday evening in January! The Canadian game marries hockey and shuffleboard for a low-pressure evening on the ice—no skates needed! Want to play? Preregister for your desired gametime on Eventbrite. Games begin at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm every Wednesday in January. 

Capitals Partnership

This year, The Wharf Ice Rink has gone ALL CAPS. Check out the Washington Capitals décor and ice resurfacer, and join fellow hockey fans on the ice for our Rock The Rink skate event on January 15. The Rock The Rink skate event features a DJ, Caps gear giveaways, and a visit from Slapshot. During the event, we'll also broadcast the Capitals’ away game on a jumbotron near the ice and fans wearing Capitals gear receive $5 off admission to The Wharf Ice Rink.


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.

Contact The Wharf Ice Rink by phone at (202) 317-9643.

Learn more about getting to The Wharf, including transit, bicycling, and parking info.

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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