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.

Regular Hours of Operation

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

Special Hours of Operation

December 7: Closed for a Private Event
December 23 (DCPS Holiday Break): 12pm-10pm
December 24 (Christmas Eve): 12pm-6pm
December 25 (Christmas Day): 12pm-8pm
December 26 - December 30 (DCPS Holiday Break): 12pm-10pm
December 31 (New Years Eve): 12pm-8pm
January 16 (MLK Day): 12pm-5pm
February 20 (Presidents' Day): 12pm-5pm

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 - $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
Unlimited Season Pass with No Skate Rentals (Valid ID Required) - $300

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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