The Wharf Ice Rink

The Wharf Ice Rink is closed for the season and will reopen on November 23, 2022.

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

The Wharf Ice Rink is currently closed for the season. The rink is open each year from late November through February.

Monday-Tuesday: Closed
Wednesdays in February: 4pm-10pm
Thursday-Friday: 4pm-10pm
Saturday: 12pm-10pm
Sunday: 12pm-8pm


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.


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

We will begin booking private events at The Wharf Ice Rink in Fall 2022. During the off-season, please visit The Wharf's Private Events page and contact us 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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