Area rinks typically charge from $6.50 to $7 for a two-hour session. Skate rentals, available at all the rinks listed, are usually around $2.50 to $3. Some rinks charge a small fee for renting a locker.
National Gallery of Art Ice Rink. The National Gallery of Art Ice Rink, surrounded by the museum's Sculpture Garden, is one of the most popular outdoor winter venues in Washington. The art-deco rink is perfect for a romantic date night, a fun daytime kid activity (when it's less crowded), or for just enjoying the wintry views of the National Archives and the sculptures as the sun sets. In spring the rink becomes a fountain. Admission is $8 for adults, skate rental is $3. Constitution Ave. NW, between 7th and 9th Sts., Downtown, Washington, DC, 20565. PHONE: 202/216-9397. www.nga.gov/ginfo/skating.htm. Archives/Navy Memorial.
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