Lace Up Your Skates

Try out your moves at these ice skating rinks in Northern Virginia.

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Updated: December 2019


Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
Open daily, times vary
At 6,840 square feet, the plaza at Pentagon Row claims to be the largest outdoor rink in Northern Virginia and the second largest in the state. After skating, enjoy the rink’s dual-sided stone fireplace, local shopping and hot chocolate. // 1201 S. Joyce St., Arlington

MedStar Capitals Iceplex
Open daily, times vary
The Washington Capitals’ practice facility is open to the public for indoor skating on a jumbo rink. Sign up for skating and ice hockey lessons, play a game of pickup hockey or enjoy nightly public skates. // 627 N. Glebe Road, Suite 800, Arlington


Fairfax Ice Arena
Open daily, times vary
Attend a public skate, book a private lesson or bring a group to celebrate birthdays and more. The indoor rink is open year-round and welcomes skaters of all skill levels. // 3779 Pickett Road, Fairfax

Mount Vernon RECenter Ice Arena
Open daily, times vary
Get your winter skate on with friends and family at this arena. Bring your own skates, or rent a pair from the arena. Along with free skate, hockey and ice skating, classes are also offered by skating coaches. // 2017 Belle View Blvd., Fairfax

Reston Town Center Pavillion
Open through March 15, 2020, times vary
Take advantage of the annual freezing of the Pavilion floor. The skate rink is open from November through March. // 11900 Market St., Reston

Open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, times vary
Opening back in 1993, SkateQuest offers a variety of activities for skaters of all ages and skill levels. With two available rinks (an NHL-sized rink and an Olympic-sized rink), SkateQuest is able to hold hockey, figure skating and public skating events. // 1800 Michael Faraday Court, Reston


Ashburn Ice House
Open daily, times vary
The Ashburn Ice House features a pro-shop for skating merchandise and public skate times. Lessons for general skating, hockey and figure skating are available. // 21595 Smith Switch Road, Ashburn

Loudoun Ice Centre
Open daily, times vary
The Loudoun Ice Center is open daily for public skating. This rink features a variety of hockey position lessons and holds birthday parties and events. // 22149 Davis Drive, Suite 155, Sterling

Prince William

Haymarket IcePlex
Open daily, times vary
Learn to skate with lessons or at public skate nights. The Haymarket IcePlex offers the opportunity to try ice hockey for free for ages 4 to 10. // 15155 Washington St., Haymarket

Prince William Ice Center
Open daily, times vary
The Prince William Ice Center offers public skate, a pro-shop for merchandise and a cafe. // 1580 Dale Blvd., Woodbridge

The Harris Pavilion
Opens Saturday, Dec. 7, open daily, times vary
Enjoy outdoor ice skating at The Harris Pavilion. Lessons are available for visitors ages 5 and up. The rink is open from the middle of November to the beginning of March (weather permitting). // 9201 Center St., Manassas

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