Opening Day at the Sculpture Garden Ice Rink (photos)

The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink officially opened on Saturday November 16 for the season and will remain open through March 16, weather permitting. The rink is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Don’t worry if you don’t have skates: they are available to rent for a nominal fee. Skating instructor Alice Shelley is also returning this season. There are group classes and private lessons available seven days a week at all times for all ages, levels and abilities when the rink is open. You can e-mail (aliceshelley@ or call (202-507-2396) Alice Shelley, director of the Sculpture Garden Skating School, for more lesson information.

View our photos from opening day at the rink by clicking on the photo icons below.


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