Capitol Riverfront’s winter attraction, the Canal Park Ice Rink, opened this November, offering perfect city views while you skate around the frozen track. Unlike many of the area’s other outdoor skating rinks, Canal Park is specifically designed to create the same sort of feeling you would get skating along the frozen canals of Europe. In addition, the rink offers skating lessons for both children and adults in a fun, group setting. Located one block from Navy Yard Metro, the rink is very easy to find, but is never overly crowded.
Admission to the skating rink is $9 for adults and $8 for children and seniors with skate rentals costing $5. In addition, visitors can purchase 10-visit passes or season passes at a discounted rate. The Canal Park Ice Rink is open Sunday through Thursday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.