Published November 16, 2012
Tale of the Tape
Breaking Down the City’s Two New Ice Rinks
For a good many months now, the only ice your dates have seen has been in your glass. But here comes much more
. Giant sheets of it. Zambonis, too. That’s because The Ice
Rink at Canal Park
debuts today, followed by the Washington Harbour Ice Rink
Here’s what you need to know.
One end of a brand-new green space by
Nationals Park. Just look for the giant white “light cube,” on which they’ll project movies and live
feeds of skaters.
Right on top of the giant fountain.
The Harbour, because you can take a skate break during holiday shopping.
A 250-foot-long figure eight.
A 12,000-square-foot oval.
Canal Park, despite any collision-related dangers the figure eight might cause (or
perhaps because of them).
The Park Tavern, a new
tap-beer-and-flatbreads spot in a Scandinavian-looking building steps from the ice. (They’ll pop up this
weekend, then return next month.)
The new Farmers Fishers Bakers is opening a bar behind a rollaway
window for all your hot cocoa and warm cocktail needs.
A full slate of lessons and
rock-and-roll skate nights.
Ditto. Plus, on November 21, you can try “turkey
bowling”—basically, sliding actual frozen birds across the ice at giant pins.
The Harbour. Because you’ve always wanted to curl with fowl.
The Ice Rink at Canal Park
202 M St SE
Washington, DC 20003
Washington Harbour Ice Rink
3000 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007