Canal Park: 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.
Washington Harbour: Right on top of the giant fountain.
Edge: The Harbour, because you can take a skate break during holiday shopping.
Canal Park: A 250-foot-long figure eight.
Washington Harbour: A 12,000-square-foot oval.
Edge: Canal Park, despite any collision-related dangers the figure eight might cause (or perhaps because of them).
Canal Park: 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.)
Washington Harbour: The new Farmers Fishers Bakers is opening a bar behind a rollaway window for all your hot cocoa and warm cocktail needs.
Canal Park: A full slate of lessons and rock-and-roll skate nights.
Washington Harbour: Ditto. Plus, on November 21, you can try “turkey bowling”—basically, sliding actual frozen birds across the ice at giant pins.
Edge: The Harbour. Because you’ve always wanted to curl with fowl.