This family-friendly attraction is perfect for beginners taking lessons and seasoned skaters alike.

Nestled between the restaurants and shops of Pentagon Row, the ice skating rink is a favorite with locals for a great family outing. Don't have skates? Not to worry—all sizes are available for rent once you get there. Just come equipped with cold-weather clothes and thick socks, and you're ready to go!

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New for the 2020-2021 season, social distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced in the viewing area, and the rink will require pre-purchased tickets for contact-free admission. Due to the ever-changing nature of the state regulations about COVID-19 prevention, the rink will be operating at 30 percent capacity for the time being. This could change in the future, however.

You'll notice hand sanitizer stations and face coverings will be required for all visitors both on the ice and in the spectator area. Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before your reserved skating session and adhere to all posted health and safety rules.


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WHERE: 1201 South Joyce Street | Arlington, VA
WHEN: November 2020 to mid-March 2021, open daily
HOURS: 12–10 p.m., Monday–Thursday | 12–11 p.m., Friday | 10 a.m.–11 p.m., Saturday | 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday

TICKETS: $10 per person (age 13-54) | $9 for children 12 and under | $9 for senior citizens age 55+ | purchase tickets online here
SKATE RENTAL: $5 per person
PARKING: Street and hourly garage parking at Pentagon City Mall

METRO: Pentagon City Mall stop

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One of the coolest things about this rink is that they stay open for all of the winter holidays. From 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., you can skate to your heart's content on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. They're even open on New Year's Eve!

**All of the photos are courtesy of Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating Plaza on Facebook.

Don't worry if you're not exactly the best skater in the family. The rink also offers group or private lessons for individuals and groups. Check out the website for more information or to make a reservation.

Whether you go with the whole family, or just for a fun date night, the Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating Plaza is a unique spot to skate the night away.

Is the Pentagon Row rink an annual stop for your family? Have you ever taken lessons there? Let us know in the comments!