- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 9, 2001

The following sampling of places to skate in the area is not inclusive. Call ahead to confirm information:
The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden is located at Ninth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Phone number: 202/333-6022. The rink is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Adult admission is $5 per person on weekdays and $5.50 on weekends. Children's admission is $4 on weekdays and $4.50 on weekends. Skate rental is $2.50 per person, and lockers are available for 50 cents. Skating sessions are two hours in length and begin on the hour.
The Mount Vernon Recreation Center is located at 2017 Belle View Blvd. south of Alexandria. Phone number: 703/768-3224. Weekend public sessions are scheduled from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Friday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Adult admission is $5 per person and $4.50 for children younger than 15. Skate rental is $2.50.
The Ashburn Ice House is located at 21595 Smith's Switch Road in Ashburn, Va. Phone number: 703/858-0300. It has two National Hockey League-size ice rinks, locker rooms, a party room, a snack bar and a sound- and-light system. It is best to call for times for public skating sessions as hockey is popular here. Admission is $5.50 for adults, $5 for children younger than 13 and $4 for seniors ages 65 and older and for children. Skate rental is $2.50. On Tuesdays, the rink offers a session for $3 per person, including skate rental.
SkateNation of Prince William is located at 5180 Dale Blvd. in Dale City, Va. Phone number: 703/730-8423. SkateNation has public sessions from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight on Friday; noon to 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday; and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
All admission is $5 per person. Children younger than 3 can enter for free. Skate rental is $2.50.
SkateNation of Piney Orchard is located at 8781 Piney Orchard Parkway in Odenton. Phone number: 410/672-7013. SkateNation of Reston is located at 1800 Michael Faraday Court in Reston. Phone number: 703/709-1010.
The Fairfax Ice Arena is located at 3779 Pickett Road in Fairfax. Phone number: 703/323-1133. Weekend public sessions are offered from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 10:45 p.m. Friday; noon to 4 p.m. and 8:30 to 10:45 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 4 p.m. and 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6.25 for adults and children ages 13 and older, $5.50 for children ages 5 to 12, and $4.50 for children younger than 5. Skate rental is $2.50.
The Ice Skating Pavilion at Reston Town Center is located in Reston. Phone number: 703/709-6300. The rink also has a skating school for private and group lessons. Phone number: 703/318-7881. The rink is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $6.50 per adult, and $5.50 for children younger than 12 and seniors ages 55 and older. Skate rentals are $2.50.
Bowie Ice Arena is located at 3330 Northview Drive in Bowie. Phone number: 301/809-3090. The rink offers group lessons starting in February. Weekend public sessions are held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4.50 for adults and $4 for children younger than 15. The Sunday session is a family session three to five people are admitted for a $10 charge. Skate rental is $2.50.
Herbert Wells Ice Rink is located at 5211 Paint Branch Parkway in College Park. Phone number: 301/277-3717. Weekend public skating sessions are from 2 to 4 p.m., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children 17 and younger. Skate rental is $4.
Columbia Ice Rink is located at 5876 Thunder Hill Road in Columbia. Phone number: 410/730-0322. Weekend public skating sessions are from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. Friday; 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per person for weekdays and $6 for weekends. Skate rental is $2.50.
Tucker Road Ice Arena is located at 1770 Tucker Road in Fort Washington. Phone number: 301/248-3124. Public sessions are held from noon to 2 p.m., 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday; 1 to 3 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. A family session is held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
The Friday afternoon session is $3 for county residents, including skate rental, and $4 for nonresidents. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children ages 17 and younger. Skate rental is $4. A Sunday family skating session is $5 for adults. For every paying adult, two children are admitted free.
The Gardens Ice House is located at 13800 Old Gunpowder Road in Laurel. Phone number: 410/792-4947. This facility has three ice rinks. Weekend sessions are held from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday; 1 to 3 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6.60 for adults, $5.50 for children 3 and older and students, and free for children younger than 3. Skate rental is $2.75.
Arc IceSports is located at 50 Southlawn Court in Rockville. Phone number: 301/294-8101. Weekend public sessions with a live disc jockey are held from 8:15 to 11:15 p.m. Friday; 1 to 3 p.m. and 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. All admission is $6.60 per person. Skate rental is $3.30.
Cabin John Ice Rink is located at 10610 West Lake Drive in Rockville. Phone number: 301/365-0585. Weekend public sessions are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 2 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 8 to 10 a.m., 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.50 for adults and children ages 11 and older, $4.50 for children ages 5 to 10, and free for children younger than 5.


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