Most Read

Friends' activity

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 11/16/2011

National Gallery ice skating rink to open Saturday

As of Saturday, the National Gallery’s Sculpture Garden Ice Rink will be open for your frosty twirling pleasure. (Matt McClain - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

The upcoming weekend is shaping up to be a really nice one, with temperatures in the mid-50s on Saturday and the 60s on Sunday. Considering we’re midway through November, that’s pretty close to perfect. Unless, of course, you’re trying to freeze an outdoor ice rink.

But there’s good news: The mild temperatures shouldn’t interfere with the opening of the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden Ice Rink, which is set to open Saturday at 10 a.m. That’s still very much the plan, according to the rink staff, so you shouldn’t have any issues going for a frosty spin this weekend, even if you’ll hardly need a winter jacket.

The rink’s normal operating hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., except on Nov. 24 and Dec. 24, when it will close at 5 p.m. The rink, along with the gallery itself, will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s day.

You can always call the rink at 202-216-9397 for conditions.

You might also like:

Best ice skating rinks

Best events for the rest of the year.

Unique destinations for holiday shopping.

By  |  02:19 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Categories:  Events | Tags:  Holiday 2011

Read what others are saying

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company