. . . seen the coolest view in town. There are several places to go skating here, but the Fort Dupont Ice Arena isn't just another big, suburban barn with a frozen floor. The rink, which sits on a leafy hill in Southeast Washington, has windows that run the length of the ice. As you slide by, gaze out at the Capitol dome and the Washington Monument rising above the skyline. It's a sight that might just knock you off your feet.
Skaters Robert St. John, left, and Henry Richardson practice at Fort Dupont.
(Michael Temchine For The Washington Post)
Fort Dupont Ice Arena
3779 Ely Pl. SE
Public skating sessions are offered Fridays from noon to 1:50 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30 to 4:20 p.m. For details and directions, call 202-584-5007 or go to www.fdia.org.
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