When the weather starts to cool, nothing quite puts you in the mood of the season better than lacing up a pair of skates and hitting the ice! Whether you’ve been skating since you were five years-old or you’re just finding your footing for the first time, there’s an excellent rink in Virginia to accommodate. Here are the 10 best in the state!
The Main Street Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia, is part of a 40,000-square-foot facility that houses mixed martial arts and the Virginia film festival. During the winter, the ice takes over for public skating, skating schools, figure skating, and hockey.
The ice skating rink in Reston Town Center is an open-air pavilion with seasonal ice skating. From early November to March, ice skaters take over, with Friday Rock ‘n’ Skate events and Cartoon Skate Saturdays. They’re also available for fundraising and birthday parties.
The Richmond Ice Zone provides Richmond, Virginia, with a fantastic place to practice or learn ice skating. Take a look at their website for a full schedule of events, including a Holiday Ice Show. The rink even has a live IceCam to show you what’s going on right up to the minute!
The Hampton Roads Iceplex in Yorktown, Virginia, is open for daily public skating. Visitors can also sign up for parties, group lessons, figure skating, and hockey. Host your next fundraiser at the Iceplex.
The Parks and Recreation Department of the little Shenandoah Valley town of Bridgewater opens their ice skating rink at Generations Park in November. The rink is the perfect spot for a fun evening with friends and is quite affordable. Make sure to bring your own skates, as rentals are limited.
The Fairfax Ice Arena has public skating, skating lessons, hockey, camps, competitions, and parties. They’re known for frequent specials, including holiday specials that include lessons and skates. Reach out to learn more about fundraisers and renting the rink.
Skate in the largest outdoor ice rink in Northern Virginia at Pentagon Row. With a newly expanded rink, ice skate on almost 7,000 square-feet of ice near the capitol. They also provide skating schools, birthday parties, and fundraisers.
The Ashburn Ice House is the go-to ice rink in Loudoun County, Virginia. They offer learn to skate lessons, parties, events, and camps. Check out their pro-shop for new equipment before working on your skating and hockey skills on the ice.
The Prince William Ice Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, offers holiday camps, leagues for adults and kids, ice rental opportunities, clinics, advanced training, strength training, and more. Make sure to check out their online calendar for a full schedule of events.
Chilled Ponds offers Learn-To-Slate, learn-to-play, figure skating, adult hockey, and hockey leagues to the Chesapeake, Virginia area. General admission rates are only $12. Enjoy glow-n-skate nights every Friday and Saturday.
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