Washington Harbour Ice Rink to Open Before Thanksgiving; Rink Inauguration on Dec. 1

Brooke Conley

Construction is finishing up at the new ice skating rink at Washington Harbour. Once the ice is made and smoothed — expected to be just days before Thanksgiving next week, according to an ice rink spokesperson — skaters can begin to check out D.C.’s largest ice rink.

Here’s more from news releases from the ice rink group: The Washington Harbour will present “Winter on the Water,” a celebration of Washington, D.C.’s newest and largest outdoor ice skating rink, on Dec. 1, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Washington Harbour Ice Rink will be inaugurated with a fete of continuous strolling entertainers, ice skating performances, choral singers, a St. Lucia procession, and creative lighting effects, along with special food and beverages served outdoors by Washington Harbour restaurants, including the new Farmers Fishers Bakers. Special guests include radio personality Tommy McFly who will emcee the event from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., and will take the coveted opportunity to drive the ice resurfacing machine on the rink.

Winter on the Water complements the Swedish Christmas Bazaar being held at the neighboring House of Sweden from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 2900 K Street, NW, on Dec. 1. The Swedish choir will present a St. Lucia procession from the bazaar into the Washington Harbour plaza at 5:15 p.m. then perform carols at Winter on the Water.

At 11,800 square feet, the new Washington Harbour Ice Rink is D.C.’s largest outdoor ice skating venue and is also larger than New York City’s Rockefeller Center rink. The Washington Harbour Ice Rink will be open annually from November until March for recreational skating every day, including all holidays. Special programs scheduled for this year include Cartoon Skate from noon until 2 p.m. and Rock-N-Skate from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m., every Saturday; College Night every Thursday; Skate with Santa from noon to 2 pm on Saturday, December 22; plus skating lessons, birthday parties; family gatherings, fundraisers, charity events and private corporate events, all through the ice skating season. For hours, rates, and all other ice skating information, email skatewashingtonharbour@ gmail.com and visit www.thewashingtonharbour.com/skating.

Winter on the Water at the Washington Harbour is located on the Potomac River water- front in Georgetown at 3000 K Street NW, Washington, DC, on the lower plaza level. For more details, call (202) 295-5007, and visit www. thewashingtonharbour.com.

For more information about the Swedish Christmas Bazaar, call (703) 628-6517 and visit www.swea.org/washingtondc.

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