Two more outdoor skating rinks are making the Washington area a winter wonderland.
The new Canal Park rink is just a block from the Navy Yard metro station at 2nd & M Streets in SE - with a Circulator bus stop and Capital Bikeshare Station nearby on M. There are two islands in the ice - so you don't have to keep going around the same circle. And the rink is surrounded by trees, giving it the feel of skating on a European canal. For a good workout, sign up for Icersize classes.
Also brand new is the ice garden at Washington Harbour in Georgetown. It's the largest rink in the area and offers views down the Potomac to the Kennedy Center.
Or pack a thermos of hot chocolate and try some of the other outdoor ice skating rinks in the area: on the Mall in the Sculpture Garden of the National Gallery of Art, at the Silver Spring Ice Rink at Veterans Plaza, at Rockville Town Square, at Reston Town Center and at Pentagon Row in Arlington.