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Winter is here and of course everyone’s looking for fun family activities to do together this Christmas holiday. How about ice skating? Here is our list of the top 10 best places to ice skate this Christmas in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Reston Town Center Ice Skating

reston ice rink

(Reston: Open from November 3, 2023, through February 19)

This rink has undergone major renovations, adding new fire pits and seating areas. It offers a lively atmosphere and the ability to reserve spots online. Admission is $11 for adults, $9 for youth under 12, seniors, and military, with skate rentals at $7​​

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Harris Pavilion Ice Rink

Harris pavilion ice rink

(Manassas: This seasonal outdoor rink in Old Town Manassas is open daily with varying hours )

It features a covered rink and a sound system. Skate rentals are available for $6, and Penguin ice skate helpers can be rented for $10. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for children under 10​​.

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Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating

pentagon row ice skating

(Arlington: Open from late October through mid-March)

This is the largest outdoor rink in Northern Virginia, open from late October through mid-March. It offers 6,840 feet of space and a two-sided fireplace for relaxation. Prices are $10 for skaters 13 and up, $9 for those under 12 and seniors over 55, with $5 skate rentals​​.

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Ice & Lights Winter Village

Ice and lights winter village

 (Cameron Run, Nov 17 – Jan 1)

This venue includes a holiday lights show and a Winter Village with optional ice skating from December 1 to January 1. Admission is $8 online ($10 at the door) for the village, and combined village and skating tickets are $20​​.

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Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

stonebridge at potomac town center

(Woodbridge: Available daily from mid-November to the end of February)

This seasonal rink is located in front of Alamo Drafthouse. Prices are $10 for adults and $9 for child/senior/military, with a $6 skate rental fee​​.

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skatequest ice rink

(Reston: Hours vary)

Featuring two large rinks, SkateQuest offers public skating hours that vary. It’s known for good quality ice and a spacious area. Admission is $10 with $4 skate rentals​​.

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Ashburn Ice House

ashburn ice house

(Dec 2 – 4)

This facility has two large rinks with varying public skating hours. Admission is $12 on weekdays and $15 on weekends, with $5 skate rentals​​.

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Fairfax Ice Arena

fairfax ice arena

(Fairfax, November 1 – March 31)

The first year-round ice rink in the DC area, this indoor rink offers classes, camps, competitions, and public skating. Weekday admission is $9, $10 on weekends and holidays, with $4 skate rentals​​.

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MedStar Capitals Iceplex

medstar capitals iceplex

(Arlington, Daily)

This is where the Washington Capitals practice, and it offers varying public skating hours. Admission is $15 with $5 skate rentals​​.

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Mount Vernon Ice Arena

mount vernon ice arena

(Temporary closed in 2023 for renovations. Sorry)

Fairfax County’s only publicly-owned indoor ice arena offers daily public skating sessions with a range of prices: $5.50 for youth/students, $7.00 for adults, and $22.00 for a family pass. Skate rentals are $3.50 per person​​​​​​.

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