When the plaza at Pentagon Row re-emerged from an overhaul in 2013 with extra space for skating, its renovators never could’ve known how critical the extra square footage would become in just a few years. The renovations added a whopping 50% of space to the skating rink, which now measures at 6,840 square feet—making Pentagon Row Outdoor Ice Skating’s rink the largest in Northern Virginia, and the second largest anywhere in the state.
The extra room makes it easy to remain socially distanced from other skaters and spectators when you stop by for a spin. And with the rink’s online reservation system in place, you can feel even more comfortable knowing the rink will never get too crowded. Reservations open up two weeks in advance. Simply book a date and time for a one-hour reservation at the rink, and show up within 10 minutes of your chosen time slot to avoid a wait or a cancellation. Then lace up your own skates (or $5 rentals) and enjoy some fresh air and exercise!