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Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

Skate among the National Art Gallery's whimsical sculptures.
Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Why you might roll your eyes:

Why deal with traffic and parking to get to the Mall when there are other places to skate?

Why you’ll love it:

Few spots compare to the National Gallery of Art’s open-air rink, surrounded by whimsical sculptures. We like it best at night, when it exudes romance. (We once witnessed a New Year’s Eve marriage proposal on the ice.)

Between Madison Dr., Constitution Ave., and Seventh and Ninth sts., NW; 202-216-9397. The rink typically closes for the season in mid-March.

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