National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

Title

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink

Description

The ice skating rink at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden is one of the Mall’s most popular winter activity spots. Open from November through March, the ice skating rink in its current form first opened in 1999. The rink was included in the plans for the Sculpture Garden when it was conceived in 1996 because an ice rink had been operating at that site since 1974. Even before the 1970s, ice skating was a popular activity on the Mall, with unofficial skating sites at the Tidal Basin and the Reflecting Pool in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Source

National Archives at College Park. View original.

Coverage

Physical Description

Circular reflecting pool at the center of the Sculpture Garden

Location

700 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC

Description

The ice skating rink at the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden is one of the Mall’s most popular winter activity spots. Open from November through March, the ice skating rink in its current form first opened in 1999. The rink was included in the plans for the Sculpture Garden when it was conceived in 1996 because an ice rink had been operating at that site since 1974. Even before the 1970s, ice skating was a popular activity on the Mall, with unofficial skating sites at the Tidal Basin and the Reflecting Pool in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Coverage

1980-1999

Source

National Archives at College Park. View original.