Hockey in Washington, D.C.
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National Gallery of Art Ice Rink. One of the most popular outdoor winter venues in Washington is surrounded by the museum's Sculpture Garden. The art-deco rink is perfect for a romantic date night, a fun daytime kid activity (when it's less crowded), or for just enjoying the wintry views of the National Archives and the sculptures as the sun sets. In spring the rink becomes a fountain. Admission is $8 for adults, skate rental is $3. Constitution Ave. NW, between 7th and 9th Sts., Downtown, Washington, DC, 20565. 202/216–9397. www.nga.gov/ginfo/skating.htm. Archives/Navy Memorial.
Washington Capitals. One of pro hockey's top teams, the Washington Capitals play loud and exciting home games in October through April at the Verizon Center. The team is led by one of hockey's superstars, Alex Ovechkin, and enjoys a huge, devoted following among Washingtonians. Tickets are difficult to find but can be purchased at the Verizon Center box office, StubHub, or Ticketmaster. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW, Downtown, Washington, DC, 20004. 202/266–2222. www.capitals.nhl.com. $35–$310. Gallery Pl./Chinatown.
Cabin John Regional Park. The indoor rink at Cabin John Regional Park is open year-round. Prices range between $6.50 and $3.50 for 2 hours of public skating, and skate rentals are $3.25 per session. 10610 Westlake Dr., Rockville, MD, 20852. 301/365–0585.
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