The Washington Harbour Presents Winter on the Water

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Washington Harbour Ice Skating Rink
Washington Harbour Ice Skating Rink

The Washington Harbour presents Winter on the Water, a celebration of Washington, D.C.’s newest and largest outdoor ice skating rink, on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The Washington Harbour Ice Rink will be inaugurated with a fete of continuous strolling entertainers, ice skating performances, choral singers, a St. Lucia procession, and creative lighting effects, along with food and beverages at Washington Harbour restaurants, including the new Farmers Fishers Bakers. Winter on the Water at the Washington Harbour is located on the Potomac River waterfront in Georgetown. 

Winter on the Water complements the Swedish Christmas Bazaar being held at the neighboring House of Sweden from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Swedish choir will present a St. Lucia procession from the bazaar into the Washington Harbour plaza at 5:15 p.m., then perform carols at Winter on the Water.

At 11,800 square feet, the new Washington Harbour Ice Rink is DC’s largest outdoor ice skating venue, and is also larger than New York City’s Rockefeller Center rink.

Ice rink at dusk (Photo by: Washington Harbour) Ice rink at dusk

The Washington Harbour Ice Rink will be open annually from November until March for recreational skating every day, including all holidays. Special programs scheduled for this year include Cartoon Skate from 12:00 until 2:00 pm and Rock-N-Skate from 8:00 until 10:00 pm every Saturday; College Night every Thursday; Skate with Santa from 12:00 – 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 22; plus skating lessons, birthday parties; family gatherings, fundraisers, charity events, and private corporate events, all through the ice skating season. 

Winter on the Water – Special Performance Schedule (skating performer details follow below):

4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.: Continuous entertainers and creative lighting effects; special food and beverages served outdoors

4:00 p.m.:            Montana Ignacio – Ice skating performance

4:30 p.m.:            Georgetown Phantoms – 30 minute a cappella performance

5:00 – 7:00 pm:  Tommy McFly of Fresh 94.7 FM – guest MC

5:00 p.m.             The Gardens Figure Skating Club – Ice skating performance

5:30 p.m.:            St. Lucia Procession from the House of Sweden

5:45 p.m.:            Swedish Choir Performance

6:00 p.m.:            Mini-Supremes Bowie ISI Synchronized Skating Team – Ice skating performance

Washington Harbour Ice Rink is located at 3000 K Street, lower level. For more information, call 202.295.5007 or email  info@thewashingtonharbour.com.