This is an occasional series from Fun in Fairfax VA, a blog written by Reston resident Julie McCool that spotlights places to go and things to do in Fairfax and slightly beyond.
Chilly temps have returned at last, which puts us in the mood for a wintery outing. Happily, Northern Virginia has several ice skating rinks that offer healthy fun for every age.
A very popular Northern Virginia rink is right in town at the Reston Town Center Pavilion. The covered rink is open daily until mid-March, including Christmas and New Years, so it’s ideal if you have family visiting for the holidays. There are special kid-targeted events on the weekend, and the ice is open to the public every day.
If you haven’t visited the Plaza at Tysons Corner, ice skating in the sunshine is a great reason to go. The Tysons rink is open every day, with extended hours on holidays. Tysons offers skating until 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, making it a fun date night destination.
You’ll find a large, covered, outdoor rink in Old Town Manassas, with free Wednesday night skating from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Two local indoor rinks offer public skating hours ideal for when the polar vortex, or a summer heatwave, move in to the area.
Whether you prefer to skate indoors or out, local ice skating rinks offers smooth ice, happy music, and family fun. Read more about area ice skating rinks on Fun in Fairfax VA.