In a place of American power, a surefire sign of the dawning of a new era is here.
Yes, in the metaphorical shadow of the Pentagon, the Pentagon Row ice rink is now open, kicking off the 2020-2021 winter season.
The ice rink provides an opportunity for some seasonal outdoor recreation, a relatively safe activity despite the recent rise in coronavirus cases. This year, new safety protocols are in place, including a mask requirement and online-only reservations.
The rink — the largest in Northern Virginia — will be open seven day a week from now through mid-March.
More from a press release:
The 6,840-square-foot ice rink is the largest outdoor rink in Northern Virginia and the second largest in the state. It features an outdoor dual-sided stone fireplace for lounging during skating breaks.
“I am excited to bring an outdoor activity that promotes exercise, strength & balance training, and relaxation for all ages to the Arlington neighborhood,” said Lance Curran, rink operator.
The rink provides a safe outdoor environment and a plan is in place that surpasses what is required to bring a high level of cleanliness to the facility and equipment including: skates, skater aids, and other high touch surfaces. Tickets must be purchased in advance online to ensure contactless ticketing and to minimize overcrowding.
The following safety procedures and protocols will be followed:
- Skaters will enter the facility in a one-way direction and will interact with staff socially distanced.
- All skaters must have a pre-purchased ticket to enter the venue. (Skating guests under the age of 12 may have one parent or guardian accompany them. This person will be asked to stay in a public viewing area while the minor skates.)
- Staff and skaters will be required to wear a mask at all times within the venue. If a guest does not have a mask, one will be provided.
- Ice rink capacity is restricted to 50 percent to allow for social distancing.
- Expanded seating areas provide social distancing while changing shoes and skates.
- Hand sanitizer will be available for guests. Equipment and touchpoints in the facility will be thoroughly sanitized at regularly scheduled intervals.
- Ice rink staff procedures have been revised to allow for social distancing and monitoring.
The rink is open every day until mid-March during these hours:
- Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
- Monday Noon – 10:00 p.m.
- Tuesday Noon – 10:00 p.m.
- Wednesday Noon – 10:00 p.m.
- Thursday Noon – 10:00 p.m.
- Friday Noon – 11:00 p.m.
- Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Pentagon Row features numerous retail and dining destinations including pop ups and new concepts from popular D.C. area restaurateurs, including Napoli Salumeria opening soon to enjoy before or after a skate.
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Located in National Landing, these performance-based camps are designed for students of all ages – no theater or performance experience required.
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