The Wharf Ice Rink located on Transit Pier is getting another Capitals-themed makeover this winter. Located on the Potomac, DC’s only over-water rink is ready to rock some more red with two and a half months of Capitals Winter at the Wharf.
On Wednesday, the two parties announced the goings on that will last from December 8 through February 25.
According to the team, The Wharf Ice Rink will feature Capitals rink panels, a Capitals-themed ice resurfacer, and Capitals and Rock the Rink branding throughout the surrounding area.
There are plans to hold two Rock the Rink Skates and away-game viewing parties, featuring giveaways, Capitals-themed beverages, and a DJ that will take place on January 11 and February 11. During the viewing parties, Capitals games will be shown on a jumbotron at The Wharf and fans who attend either skate in Capitals jerseys or gear will receive $5 off rink admission.
Outside of Cantina Bambina, there will also be three 12-foot-wide Capitals igloos open to the public and featuring a unique hockey-themed experience and drink specials.
The igloos each fit up to four guests. Those guests can check out fun games at the Wharf Ice Rink Skate shop and drinks and snacks can be purchased at the Cantina Bambina concession window.
The Wharf Ice Rink is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday and the hours are below.
The Wharf Ice Rink webpage also lists special holiday hours and the price of admission.
Hours of Operation
Special Holiday Hours
December 7: Closed for a private event
December 23: 12pm-10pm
December 24: 12pm-6pm
December 25: 12pm-8pm
December 26-30: 12pm-10pm
December 31: 12pm-8pm
January 16: 12pm-5pm
February 20: 12pm-5pm
Youth (12 & Under): $10
Senior (65+)/Military (Valid ID Required) – $11
Skate Rental: $7
Group Rate (10 or more) includes skate rental: $15
Here’s the full press release from the Capitals:
Capitals and The Wharf Announce Capitals Winter at The Wharf
Arlington, Va. – The Washington Capitals and The Wharf announced today the Capitals Winter at the Wharf, taking place Dec. 8 through Feb. 25.
Throughout the duration of Capitals Winter at The Wharf, there will be three Capitals Igloos located outside of Cantina Bambina. The 12-foot-wide igloos featuring hockey net entrances are open to the public for a unique hockey-themed experience and drink specials. The individual igloos are Capitals-themed with the team’s core logo, Blue W and screaming eagle. The igloos each fit up to four guests and will be open for the public to enjoy when the Wharf Ice Rink is open. Guests can check out fun games at the Wharf Ice Rink Skate shop and drinks and snacks can be purchased at the Cantina Bambina concession window.
In addition, The Wharf Ice Rink on Transit Pier will feature the Capitals, with Capitals rink panels and a Capitals-themed ice resurfacer. There also will be Capitals and Rock the Rink branding throughout the surrounding area.
At The Wharf Ice Rink, the Capitals will host two Rock the Rink Skates and away-game viewing parties, featuring giveaways, Capitals-themed beverages, and a DJ. Rock the Rink and Viewing Party dates include Jan. 11 and Feb. 11. The Capitals visit the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 11 and visit the Boston Bruins on Feb. 11. On Jan. 11, the skate will take place 6-10 p.m., with the game at 7 p.m. On Feb. 11, the skate will take place from 2-6 p.m., with the game at 3:30 p.m. During the viewing parties, fans will be able to watch the Capitals games on a jumbotron at The Wharf.
Fans who attend a Rock the Rink Skate in Capitals jerseys or gear will receive $5 off rink admission. Click here for The Wharf Ice Rink hours of operation.
In addition, the Capitals and Jack Daniel’s also recently announced holiday programming at The Wharf featuring a Jack Daniel’s Barrel Tree.
Through Dec. 31, a 35-foot-high Jack Daniel’s Barrel Tree will be on display at The Wharf on Market Pier.
Throughout the holiday programming, Jack Daniel’s will be fundraising for Operation Ride Home, a program that brings junior military members home for the holidays. This year, barrels from the Jack Daniel’s Barrel Trees will be sold for purchase, with all proceeds going to Operation Ride Home. Additional details on the program and how to purchase a barrel can be found at OperationRideHome.com.
Jack Daniel’s will also donate $1, up to $5,000, to Operation Ride Home for every Jack Daniel’s drink sold as part of the Jack Daniel’s Holiday Special, offered at the following locations: Boardwalk Bar & Arcade, Brighton SW1, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Kirwan’s Irish Pub, Lupo Marino, Moon Rabbit, Pearl Street Warehouse, Whiskey Charlie, H Bar, Canopy Central Cafe & Bar, The Anthem, Officina, The Grill, Cantina Bambina, Kaliwa, Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Union Stage, and 12 Stories.
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