Holidays in Washington: Ice skating rink coming to Fairmont Hotel


The Fairmont Washington, D.C. hotel in the West End will open its outdoor ice skating rink for the season on Nov. 25, offering skating on a “winter wonderland” that will include appearances from Santa Claus.

Members of the public will be able to rent or bring their own ice skates to the 900-square-foot rink in the hotel’s interior courtyard, according to a news release.

Skaters will occasionally hear warm holiday wishes from Santa, who will appear on a balcony of a special holiday suite overlooking the rink.

The rink will be open at 2401 M St. NW from 2 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and will cost $5 an hour to skate. A limited number of ice skates will be available to borrow at no additional cost.