Holidays in Washington: Ice skating rink coming to Fairmont Hotel

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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.