Forming a train at the Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion are McKean McConnell, 15, of Great Falls; Marc James-Finel, 15, of McLean; Thomas Ryan, 15, of Great Falls; and Aidan Kenny, 15, of Great Falls.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
Cooler winter weather is coming. So that means the Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion has officially opened for the season on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, with a Rock 'N' Skate Party. The event on Fridays from 8-10 p.m. is for mostly teens but allows all age groups; and included a deejay who played family-friendly music. Admission is $10, plus $6 for skate rentals. In future events, they will be offering games such as the Hula Hoop Challenge and the Mannequin Challenge as well as prizes, $5-off coupons, and gift certificates from local merchants, according to Dayna Doukara, a spokesman for Rink Management Services Corporation, which manages the rink.
In addition, they hold Cartoon Skates on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during which performers dressed as Scooby Doo, Tweety Bird, Teddy Bear, Snowman, and Dalmatian Dog entertain youngsters ages 4-8 on the ice. Admission is $9; plus $6 skate rental.
College Skate Night is Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. If college students show their IDs, they get $2 off the admission, so the cost is $8; plus $6 skate rental.
The rink has a Learn-to-Skate Program on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11 a.m.; cost is $125 for four lessons. They host private and corporate parties as well; cost is $1,250 for two hours for 100 people on Sundays through Tuesdays from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
For birthday parties, the cost is $175 for 10 people plus skate rentals. They get a table set up for use for two hours, plus the birthday person receives two free admissions for another day.
For $10, you can rent skate aids, which are statue-like penguins and snowmen for the little ones to help them balance on the ice. The rink, which employs a staff of 18 high school and college students, offers ice skates in sizes 7 Juniors to 15 Adults.
The public skating hours are: Sundays to Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The pricing is as follows: adult admission $10; youth (under 12)/senior (55+)/military $9; skate rentals $6; and 10 admission pass $85.
The Reston Town Center Ice Skating Pavilion is located at 1818 Discovery Street, Reston. Call 703-709-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.