National Gallery of Art Ice Rink

At the National Gallery of Art Ice Rink, students can skate while surrounded by the large-scale sculptural works of contemporary artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Tony Smith, Roy Lichtenstein, Roxy Paine, and others. Skating classes are taught by a team of instructors whose directors have more than 25 years of teaching experience. Students may be able to master fundamental moves, such as skating forward and backward, as well more complicated maneuvers including crossovers, turns, beginning spins, and hops. Classes consist of a comprehensive lesson and evaluation structure that is exciting, rewarding, safe, and fun.

Contact Info
Address: Constitution Ave. NW & 7th Street, Washington, DC 20408. District of Columbia. Tel: 202-216-9397. Website: www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/visit/ice-rink.html. Hrs: Vary by season.

Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hrs. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Physical Education.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Physical Education.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Ice and Roller Skating Lesson Plan

How are skaters able to jump from one skate, rotate their bodies three times, and land on their other skate, all while gliding on ice? How do skaters balance themselves on four-wheeled skates as they slide on oiled wood floors? The laws of physics rule the world of skating. Physics determines how a skater moves, how and when they stop, and even if they collide. ... Continue