Sunday, March 3, 2013
Sunday marks the last day of the first skating season at the Washington Harbour.
The Washington Harbour Ice Rink closes for the Season March 3. This was the inaugural season of the new ice rink on the Georgetown waterfront. The Georgetown rink is DC’s largest outdoor ice skating venue. It opened for the season in November. Once the rink is removed, the fountains will once again return as the weather turns warm. During the season, the rink played host to a fundraiser for the summer Concerts in the Park series, the Winter on the Water celebration and even the Washington Nationals' mascot Screech and Racing President Teddy. The rink is open for its final day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Skating is $9 for adults, $7 for children and skate rental is $5. Did you go skating in Georgetown this season? Tell us about your experience …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Disney on Ice crew made a pit stop at the Washington Harbour ice rink to promote their latest show: Treasure Trove.
Children crowded Georgetown's Washington Harbour ice rink Tuesday for the chance to take a picture with Mickey and Minnie Mouse. The Disney On Ice crew promoted their latest production, Treasure Trove, with picture opportunities alongside the famous Disney duo and ice skating insight from the show’s performers. “I really liked skating with Thomas,” Isabel Kreidler, 7, shyly giggled when recounting her time on the ice with the Disney instructor. “I held his hands and we spun!” The rink is not new to the Kreidlers since their father, Jim Kreidler, works in the offices looking down on the ice. Though this was their second time frequenting the rink, the children were nothing short of excited. “We like this rink,” Cynthia Laux-Kreidler, Isabel'…
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Washington Harbour condominium owners want to stop developer from building new residential project on K Street.
Condominium owners at the Washington Harbour have appealed to the Board of Zoning Adjustment to prevent a new six-story residential building under evaluation by property owner MRP Realty, according to the Washington Business Journal. The Washington Business Journal explains: The Jan. 4 appeal with the Board of Zoning Adjustments is over a project that an MRP representative told us in November was little more than an "internal evaluation." MRP, spokeswoman Julie Chase said at the time, 'has no intention right now of pursuing' the 88-unit multifamily building, or 120-room inn, on K Street NW at its intersection with 30th Street." MRP has recently undertaken the renovation and upgrades at the Washington Harbour Complex, which include a …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Patch captured the progression of the Washington Harbour ice-skating rink construction
The Georgetown waterfront ice rink will officially open for ice-skaters Nov. 19 and will ring in its first holiday season in Georgetown Dec. 1. Clark Construction workers began transforming the Washington Harbour fountain into a seasonal ice-skating rink the first week of October. The pictures show construction progression from the beginning of October to the beginning of November. The Dec. 1 fete, the "Winter on the Water" celebration, is a holiday celebration in conjunction with the Christmas Bazaar at the House of Sweden. Get daily and breaking news alerts by signing up for our newsletter.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Georgetown's Washington Harbour goes from "three seasons to four" as work on winter skating rink begins.
The Georgetown Washington Harbour fountain went dry on Oct. 1 to allow construction of the Washington Harbour outdoor ice rink on the Potomac River waterfront to commence. It should be ready just in time for the winter season. “It’s essentially going to be the Rockefeller of Washington,” said Dean Cibel, joint owner of Tony and Joe’s and Nick’s Riverside Grill, in regards to the rink’s size, which is larger than the rinks at Rockefeller Center in New York City and National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden in Washington. The newly renovated fountain at Washington Harbour was constructed to allow for conversion into an 11,800-square-foot ice rink from November to March, as a part of the Washington Harbour revitalization. The rink should be …