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New Ice Rink Proposed In Major Renovation To Washington Harbour

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has suffered through an earthquake and hurricane within the last week and an extremely hot summer, but that does not mean that we can't look ahead to winter. With cold weather comes ice skating, something that could very well be coming to Georgetown's Washington Harbour if a new renovation proposal passes.

Via The Georgetown Dish, MRP Realty's Charles McGrath presented the renovation idea to ANC 2E Monday, which includes the ice rink as the focal point:

According to McGrath, it would modeled on the rink at Rockefeller Center and Reston Town Center and be the largest sheet of ice in the District. It would be open from November to March, 9 am to 10 pm, with strict controls on patronage from bar clientele to keep it family-friendly and safe for children.

Overall reaction was generally positive, with one resident calling the ice rink "a genius idea," although he and others had misgivings about the proximity of the outdoor bars to the ice-skaters. Others said that the ice-rink would be out-of-scale and out-of-character with what's there now.

It seems that public response to the rink is mostly positive and skating on the Potomac River could provide some beautiful scenery. It might also become a new place to stalk run into members of the Washington Capitals.