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Cabin John Ice Rink

Cabin John Ice Rink logoCabin John Ice Rink is an indoor facility, so it's open year-round!


camper 10610 Westlake Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
301-469-6196 fax
Map and directions

Management Staff
Brian Borge Facility Manager
Wes Vincil Assistant Facility Manager
Kevin Sidwell Skating Director
Mary Kilby Office Supervisor
Iggy Tarajos Building Superintendent & Ice Technician

Cabin John Ice Rink Spring 2014 Brochure

Special Events & Announcements
Skating Schedules
Skating Tips and Fees
Gift Cards and Other Discounts
Party Rooms and Studio Rink
NHL Rink Availability
Group Lessons
Registration Procedures
Private Lessons
General Information
Dance Studio
Club Information
Local Area Accommodations
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summer registration link.

Summer Registration Is Underway at Montgomery Parks!

From ice skating and tennis to nature programs and summer camps, you’ll find fun, convenient and affordable ways to entertain your entire family in Montgomery Parks! Check out information on sports and athletic classes, nature and outdoors programs, ways to explore History in the Parks, Summer Camps, and more things to do! Start planning summer fun for the entire family today.

Special Events & Announcements


Skating Show FREE To the Public

Theatre On Ice



Summer Ice Skating Camps

Winter_2013_2014 Guide

Registration for Montgomery Parks Summer Camps is now open!

Check out the Summer Camps webpage and use the convenient Camp Finder to search for activities by date, age, location and activity.

You can also browse our athletic, nature and adventure camps in the 2014 Summer Camps GUIDE.




2014 Amusement Park Tickets

2014 ticket flyer

On Sale Now at Cabin John Ice!

Busch Gardens $54
Water Country $38
Kings Dominion $43 any day
Kings Dominion $36 Spring, Summer & Fall Special Rates/Days
Six Flags $38 good any day
Six Flags $31 (6/16-8/24)
Six Flags $67 Season Pass
Six Flags New Jersey $37 (Theme Park/Safari)
Six Flags New Jersey $28 (Hurricane Harbor)
Hershey Park $49 Adults, $37 (ages 3-8 & 55 and up)any day
Hershey Park $38 (5/9-6/29 only)
Hershey Park $36 (6/30-8/15 only)
Dutch Wonderland $34 all ages
Dorney Park $40 Adults, $31 (ages 3 & under and 62+)




Summer Skating Specials

Summer Skating Specials


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Skating Schedules

Cabin John Ice Rink offers a variety of daily public skating sessions. Please review our Public, Stick-'n'-Puck and Freestyle sessions schedules below:


The rink will be closed Friday July 4



Summer Public Sessions
(June 15 - Aug 24)

Cancelled Sessions: Dance sessions for Wed, 7/23 & Fri, 7/25

Special $5 Skates!

Skate for just $5.00 (includes admission and skate rental)
Monday - Friday
4:30 - 6:30pm & Friday Night Teen Skates 8-10pm

Special rates do not apply on national or Montgomery County Public School holidays.

July 2014 rev7.2

Beginning June 1
All Stick n Puck and Pick Up Hockey participants
will be required to provide their own puck.
Pucks may be purchased in the Pro Shop,
or at the Front Desk.

Freestyle Schedule for Summer 6/15-8/24/14

These sessions are designed specifically for higher level
figure skaters. Sessions are limited to 30 skaters.
Please see "Public Sessions" at left for skating sessions designed
for the general public.

Optional Freestyle Sign-Up Procedure
(effective January 1, 2012)
Walk- ins the day of a session will continue to be accepted.

Freestyle Etiquette & Rules

Cartoon image of a Zamboni ice machine
Please note: In order to provide the best ice possible, Zamboni breaks are taken at the mid-point of some public skating sessions in order to resurface the ice. The scheduling of breaks is determined by rink management and crowd size.
* Please review for updates

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Skating Tips & Fees

  • To protect skaters from cold temperatures and injury from skate blades and rough ice in the event of falling, we recommend wearing hats and gloves or mittens.
  • Choose skates that are one-half to one size smaller than the your street-shoe size, and wear one pair of thin socks or tights for maximum support. Unlace your skates before putting them on, then lace them tightly. If you can move your heel up and down in the skate once it's laced, there's not enough ankle support, so try a smaller size. If your toes feel cramped, try a larger size!
GENERAL ADMISSION FEES (per public session)
Tot (3-4) any day
Child (5-10) Weekdays
Regular (11+) Every day
Seniors (60+) Weekdays
Holidays/Weekends (ages 5 & older)
Parent & Tot Skate *
Skate Rentals
$3.25 includes tax (per session)
(Goalies FREE; limit of two)
$8.00 (1-hour session)
$12.00 (1.5-hour session)
$16.00 (2-hour session)
Pick-Up Hockey
1 Fee includes admission and rental skates. Please check public session schedule for exact
times. These rates are not in effect on national or Montgomery County Public School holidays.
* Fee includes admission and rental skates for one parent and one tot (4yrs or younger). Fee for each additional tot is $3.50. Grade school age siblings or additional adults pay regular admission and skate rental prices.

Family Sessions

Sunday Family Sessions are open to children ages 12 and under, accompanied by their parents or guardians. Please see the skating schedule above for exact times.

Discounts & Gift Cards

Group Rates

Group rates are available Monday-Friday for organized groups of ten or more people attending Public Skates between 9am and 6pm. Arrangements must be made at least 48 hours in advance to obtain the reduced rate of $6.50 per person (includes skate rental). Call us for details. Group discount rates do not apply on national or Montgomery County Public School holidays, and may not be available during all sessions.

Discount Ticket Books

Discount ticket books (10 tickets per book) are available for $55.00. Tickets are good for admission for all ages. Discount tickets do not guarantee admission if rink is filled to capacity, not refundable if lost, and does not include skate rentals.

Frequent Skater Punch Passes

Register at the rink for a frequent skater Punch Pass and save!

Public Session Pass - $70 for Ten Sessions
Includes admission and skate rental. Save up to $2.75 per session.

Stick n Puck Pass - $108 for Ten 90min Sessions.
Regularly $120 - Save $12, it's like getting one FREE session

Figure Skating Pass
Ten, Twenty and Forty Punch Pass for Freestyle level figure skaters only
Save from $0.50 - $1.75 per session

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Montgomery Parks ParkPASS Gift CardGive the Gift of Fun with a Montgomery Parks Gift Card

These great new Montgomery Parks gift cards are good at almost all Montgomery Parks facilities, and can be used to pay for...
* Classes and programs, public skating sessions, skate rentals, Pro Shop and snack bar purchases at both ice rinks
* Classes, spot time or Pro Shop purchases at the tennis centers
* Classes at the four Parks Nature Centers
* Boat rentals at Lake Needwood and Black Hill Boats
* Classes at South Germantown Driving Range...and much more!
Load any dollar amount you like onto your card--the cards never expire and can be reloaded at any time. They're currently available for purchase at Wheaton Indoor Tennis, Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center, Wheaton Ice Arena and Cabin John Ice Rink, Brookiside Gardens Gift Shops and other Montgomery Parks facilities. Get one today for yourself or a fun-loving friend!

* Cards cannot be purchased or used online. However, you may use your Gift Card to register and pay for classes by visiting the hosting facility in person, or calling them to register over the phone.

Party Rooms and Studio Rink

Rent the Party Rooms at Cabin John for your next Party!Rent a Party Room at Cabin John Ice for your next birthday, office, or holiday party at just $50 per hour. Or rent the entire Studio Rink for $185 per hour! Please read our brochure here for more information: Party Room Brochure & Application

General Facility Use Rules & Regulations
(please submit a signed copy along with your application)

Don't Forget! If you rent a party room but not the studio rink, and want to skate during your party, please be sure to check the current Public Skating Sessions Schedule, and schedule your party at a time when a public session is available. Outside food is permitted in the facility if a Party Room is rented, and the food is served and eaten in the Party Room. There are outside tables that also may be used when the weather is nice.
Party Room Contact Information: If you have a question about party procedures or an exhisting reservation, you may leave a message on our reservation line at (301) 765-8638 or email us at

Birthday Party Special!

When you rent one of our Party Rooms and arrange for your party to skate at a Public Session as part of your celebration , the birthday child skates FREE, and party guests skate for just $6.50 (includes admission and skate rental). Call the rink to check available dates.

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Rent a Large Rink

Rent the one of our large Rinks for your next private party or school group! Click on the link below for all the details.
Rink Rental Procedures and Application

School Skate Nights for 2014-15

school skate nights Applications are still being accepted for the 2014-15 school year. Plan your school's skate night now. Return your completed application with a requested date or call to speak with the Office Supervisor about available dates. Click here for complete details and application.

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Leased Ice

NHL and Olympic rinks. Prices begin at $325 per hour. (effective 9/1/14 $340/hr) Please call the Facility Manager for details.

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Group Lessons


Summer Group Lesson Registration

summer Summer Group Lesson Registration opens on Tuesday, June 10 for Montgomery County residents and Wednesday, June 11 for all. Summer classes begin June 20. Group Lesson schedules for the upcoming session can be viewed online at You can also pick up one of our FREE Program Guides at the rink, which lists all classes and activities offered throughout Montgomery Parks. You may also browse the Montgomery Parks eGuide any time at

NEW for the 2013-2014 skating season! We've adopted the US Figure Skating Association's Basic Skills Curriculum, which is used in rinks across the country. This conversion chart will show you which class is best for you based on our previous curriculum. Group Lessons for all ages and abilities are offered all year long. From hockey to basic skating to jumps and spins - we have a lesson program to fit your needs! Click here for Group Lesson Information.

For an immediate response to a basic Group Lesson question, please call the facility at 301-765-8620 to speak to the front desk. For additional information or to speak with the Skating Director, please call 301-765-8620.

Group Lesson Registration Form

Class Descriptions

Check out our new Group Lesson Curriculum and our advanced specialty classes, including:

Power Skating for Hockey
Scrimmage for Hockey
Moves & Edges
Just Axels
Ice Dance Fundamentals

Please visit for more information.

Group Lesson Fees and Policies

  • 30-minute group lessons
    $96-$102 per series (six 30-minute lessons)
  • 45-minute group lessons
    $144-$150 (six 45-minute lessons)
  • Fee includes skate rental for the lesson, and a practice card good for 6 or 9 free admissions and skate rentals for practice time on our public sessions. Practice cards are valid throughout the Session of your group lesson (i.e. Fall 1, Fall 2, Winter 1, Winter 2, etc.), but do not carry over into a new Session.
  • $5 fee to switch classes
  • $10 service fee for in-person registration once online registration is closed
  • $35 fee for all returned checks
  • Class fees are not prorated
  • No makeup classes are offered
  • Refund Policy & Request Form

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Registration Procedures

Students may register for classes by mail, in person or online at Fees must be paid at time of registration. Make checks payable to M-NCPPC. Master Card and Visa welcome.

The easiest way to register? ParkPASS, of course! Visit to sign up for classes any time (day or night!). Please create your free ParkPASS account a couple of days before registrations begin, as it can take up to 48 hours to receive your ParkPASS confirmation, customer number and PIN number. If you already have a ParkPASS account but can't remember your account number and/or PIN number, please call the ParkPASS Help Desk at 301-495-2580 (M - F, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) or email and they'll help you out.

Onsite registration hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm daily
Group Lesson Registration Form (this form is required for in person registrations)

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Private Lessons

Private lessons and semi-private lessons (up to 2 people) are available and are dependent on instructor and ice time availability. Lesson prices range from $34 and up, per half hour, plus applicable admission fee and if needed, $3.25 skate rental. For information on setting up private lessons and instructor rates and bios, please review our private lesson brochure. If you're interested in private lessons, please complete our private lesson request form and submit it to the facility in person, by fax, or by mail. If an instructor is available and wishes to schedule a lesson, they will contact you directly. Arrangements for private lessons must be made with the individual instructor and are subject to ice time and instructor availability. Lessons are generally scheduled during the public sessions, with some exceptions during the week days. You should expect to hear from an instructor within a week. If you do not hear from someone, it usually means that none of the instructors are available at your requested time and you may want to submit a new form with a broader availability.

Guest Coaches

Guest Coaches - We welcome visiting coaches on a case-by-case basis. Please download and return the Visiting Coach Agreement and Code of Conduct forms and return both to the Skating Director at least 24 hours in advance of your request for approval. You will be notified if/when you are approved. You will be required to display a visiting coach badge, which we will provide, while on the ice.

Please note: Only contracted Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) instructors may teach private and/or group lessons and charge a fee at Cabin John Ice Rink.

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General Information

Cabin John Ice Rink is one of the two ice rinks owned and managed by Montgomery Parks and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). We offer a diverse selection of programs for all ages, with Indoor NHL, Olympic and Studio size rinks open year-round.

  • Admission and skate rental tickets for public sessions may be purchased 30 minutes before a session begins
  • Schedules subject to change without notice
  • Rink reaches capacity on weekends and holidays, please plan to arrive early to avoid disappointment
  • Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older
  • Outside food is only permitted in the facility if a Party Room is rented, and the food is served & eaten in the room. (During nice weather, there are outside tables that may be used.)

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Cabin John Ice Rink has a warming room, cafe, pro shop, dance studio, internet cafe, three party rooms and coin-operated lockers, along with skate rentals and skate sharpening service.

Cabin John Pro Shop

Figure SkatesThe Cabin John Pro Shop offers an extensive line of skating equipment and accessories for the hockey player, figure skater and recreational skater (skating boots, blades, figure sets and apparel, complete hockey gear). For more information, please call 301-765-8628. Skates can also be dropped off at the front desk for sharpening.

    Blade Mounting (2-3 days)
    $20.00 (includes waterproofing)
    Heat Molding 
    On-the-Spot Skate Sharpening*
    Skate Sharpening: Figure Skates (2 days)**
    Skate Sharpening: Hockey Skates (2 days)**
    Skate Punch 
    Skate Stretching (2-3 days)***
    Waterproofing (2-3 days)
    Final Mount/Screw Replacement
    Screw Replacement $1.00/screw
    All other Repairs $5.00

    * Please check with customer service representative to see if a skate sharpener is available.
    ** Skates will be sharpened with a standard half-inch hollow. 
    All other radius depths will be charged the $12.00 fee.
    *** Skates are stretched for 24 hours. 
    Turn-around time for skates is based on availability of stretching machine
    Skates that are not picked up after 30 days from date of service will be discarded. 
    Please do not leave guards or soakers with your skates.
    Payment is due at the time that the skates are dropped off for service.

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    Superior endurance. Better control. Greater power. Enhanced agility. Now also offering sharpenings for Paramount figure skating blades.


Dance Studio

dance studio The Dance Studio is available to rent for off-ice training such as: dance routines, strength training or general fitness classes and activities. The Studio is a 32ft x 16ft room with hardwood floors, mirrors, ballet bars, dip bar, a variety of hand and bar weights up to 15lbs, floor mats, steppers, medicine and core/balance balls and stretch bands. The room may be rented during any of our regular operating hours. For a rental application and more information, please download the Dance Studio Rental Form.

Cabin John Café

Cabin John Cafe' The Cabin John Café is open year-round during most public sessions. Our menu features pizza, pretzels, hot dogs, chicken nuggets and fries, healthy snacks, sodas, real fruit smoothies, fruit, cereal & milk, desserts and much more for your dining pleasure.

*Outside food is not permitted inside the faciilty, unless a party room is rented. During nice weather, there are outside tables that may be used.

Internet Café

Cabin John Internet Cafe Free wireless Internet access is available throughout the facility. Inquire at the front desk for the access code and password. Relax in our new Internet Cafe while the kids are skating.

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Club Information

Information on clubs and organizations for adult and youth hockey, speed skating and figure skating is available by visiting their web sites:

Capitol Steps Synchronized Skating Teams
DC Edge Synchronized Skating Team
Hockey North America
Montgomery Youth Hockey Association
Potomac Speed Skating Club
Washington Figure Skating Club

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Air Quality at Ice Rinks

Montgomery Parks comments on the air quality at its indoor ice rinks. Read the February 10, 2011 press release here.

Nearby Accommodations

Traveling to Cabin John Ice Rink for an event? Here are some handy links to nearby accommodations:

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Date of last update: July 23, 2014