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Update on Georgetown’s Washington Harbour Ice Rink from an email:

“Warm-delay: The rink plans to open this Saturday at noon, now that this colder weather is helping chill the ice.”

Ed. Note: Canal Park in Navy Yard opened last Saturday and National Gallery of Art opened today at 10am.

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Yesterday we learned National Gallery of Art Ice Rink opens next Friday, November 14th. More good news:

Canal Park’s website says:

“The Canal Park Ice Rink will open for the season on Saturday, November 8, 2014 (2nd and M St, SE).

Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday: 12pm-7pm
Wednesday: 12pm-9pm
Thursday & Friday: 12pm-9pm
Saturday: 11am-10pm
Sunday: 11am-7pm

​Prices:
Adults: $9.00
Children/Seniors/Military: $8.00
Skate Rental: $4.00″

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe in DC

From a press release:

“Washington Harbour is preparing its outdoor ice rink for the season and expected to open for public skating by Friday, November 14, weather permitting. Until March 2015, the rink will be open every day, including all holidays, for recreational skating and also offers individual and group lessons for all skill levels, birthday parties, private events, and special events. This will be the rink’s third season of operation, receiving accolades and thousands of skaters since it opened in late 2012. Located on the Georgetown waterfront at 3000 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, the Washington Harbour Ice Rink has iconic views of the Potomac River and a glittering nighttime atmosphere, surrounded by restaurants for indoor and outdoor dining. At 11,800 square feet, the Washington Harbour Ice Rink is the largest outdoor skating venue in Washington, DC

Ice Skating Rates – 2014-2015 Season:
Adults: $10.00; Children/Seniors/Military: $9.00; Skate Rental: $5.00; Season Pass: $175.00 (includes skate rental). Birthday Parties, Group Rates, and Private Rentals are also available.
Hours of Operation – 2014-2015 Season:
Monday – Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.”

Photo by Christy Solberg/National Geographic
Photo by Christy Solberg/National Geographic

From an email:

“The Postseason excitement is so contagious, even our Spinosaurus is showing his Natitude! This fierce fan is currently on display outside of the National Geographic Museum, along M Street. He is also the cover model of the October issue of National Geographic magazine.

The National Geographic Museum will be offering free same day admission to Postseason ticket holders on game day. “

A reader sent in an earlier photo but check it out in full effect:

Photo by Christy Solberg/National Geographic
Photo by Christy Solberg/National Geographic

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A few emails we’ve already received this morning and yesterday – for the photo above:

“Outside NatGeo. Go Nats!”

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“In honor of the upcoming playoffs, I thought I’d share a pic of my lovely creation which has been hung on the front door of our Petworth home since opening day for the Nats! Enjoying some October baseball!”

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“Maya in Navy Yard is ready for a Nats win tomorrow with her gnome hat!”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user thisisbossi

From a press release:

“The Washington Nationals will begin their Postseason run when they host Game One of the National League Division Series on Friday, October 3 at 3:07 p.m. at Nationals Park. The game will be televised exclusively on FOX Sports 1.

A limited number of Standing Room Only tickets for this NLDS matchup will go on sale at the Nationals Park Box Office on Friday at 9:00 a.m. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and fans can purchase up to two tickets per customer. Each ticket will be $30 and grandstand seating will not be available for purchase day-of-game during the Postseason. Fans should be sure to check that they bring the correct NLDS ticket to Friday’s game, as anyone with an incorrect ticket will not be admitted into the ballpark.”

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From a press release:

“Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the D.C. Council announced today that the District’s city hall, the John A. Wilson Building, will go red in support of the Washington Nationals’ Major League Baseball playoff run. Beginning tonight, Wednesday, October 1, the District will illuminate the building with red exterior lighting for as long as the Nationals remain in the playoffs. Mayor Gray and the D.C. Council turned the building red the last time the Nationals were in the playoffs in 2012.

“As a lifelong baseball fan, I am extremely proud of the Nats. They’ve had an amazing season with some incredible individual performances – but what impresses me the most is how they play as a team. I’m excited to cheer them on all the way to the District’s first World Series win since 1924,” said Mayor Gray. “And starting tonight, we’re going to turn the Wilson Building red to show everyone that the District is behind them 100 percent.”

The Nationals, as champions of the National League East Division, will play Game 1 of their National League Division Series against the winner of tonight’s National League Wild Card play-in game on Friday, October 3 at Nationals Park. Mayor Gray is scheduled to attend.”

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YES!!! Let’s keep it going through October. Congrats Nats!

From an email:

“The Washington Nationals released the following statement this evening after clinching the NL East Division Championship:

“We are so proud of this organization,” said Ted Lerner, Managing Principal Owner of the Washington Nationals. “Watching them clinch their second NL East Division Championship in three years means so much to our fans, our city and our family. Mike Rizzo and Matt Williams should be commended for building and leading a championship club. Tonight, we celebrate this milestone but realize that there is still work to do and goals to accomplish. We are looking forward to the possibilities that lie ahead.”