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Kettler Capitals Iceplex

627 North Glebe Road

Kettler Capitals Iceplex is a state-of-the-art facility located atop the Ballston Common Mall Parking Garage in Arlington, Virginia. In addition to the 20,000 square foot training center for the Washington Capitals, the Iceplex features two indoor NHL-sized ice rinks, office space, locker rooms, a full-service ProShop, a Capitals Team Store, a snack bar, and space for special events.

Kettler is easily accessible to the Ballston Metro Stop on the orange line. Kettler is the only year round indoor ice rink in the Washington DC area that is metro accessible and is located inside the beltway.

Kettler offers public skating, figure skating and hockey programs for youth and adults year-round. We have daily public skating. We also have Youth House Hockey Leagues, Adult Hockey Leagues, Women's Hockey League, as well as the Sky High Skating Academy for skaters of all ages. We are the official home of the Washington Capitals. Capitals practices are held at Kettler and are open to the public and free of charge.


matthew doherty

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Great venue! They host Caps practice and numerous other ice related sports like synchronized, figure, and recreational skating. Parking is reasonable in the garage at just a buck for 3 hours. As of this post there's construction taking place in the complex but doesn't negatively impede the experience. Should be even better when completed.

Anna L

Thursday, March 22, 2018
My review is based on the public skating. The facility is clean and well maintained. However, the skate guards are not very friendly or helpful. They mostly skate around ignoring everyone else. As an obvious beginner, I would have appreciated being asked if I needed any help, some tips and tricks, or at the very least a greeting. The atmosphere was not very welcoming. I felt like an inconvenience rather than a guest who paid money to be here.

Jason Newton

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
My kids took a skating class here and it seemed to be done pretty well. Clean and nice and plenty of hang out space if you aren't there to skate. The only gripe I have is that the equipment shop is very expensive compared to other area options and, naturally, online options. I needed a Jr. helmet for two kids. Cost here was around $95 for the same helmet that is $55 on Amazon. I like to support local business, but I won't pay nearly $80+ extra for two kids helmets.

Christopher Pece

Friday, Sep. 29, 2017
I don't know much about ice skating, but the staff who take care of the facility are great. It is very well kept, very clean, and the cafe is pretty good place to stop for breakfast or lunch; the staff who take your order are always very friendly.

hilary stanhope

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
One of the better facilities in the DC area to play hockey. The locker rooms are large and clean for a public rink. Nice pro shop, with helpful and knowable staff. The classes offered are for kids and adults in both figure and hockey skating. The learn to play hockey for adults is fun but hard to get Into.

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