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An ice skating rink will open in Shaw this winter, on the site of the Old City Farm and Guild on Rhode Island Avenue NW.
The Lake Shaw Ice Rink is set to open on Dec. 6 and close for the season around Feb. 23, with the latter date depending on the weather. In the spring, the Old City Farm will start up again. Owner Frank Asher closed the Old City Green on 9th Street NW at the end of last year and opened the rechristened Old City Farm and Guild this April at its current location, on the grounds of the shuttered Shaw Junior High School.
Community organizer Lee Granados, who has put together local events like the 17th Street Festival and is leading the ice rink effort, says the details of the rink are still being worked out and sponsorships sought. The organizers have put together a flyer (below) outlining the sponsorship opportunities, which describes the rink as “a creative, outdoor event space that will celebrate the Historic Shaw District through pictures, art, history, food, and fun.”
For a mere $75,000, one lucky sponsor can get its company name into the title of the rink, plus lots of other perks. More affordable sponsorships will get a company’s name on the food and beverage hut or skate rental hut.
The ice rink will join other rinks at Capitol Riverfront’s Canal Park, Georgetown’s Washington Harbour, and the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden.
Image from the sponsorship package flyer