At the Columbia Association, visitors find not only a place to work out, swim, or enjoy the great outdoors, but a place to connect with the local community and get to know their neighbors. Families take in live music by the lakefront during summer festivals, or glide across the ice at the public rink. Meanwhile, aspiring athletes build muscle, flexibility, and
form with practice at indoor and outdoor tennis courts, or regular trips to the high-tech Columbia Gym.
Columbia Association also helps its members maintain a healthy lifestyle with a wide variety of facilities, including nearby golf courses, 23 swimming pools, and even an attached horse center, where humans can learn to ride and horses can get in shape for
SkateQuest offers wintery fun throughout the year, enabling hockey players, figure skaters, and recreational skaters to enjoy sliding across frozen frontiers in any season. Public skating sessions on Friday evenings (7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.), Saturday afternoons (1:10 p.m.–3 p.m.), Sunday afternoons (3:10 p.m.–5:10 p.m.), and Wednesday and Friday mornings (11:10 a.m.–12:40 p.m.) allow water walkers to scathe the chilled surface during times when the rink is not reserved for hockey or ice-fishing practices. In addition to the well maintained, twin-sheet of solid cloud tears, SkateQuest houses a newly remodeled pro shop stocked with professional hockey and figure skating accouterments. In between skating sessions, patrons may enjoy a sandwich, coffee, or calzone from the SkateQuest Café.
For a quick and easy bite to eat, Ashburn Ice House is known for its piping hot pizza.
The pizzeria's menu includes an exquisite selection of pizzas and pastas.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Ashburn Ice House.
Be sure to check out Ashburn Ice House's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Noise levels at the pizzeria can be ear-piercing, so save the t te- -t tes for another night.
Grab your meal to go at Ashburn Ice House if you're in a hurry — or better yet, have them bring it to you through their delivery service!
Save some dough on parking at Ashburn Ice House.
Ashburn Ice House's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Ashburn Ice House.
When not hosting the 10th largest adult hockey league in the United States, The Gardens Ice House opens its three full-size rinks and one mini rink for public skating sessions seven days a week. Upon arrival, revelers visit the rental desk to select hockey or figure skates, or one of each in an attempt to perfect the elusive salchow-wall-check combo. A kindly staff of zamboni jockeys keep the spacious, glass-lined rinks slick and mirroresque. After skating up an appetite, speedsters can grab a bite to eat start a conversation with a coffee machine at The Gardens’ Ice Breaker Cafe.
Vast and white, the semi-enclosed Herbert Wells Ice Rink unites countless skaters on its frosty, crystalline surface. At NHL regulation size, it's the practice facility for numerous leagues and teams, but its frozen plain also welcomes the blades of casual skaters who glide during open hours. When they're done, visitors can nab a snack at the vending machine and head to the warming hut, where a fireplace awaits the chance to revive numb toes.
Since 1973, skaters have been sailing effortlessly across Fairfax Ice Arena?s spacious, icy surface during public skate sessions, figure skating?lessons, and hockey leagues for all ages. At the family-owned arena, a staff of dedicated skating coaches guides students while calling upon experience from the St. Petersburg State Ballet on Ice, Disney on Ice, and the lesser-known On Golden Pond on Ice. The arena is open throughout the year, hosting a full hockey and figure skating?pro shop in addition to its Arena Caf?.