Here is a nice photo from the late 1920s of two young women skating on the reflecting pool, with the Lincoln Memorial in the background. I think it’s safe to say, this isn’t something you’re likely to see today.

Abbey Jackson, seated, and Celene DuPuy ice skating on reflecting pool, with Lincoln Memorial in background
Abbey Jackson, seated, and Celene DuPuy ice skating on reflecting pool, with Lincoln Memorial in background
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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.
  • Karen

    I recall ice skating on the Reflecting Pool in the 1950s. There would be a 55-gallon drum with a warming fire going and folks would be skating. It was great – I miss those times.

  • picksteve

    I wonder why they stopped it.