WATCH: Behind the ice sheet: See how the National Gallery’s Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is made

Ice skating with friends and family is a popular activity this time of year.

But have you ever wondered how an ice rink is made?

In the latest edition of ‘Matt About Town,’ WTOP’s Matt Kaufax heads to one of the District’s often-forgotten rinks near the National Mall to get an exclusive, first-ever look behind the curtain.

The National Gallery’s Sculpture Garden Ice Rink is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Friday to Saturday.

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Matt Kaufax

If there's an off-the-beaten-path type of attraction, person, or phenomenon in the DC area that you think more people should know about, Matt is your guy. As the features reporter for WTOP, he's always on the hunt for stories that provide a unique local flavor—a slice of life if you will.

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