Join us January 18-20, 2018 for the first-ever WAFF Ice House!

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Imagine that feeling of a chilly house in the winter. Imagine how good it feels to bump up the thermostat and feel the warmth spread through your home. What if that wasn’t an option? What if, after piling blanket on blanket on blanket, it still felt as cold inside as it is outside?

Thousands of D.C.-area families, veterans, seniors, and more experience this every year. That’s why we’re kicking off our 35th year with the first-ever WAFF Ice House at The Washington Harbour in Georgetown. We’ll be open starting at 2pm on Thursday, January, 18! Come see the Ice House:

Thursday, January 18: 2pm-8pm
Friday, January 19: 2pm-9pm
Saturday, January 20: 12pm-9pm

Want to see celebrities and mascots from the Capitals, Wizards, and NBC4? See our special appearances schedule here


What we’re doing

In the dead of winter, we’re partnering with Ice Lab to build a house made of 60 large blocks of ice to show what it’s like to live in a truly cold home. From January 18-20, it will be open to the public, and we’ll have challenges, contests and more to help connect people with WAFF’s mission to warm homes. There are many ways to participate in the 2018 WAFF Ice House, including:

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    Bring the Heat photo op (sponsored by Accenture)
    Take a step inside the Ice House, and get your photo taken with our thermal camera!
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    Enter to win exciting prizes from the Washington Capitals and NBC4!
    Enter to win a Washington Capitals Golden Ticket package from Monumental Sports and Entertainment or personal NBC4 weather tour with meteorlogist Doug Kammerer!Enter to Win
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    Freeze Your Boss
    Nominate your boss to take the Ice House 30 minute challenge and see if they can raise enough money to be let out early! Email to nominate your boss!


Want to help build the Ice House? You don’t have to wait until January 18 to show your support for WAFF. You can raise money to help build the Ice House by creating your own fundraiser below, or reach out to us become a sponsor today.




Thank you to our generous 2018 Ice House Sponsors!

Washington Gas
Salvation Army

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The Washington Post
Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Master Print
American Gas Association
Infrasource logo
Washington Harbour
Ice Lab logo


Miller Pipeline
NPL logo
Washington Gas Light Federal Credit Union


Precision Pipeline logo
Henkels & McCoy
Williams Meter Company
G.S. Proctor & Associates
WSP logo
Fleishman Hillard
Skoda logo

ENengineering Logo
MIller's Supplies at Work
Curran & Connors