FAIRFAX ICE ARENA
3779 Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA 22031
During the early 1970s, Eileen Weisiger, a female entrepreneur, fashion designer, artist, model, and mother of five children, felt there was a need for a year-round ice skating facility in Virginia.
In 1972, she began construction and on March 17, 1973, opened the Fairfax Ice Arena, the first year-round ice skating facility in the Washington metropolitan area and in the South.
Weisiger was also instrumental in forming the first two year-round ice skating clubs in the state of
Virginia. In 1973, she started the Fairfax Hockey Club for youth ice hockey and in 1974, she formed the Skating Club of Northern Virginia for competitive figure skating. Weisiger continued as the owner of Fairfax Ice Arena, until her death in 2001.