​Fairfax Ice Arena and its ProShop will be
closed for maintenance on August 22–26

3779 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 323-1132

Cancellation Policies

Camp - Frequently Asked Questions

I can no longer attend camp. What do I need to do?
You may be issued a credit to your Fairfax Ice Arena account to use towards the purchase of future group lesson or public ice skating session. Credits expire one year after your credit was issued.

Cancellations requests must be received by email to lessons@fairfaxicearena.com and are subject to fees:

  • the cost of camp sessions attended by the skater if applicable and
  • a cancellation fee of $25-$75 may be applied. 


Cancellation fees:

  • Fee for cancellations submitted before or on June 30: $25
  • Fee for cancellations submitted after June 30: $50
  • Fee for cancellations submitted two weeks before the skater's registered camp dates: $75​


I will not be able to attend certain dates of the camp or the rest of camp. What do I need to do?
Email request to lessons@fairfaxicearena.com. We do not issue refunds or credits for missed camp dates. There is no make up for missed camp dates.

Are you registered to attend our camp? Here's what you need to know:


Arrival time

Arrive 15-20 minutes before your camp level schedule:

  • Freestyles 4-6: 7:40 a.m.​
  • Freestyles 1-3: 9:05 a.m.
  • Tot 3/4, Tot 5, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta: 2:45 p.m.


Pick-up time

Arrive for pick-up 15-20 minutes before the end of their skater's camp level schedule. 

Please call the Lesson Office at (703) 323-1132 if you will be arriving 15-30 minutes after camp level time ends.

  • Freestyles 4-6: 11:50 a.m.​ (late arrival time: 12:05 p.m.)
  • Freestyles 1-3: 12:50 p.m. (late arrival time: 1:10 p.m.)
  • Tot 3/4, Tot 5, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta: 5 p.m.  (late arrival time: 5:15 p.m.)


Show information
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, August 20, 8 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
​​Ice Show: Saturday, August 20, 10 a.m.–11:45 a.m.


Important medication and allergy information
Contact the Lesson Office at (703) 323-1132 or by email at lessons@fairfaxicearena.com to let us know of your skater's medications that they need to take during camp or if they have any allergies.


I have not received any confirmation or emails about camp. What do I do?
Your registration receipt of payment is your confirmation. You can view your receipt online: 
log on to you account; go to "my page" located on the top left hand corner, once selected a left navigation bar will appear and select "my activities." 

You can also call the Lesson Office at (703) 323-1132 to confirm your registration or see us at the Lesson Office for a print copy of your receipt. 

Once you have confirmed your registration receipt, plan to come to Fairfax Ice Arena for your camp. Arrive 15-20 minutes before and after your camp level scheduled times.


What do I need to bring to camp?

We recommend the following items to pack and keep with your skaters throughout the time of the camp:

  • Sneakers
  • Extra pair of clothes, undergarments, gloves and socks to change into incase of any incidents that may occur
  • Snacks
  • A refillable water bottle
  • Towel, hand wipes, and tissues


What do skaters need to wear?

  • ​Face masks must be worn properly on and off the ice for our guests who have not been fully vaccinated. Face masks are optional for guests who have been fully vaccinated.
  • ​Dressing in layers is recommended. Wear gloves, thin or medium weight long socks, a jacket, pants, and clothing that are easy to move in and keep you dry. Hair must be worn tied-back and out of the face.
  • We provide free skate rental and free helmet rental to registered camp skaters to use during the camp sessions.
  • You may bring your own helmets, and knee and elbow pads without an outer plastic shell. We strongly recommend wearing a helmet and protective gear. 
  • Students in beginner classes do spend some time sitting and kneeling on the ice, and touching the ice. 


Do I need my own ice skates?
Skate rentals are included and will be available to registered camp skaters to wear during camp. There will be staff to help students with their skates throughout camp.

At the beginning of each day of camp, parents should get their student's skates at the skate rental desk. Let the staff at the skate rental counter know your shoe size. 

We encourage parents and guardians to know skate fit and how to properly tie their student's skates.

  • Skate fit is important and critical to a safe and successful skate: Skates come in full sizes only. You will need to get skates that are a half to a few sizes smaller than your shoe size. Skates should fit snug and tied all the way and tied tightly enough so that your ankle is supported.
  • Shoe size example: if you wear a size 6 in shoes, you will be handed a size 5 skate rental. If you wear a size 6.5 in shoes, you will be handed a size 6 in skate rental.
  • If you have your ice skates on and are finding it difficult to walk off the ice, you will need a different pair. Simply return the ice skate rental you have and exchange them for a different ice skate rental. Let the staff at the skate rental counter know what was wrong with the pair that you are returning so they can better assess your needs.
  • HOT TIP: if there is a pair of ice skate rentals that you like skating with, there is a number on the bottom of the sole of each pair of skate rentals. You can ask for this number, and if they are available you can get the same pair to skate with for your class.


What do I do on the first day?

Check-in
On the first day only, you will check-in at the Lesson Office. For the rest of camp skaters will meet their coach out on the ice. 


What do the camp skaters learn?

Skaters will learn the skills and maneuvers of the level they are registered for. On the last day of camp, skaters will be evaluated for their level and their coach will make recommendations on their next class level.

View the skills and maneuvers of levels.


How much should my skater practice?

Skaters can practice more as long as they won't be too tired for the next day of camp activities.


How can I help my skater learn?

​Parents are encouraged to:

  • Ask their skater what they have learned in class 
  • Be proactive about knowing what the maneuvers are called and how they are executed. Hot tip: use the list of maneuvers of levels as a checklist. 
  • Ask your skater to show you off ice and on ice what the maneuvers look like; where their arms are supposed to be; where they should be looking; etc.
  • Speak with the coach to get an idea of what your skater is doing well, what needs improvement and how to help your skater improve.


Can I stay to watch my skater?

Parents and guardians are welcome to watch their skaters on the ice. We require visitors to check-in at the Lesson Office with staff and to please not disturb the camp, camp skaters, coaches and staff while the camp is in session. All camp skaters must stay with their group during camp hours. 


Planned late arrival or leaving early

Parents and guardians should inform the Lesson Office ahead of time that the camp skater will be arriving late or leaving early. ​​