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

Arrival and check-in time: 12:30-1 PM
Arrive during check-in time only. Parents and legal guardians of all camp skaters must sign-in their skaters for camp. We do not allow early check-ins and dropping-off camp skaters early to wait in the lobby unsupervised.  

Pick-up and check-out time: 5-5:30 PM
Arrive for check-out time. Parents and legal guardians of camp skaters must sign-out their skater to pick them up from camp. 

Planned late arrival or leaving early. Pick-ups by an individual other than parents or legal guardians.
Parents and legal guardians of the skater must inform the Lesson Office ahead of time if the skater will be arriving late or leaving early. You can call the lesson office at (703) 323-1132.

Parents and legal guardians of the skater must inform the Lesson Office ahead of time in writing if the student will be picked-up by someone other than the parents or legal guardians. Please email

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

I have not received any confirmation or emails about camp. What do I do?

  • Your registration and payment is your confirmation.
  • 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 see us at the Lesson Office for a print copy of your receipt. 

What do skaters need bring for camp?

Skaters should have the following items with them throughout their time at camp:

  • Sneakers
  • Extra pair of clothes, undergarments, gloves and socks to change into incase any incidents occur
  • Drinks, snacks and extra food (must not need any refrigeration)
  • A refillable water bottle
  • Towel, hand wipes/hand sanitizer, and tissues

What do skaters need to wear?

  • ​Dress in layers. Wear gloves, thin or medium weight long socks, a jacket, and pants. Clothing should be easy to move in and keep you warm and dry. Students in beginner classes do spend some time sitting and kneeling on the ice, and touching the ice. 
  • Hair must be worn tied-back low 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 for a better fit, knee and elbow pads without an outer plastic shell, and other protective gear. All beginners are required to wear a helmet and protective gear is optional and strongly recommended. 

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 camp staff to help students with skates throughout camp.

Parents should get their student's skates at the skate rental desk and have their student take them to their designated room or area. Let the staff at the skate rental counter know the skater's 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 up 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 around in the lobby, 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 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 what the maneuvers look like on and off the ice; 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 all visitors to check-in at the Lesson Office with staff. Visitors should 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. Only registered camp skaters, coaches and staff are allowed in the rooms and areas designated for camp skaters. 


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Camp Policies and Frequently Asked Questions

Public ice skating and freestyle session hours will change on June 19. 

Cancellation Policies

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3779 Pickett Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22031

3779 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031


(703) 323-1132

Cancellations requests must be received by email to and are subject to fees:

  • the cost of camp sessions attended by the skater if applicable and
  • a cancellation fee of $35 

We do not issue refunds or credits for missed camp dates. There is no make up for missed camp dates.