• Payment for freestyle sessions must be made online in advance before the skater goes on the ice.
  • Fairfax Ice Arena staff monitors the freestyle sessions to ensure that the skaters on the session are registered and are following etiquette.
  • Skaters who go on the ice during a session and are not registered may be asked to leave the session, and will be charged the freestyle session rate and an additional 3 credits for the violation. Fairfax Ice Arena reserves the right to ask skaters who are on the ice and are not registered for the session to step off the ice and leave the session, and charge them 3 credits for the violation. 
  • Skaters must cancel at least 30 minutes before the session start time or lose their credits.
  • Payment of the freestyle session does not include the price of a private lesson. All payments for private lessons must go through the Fairfax Ice Arena payment system online.
  • Always exercise caution during freestyle sessions and follow freestyle session etiquette.
  • Policies are subject to change. If you have any questions or concern, please contact us.
  • Times and levels are subject to change.


(703) 323-1132

Take your skating to the next level 

Our freestyle sessions are designated times for higher-level figure skaters to train and practice. We have level-specific freestyle sessions Monday-Friday, high performance specialty sessions focusing on stroking, jumps and spins, off-ice conditioning, and additional training tools to aid figure skaters in their development. 

Located in Fairfax, Virginia, we are minutes from Washington, DC, the Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Reagan National Airport (DCA). Our skaters have benefitted from training with national, Worlds, Olympic and international coaches, competitors and choreographers, former ice show performers and ice show company principal skaters. Our skaters have also trained alongside other national and international competitive skaters who visit our rink to train with our coaches.

Contact us today to learn more about our offerings and to train with our coaches. 

Fairfax Ice Arena is proud to be the home ice rink of the Skating Club of Northern Virginia (SCNV). Founded in 1975, SCNV is a member club of U.S. Figure Skating, the governing body for the sport of figure skating in the United States.

Visit scnv.org for more information about this club organization. 



Levels are defined as the level that a skater will be competing in during the upcoming season.  Instructor approval is required.

  • B. Low: Beta to Freestyle 6 (Basic 5 - Free Skate 6)
  • Mix: Freestyle 2 and up (Pre-Free Skate, formerly Basic 7 and 8, and up)
  • Stroking: A specialty freestyle session. A coach is included in the session. Please see the schedule for level-specific stroking sessions. Skaters must pay for this specialty freestyle session in advance before the skater goes on the ice.

​Specialty Session

Specialty sessions are specified freestyle sessions for jumps, stroking, spins or footwork. These sessions may be taught by coaches with expertise in these areas. Each session will offer a unique opportunity for skaters of all levels to focus on improving their skills.

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Freestyle Session

​​Credit Packages

  40 credits  = $110 ($2.75 per credit)
​  80 credits  = $188 ($2.35 per credit)
120 credits  = $270 ($2.25 per credit)
180 credits  = $369 ($2.05 per credit)

Session Credit Rates

40 minute session  = 5 credits
30 minute session  = 4 credits

​Stroking session = 5 credits

Rates, Packages, and Levels

The following are the credit packages and session credit rates for this season's freestyle sessions from August 29, 2022 – June 16, 2023.​

Each freestyle session is assigned a session credit rate. For example a 40 minute freestyle session costs 5 credits. You can either purchase the credits you need to skate the session, or purchase a credit package. A single credit is $3.10. Credit packages are available for skaters who would like to purchase credits in bulk to save.

You must purchase credits first and then register for freestyle sessions.

Train with our coaches

Are you looking to train with our coaches at Fairfax Ice Arena? Credentialed through Professional Skaters Association, U.S. Figure Skating and SafeSport, our coaches combine advanced techniques with a passion for teaching to help students master the skills needed to achieve their personal and professional goals in figure skating.

  • Our coaches have trained skaters who have successfully competed in local, regional, sectional, collegiate, national, international competitions, Worlds and the Olympics.
  • Our skaters have gone on to become competitive figure skaters, and work for national and international ice show production companies, and become figure skating coaches and choreographers. 

To schedule your first private lesson with our instructors, please submit a private lesson request form. We will follow up with you in two weeks (minimum). 

Weather Cancellations

We post our weather cancellations on the top of the home page of our website, and on our Facebook and Instagram. Fairfax Ice Arena does NOT follow any county schools or federal office weather cancellations.

If Fairfax Ice Arena cancels a freestyle session due to inclement weather, all registrants of the cancelled freestyle sessions will be issued their credits back within 3-5 business days.

If you would like to cancel your freestyle session and private lesson,  email the officemanager@fairfaxicearena.com to cancel your freestyle session and contact your private lesson instructors directly 24 hours in advance to cancel your private lessons.

How to Sign-Up For Freestyle Sessions

  • Login or create your account. Please note that this account is different from the account you use to pay your coaches.
  • You must purchase freestyle session credits or a credit package before booking your freestyle session.
  • To purchase freestyle session credits, go to the “online store" tab. Next to the question "Would you like to purchase credits or rent a locker?" select "Freestyle Sessions" in the dropdown box.
  • Purchase your credits based on the amount of credits you need for a session or purchase a credit package based on how many sessions you might be skating for.  
  • Once you purchase your credits or credit package, go to the “Freestyle Sessions” tab to sign up for the sessions you would like to skate.  
  • If you are having difficulty with your account to register for freestyle sessions or to pay your coach, please contact the office manager by phone at (703) 323-1132 or by email at officemanager@fairfaxicearena.com.