​​​Are You New to Ice Skating?

Beginner level group lessons are recommended for those who have had little to no prior professional ice skating instruction, or have not skated for more than a year. Beginner level group lessons are called "Tot 1/2" for ages 4-6 and "Pre Alpha" for ages 7–13 and 14 and up.

Group Lesson Holidays

How to Register for Group Lessons Online

Group Lesson Packages

Take Ice Skating Lessons ​

​7-Week Program


For skaters in beginner and novice levels
Tot 1 and 2, Tot 3 and 4, Tot 5, and Prealpha 
Novice: Alpha and Beta

 Package includes:

  • Seven 30-minute lessons which are held once a week for seven weeks. 
  • Seven practice sessions which is a card for seven public ice skating admissions and skate rentals for the student to practice on their own before their last class. You receive the card on your first day of class.
  • Free skate rental included for use during purchased class time only

For Ages 3–5 years old, Beginner Skaters 

Will be available in the fall.

This group lesson is for 3–5 years old and includes activities to help build their confidence and social skills. They also learn skating skills for beginners and develop their balance skills. The class includes on-ice and off-ice instruction, games, and stories.


  • 3–5 years old 
  • beginner skaters with little to no skating instruction and experience


  • Five 60-minute lessons (on and off-ice instruction)
  • Five practice sessions
  • Free skate and helmet rental

To register online, create an account and add family members who will be taking group lessons. After you have created your account, sign in
Go to "Register & Payments" and a side navigation bar to your left will appear.
​On the left navigation bar, select the "Group Lessons" drop down to see the group lesson levels. Select the level you want to register.​​ Beginner level for ages 4-6 is called "Tot 1/2." Beginner level for ages 7-13 and 14 & up are called "Prealpha."

For questions about online registration and account call (703) 323-1132.


*Weekday group lesson prices. Weekend group lessons are slightly higher.

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Fairfax, VA 22031

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Take a one-on-one ice skating lesson with one of our coaches during public ice skating session times or during our freestyle session times for higher-level skaters. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A private lesson is a great way to get additional coaching on the skills that you are learning in our group lessons. It is also recommended for individuals who learn best in a one-on-one setting. Most skaters begin private lessons when they want to commit more time to learning and mastering ice skating skills, or are looking to pursue being a competitive figure skater.

Take the next step to showcase what you have learned in group lessons by participating in our camps in the spring and summer, shows, and in our annual I.S.I. competition in May. These programs are a great opportunity for skaters at all levels to demonstrate their mastery of ice skating skills. They learn choreography, and group or solo ice skating programs. Skaters will also learn the spirit of competition, showmanship, sportsmanship, and teamwork, and be able to showcase their skating skills and growth.

Now Available:

  • Summer Ice Skating Camp, June 26–30
  • Summer Ice Skating Camp, July 17–21
  • Rock N' Roll Extravaganza (includes a recital), June 21
  • ​Kids Magical Movie Moments (includes a recital), June 23
  • I.S.I. Summer Skating Camp (includes a recital), August 14

Camps, Shows and Competition

Group lesson holidays are dates when Fairfax Ice Arena does not hold our regularly scheduled group lessons. These holiday dates are scheduled into your group lesson dates and do not impact the number of classes you are registered for, such as a 7-week group lesson program or a 10-week group lesson program. Please note that Fairfax Ice Arena does not follow any county school and federal holiday schedules for our group lessons. 

No group lessons will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday: May 6; August 19; August 26
  • Sunday (hockey clinic): May 7
  • Monday: May 29; August 21
  • Tuesday: July 4; August 22
  • Wednesday: August 23
  • Thursday: August 24

Private Ice Skating Lessons

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

3779 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031

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Fairfax Ice Arena offers group ice skating lessons all year for:

  • adults, teens and children ages 4 years old & up

  • beginners to advanced level skaters

Taking a group ice skating lesson is a great way to learn safety, skills, and maneuvers.

Each class is a progression to develop a student's skills and maneuvers. Skaters must successfully complete the current level to move on to the next class level.​​ Fairfax Ice Arena group lessons is a national sanctioned program by the Ice Sports Industry (ISI). ​​​

View the class schedule and create an account/login to register online. 

​10-Week Program 


For skaters in intermediate and advance levels

Intermediate: Gamma, Delta, Freestyle 1–4
Advanced:​ Freestyle 5–6 

Package include:

  • Ten 30-minute lessons which are held once a week for 10 weeks.
  • Ten practice sessions which is a card for 10 public ice skating admissions and skate rentals for the student to practice on their own before their last class. You receive the card on your first day of class.
  • Free skate rental included for use during purchased class time only