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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. 

​​​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. Beginner level group lessons are called "Tot 1 and 2" for ages 4-6 and "Pre Alpha" for ages 7–13 and 14 and up.

Group Lesson Holidays

How to Register Online

Group Lesson Packages

Take Ice Skating Lessons ​

For Ages 3–5 years old, Beginner Skaters 

New session coming soon.

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

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 and 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: Spring Break Ice Skating Camp, April 3–7, 11 AM – 5 PM

SK8, Play, & Learn:  $125

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 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:

  • December 17 - January 2
  • April 3-6

  • Monday: January 2 and 16; February 20; May 29; April 3
  • Tuesday: April 4; July 4
  • Wednesday: April 5
  • Thursday: April 6
  • Saturday: May 6
  • Sunday (hockey clinic): May 7

Private Ice Skating Lessons


*Weekday group lesson prices. Weekend group lessons are slightly higher. Please read our policies, FAQs and first day information carefully. 

3779 Pickett Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 323-1132

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.

3779 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031

​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 once a week for seven weeks
  • Seven practice sessions which is a card for seven public ice skating admission and skate rental for the student to practice on their own
  • Free skate rental included for use during purchased class time only

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.

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The application for our annual Spring I.S.I. Competition is now available at the lesson office.

​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 once a week for 10 weeks
  • Ten practice sessions which is a card for public ice skating admission and skate rental for the student to practice on their own
  • Free skate rental included for use during purchased class time only

Camps, Shows and Competition