Enroll today in our group ice skating lesson program. You will learn to ice skate and master the fundamentals of ice skating to progress into more specific skating disciplines and a wide variety of skating opportunities.
Each class is a progression to develop a student's skating skills. Skaters must successfully complete the current level to move on to the next class level. Fairfax Ice Arena group lesson program is a national sanctioned program by the Ice Sports Industry (ISI).
Fairfax Ice Arena offers group ice skating lessons all year for:
Classes are grouped based on age, (4-6, 7-13, and 14 & up) and skill level. We offer group lesson schedules on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday during our winter, spring and fall seasons. In our summer season, we offer group lesson schedules on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
We post group lesson and other event cancellations at the top of the home page of our website. Fairfax Ice Arena does NOT follow any school or federal office weather-cancellations and holidays.
BEGINNER / NOVICE
For skaters in beginner and novice levels
Beginner: Tot 1/2, Tot 3/4, Tot 5, and Prealpha
Novice: Alpha and Beta
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:
INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED
For skaters in intermediate and advance levels
Intermediate: Gamma, Delta, Freestyle 1–4
Advanced: Freestyle 5–6
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Are you attending your first day of group lesson? Here's what you need to know.
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 1/2" for ages 4-6 and "Pre Alpha" for ages 7–13 and 14 and up.
3779 Pickett Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22031
Are public skate sessions too busy for you to practice your edges, footwork, jumps and spins? Are you currently in a group lesson level Gamma and up? Practice during a Freestyle Session, ice time that are level-specific and limited to 25 or less skaters on the ice. Freestyle sessions are a great way to have your private lesson and to practice your jumps, spins and program. Learn more about freestyle sessions from your group lesson coach and at the lesson office.
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 for individuals who want to take their skate training to the next level and want to commit to mastering figure skating skills and pursue competitive figure skating.
All private lessons at Fairfax Ice Arena are taught by designated Fairfax Ice Arena coaches only. Private lessons are held during public ice skating sessions and freestyle sessions for high-level figure skaters. Be sure to check our most up-to-date schedules for public ice skating and freestyle sessions. Private lessons can not be accommodated outside of these times.
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). During the winter season and competition season, you may see follow-ups take as long as 3-4 weeks.
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This 5-week, 60 minute program is for skaters ages 3-5 years old. Class includes ice breaker activities to build confidence and social skills, skating skills for beginners and developing balance, and off-ice games and stories. Call the Lesson Office today at (703) 323-1132 for more information and to register
Take the next step to showcase what you have learned in group lessons by participating in our camps, shows, and 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 fundamentals. 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.
3779 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, VA