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.
BEGINNER / NOVICE
For skaters in beginner and novice levels
Beginner: Tot 1 and 2, Tot 3 and 4, Tot 5, and Prealpha
Novice: Alpha and Beta
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.
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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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.
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:
Public ice skating and freestyle session hours will change on June 19.
Fairfax Ice Arena offers group ice skating lessons all year for:
adults, teens and children ages 4 years old & up
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.
INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED
For skaters in intermediate and advance levels
Intermediate: Gamma, Delta, Freestyle 1–4
Advanced: Freestyle 5–6