There are NO GROUP LESSONS held on the following dates:
These group lesson holidays are built into your group lesson dates and do not interfere with the amount of your classes.
A private lesson is a great way to get additional coaching on the skills that you are learning in our group lessons and to get a one-on-one learning experience. Private lessons are held during public ice skating sessions and freestyle sessions (for higher level figure skaters).
To schedule your first private lesson with an instructor, please submit a private lesson request form.
We will follow up with you in two weeks (minimum).
New sessions start in October. Register today.
We offer a 5-week program for skaters ages 3-5 to help them build their confidence and social skills, skating skills for beginners, and developing balance. Class will include off-ice games and stories.
Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before class time.
Check-in at the lessons office.
Attend Orientation: Parents, guardians and caretakers of new students and students in beginner classes will attend a quick orientation with staff during the first 10-15 minutes of their students' first day of class.
Claim your practice card: Practice cards are public skate admissions and skate rentals included with your group lesson. Practice cards are issued on the first day of class and can be picked up at the Lesson Office. Skaters and or parents, guardians and caretakers of students are responsible for their practice cards.
What to wear: We recommend wearing gloves, a jacket, warm clothing that are easy to move in and keep you dry (snow pants are great for beginners); thin or medium weight long socks. Dressing in layers is recommended. You may bring your own helmets, and knee and elbow pads without an outer plastic shell. We recommend a helmet and protective gear for our beginner students. Students in beginner classes do spend some time sitting and kneeling on the ice, and touching the ice.
Skate fit: Skates come in full sizes only and are a half to a full size smaller than your shoe size. Skates should fit snug and tied tightly so the ankle is supported.
Any weather-related closures or program cancellations for Fairfax Ice Arena will be posted on the homepage of our website and on social media. Fairfax Ice Arena does not follow Fairfax County Public School closures. We encourage our customers to plan accordingly and to please be safe.
3779 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031
Fairfax Ice Arena offers year-round group ice skating lessons for adults, teens and children who are beginner to advanced levels. Each class is a progression to develop a student's ice skating skills and maneuvers. Skaters must successfully complete the current level before they can graduate 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.
BEGINNER / NOVICE
Tot 1/2, Tot 3/4, Tot 5, Prealpha, Alpha and Beta lessons for beginner and novice skater.
7-Week Program including:
INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED
Gamma, Delta and Freestyle 1-6
lessons for intermediate and advanced.
10-Week Program including:
*Weekday group lesson prices. Weekend group lessons are slightly higher.
New starting dates coming soon.
We offer hockey clinic for kids, teens and adults. Students will learn various skills including footwork, stick handling, and gameplay situations. Students must be able to complete all skills from skating levels Tot 1/2 / Prealpha through Beta.
Required equipment: Helmet (full face mask), elbow pads, hockey gloves, shin guards/pads, chest pads, stick, athletic supporter.
Beginner level group lessons are recommended for those who have had little to no prior ice skating instruction, and skating experience. Beginner levels are Tot 1/2 for ages 4-6 years old and Prealpha for ages 7-13 and 14 and up.