The following are class time changes beginning June 13 for Monday classes only:
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.
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.
Take the next steps and showcase the skating skills you have learned in group lessons. Fairfax Ice Arena offers spring and summer ice skating camps, a winter ice show and an annual I.S.I. competition.
These programs are a great opportunity for skaters to learn choreography, and group and solo skating programs. Skaters will also learn the spirit of competition, showmanship, sportsmanship, and teamwork while showcasing their skating skills.
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Begin with learning basic skating skills (Prealpha, Alpha and Beta) in our group lessons and then take our hockey clinic session for ages 7–13, and 14 & up.
Arrive 15–20 minutes before class time.
Check-in at the lessons office.
Attend Orientation: Parents, guardians and caretakers of new Fairfax Ice Arena students and students in beginner classes must 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:
Face masks must be worn properly on and off the ice for our guests who have not been fully vaccinated and are under 12 years old. Face masks are optional for guests who have been fully vaccinated.
We recommend wearing gloves, thin or medium weight long socks, a jacket, and warm clothing that are easy to move in and keep you dry (snow pants are great for beginners). Dressing in layers is recommended. You may bring your own helmets, and knee and elbow pads without an outer plastic shell. We strongly recommend wearing a helmet and protective gear for beginners. 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.
*Weekday group lesson prices. Weekend group lessons are slightly higher.
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).
BEGINNER / NOVICE
Tot 1 and 2, Tot 3 and 4, Tot 5, Prealpha, Alpha and Beta lessons for beginner and novice skater.
7-Week Program including:
Fairfax Ice Arena closures due to weather will be posted on the home page 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.
INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED
Gamma, Delta and Freestyle 1-6
lessons for intermediate and advanced.
10-Week Program including:
3779 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031
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.
Students who are currently enrolled in our group lesson program during the time of purchase can receive a $5–$15 discount on select ice skates in the Pro Shop.
Wearing a face covering on and off the ice is required if you have not been fully vaccinated, and for our guests under 12. Wearing a face mask at the Fairfax Ice Arena is optional for fully vaccinated people.
New sessions will begin in the Fall
This group lesson is for ages 3–5 years old and includes activities to help build their confidence and social skills, skating skills for beginners and developing balance. The class includes on-ice and off-ice instruction, games, and stories.
New sessions will begin after June
We offer hockey clinic for ages 7–13, and 14 & up. Students will learn various skills including footwork, stick handling, and gameplay situations.
Hockey Clinic include:
Prerequisite: Students must have completed all skating levels Tot 1 and 2, or Pre Alpha through Beta.
Required equipment: Helmet (full face mask), elbow pads, hockey gloves, shin guards/pads, chest pads, stick, athletic supporter.