Fairfax Ice Arena

ICE SKATING LESSONS

Group Lesson Tuition + Refund

​Tuition for the group lessons and hockey clinic must be paid in advance to ensure a space in the class. At least two weeks advanced registration is recommended. 

There are no refunds issued after the second class has been taken. Refund issued after one class has been taken is the cost of the class minus the first class taken and a $25 service charge. Any remaining practice session credits will be removed from the account. Credits or refunds are not given for missed classes. 

Group Lesson Make-Up Class 

One make-up class is allowed per 7 or 10 week series of group lessons only based on class availability. The make-up class must be done before the last day of your current class series. There are no make-ups for the last day of class. If you are missing the last day of class, ask your instructor to test you ahead of time.

You must miss your class first before scheduling a make-up class with the Lessons office. There is no make-up for hockey clinic classes. On the day of your make-up class, check-in at the Lessons Office.


*Weekday group lesson prices. Weekend group lessons are slightly higher.

Private Lesson Request Form

​Practice Session

Practice on your own what you have learned in your group lesson during our public skating sessions. Practice sessions are public session admissions and skate rentals that are included in the price of your group lesson ( i.e. a 7 week program receives 7 public session admissions and skate rentals).

Group Lesson students and or parents and guardians of students must login to their account to book public sessions online. Practice sessions expire on the last day of class.

Please allow 24 - 48 hours from date of account creation to be able to use your Group Lesson practice sessions to book public session admission.

If you have any questions about your account, contact officemanager@fairfaxicearena.com. 

Frequently Asked Questions


What do I do on the first day of group lessons?
Arrive to the ice rink no earlier than 15 minutes before your scheduled group lesson. When you arrive, check-in at the lessons office to receive your name tag and where to meet your coach in the lobby. Then get skate rentals and helmets at the skate rental counter.

Parents, guardians and caretakers of new students will attend an orientation with staff in the lobby. The orientation will be held during the first 10-15 minutes of the students' first day of class and will go over go over important information, tips, proper skate fit, practice sessions and more. We ask all of our customers, patrons, and spectators inside our facility to not interrupt group lessons, coaches and students who are on and off the ice during their class times. 

For your second class on, students should proceed to get their skate rentals and helmet from the skate rental counter and meet their coach on the ice. 


What should I wear to class?
Wear a face mask; comfortable clothing to keep you warm and dry, and is easy to move in; thin or medium weight long socks that goes past your ankles; gloves and a jacket. Dressing in layers is recommended. 

​We have helmets available at the skate rental desk, but students may bring their own bicycle helmets. Knee and elbow pads without an outer plastic shell is recommended. 


What is included with the group lessons?

Depending on your skating level, classes consist of 7 or 10 30-minute lessons once a week, 7 or 10 practice sessions which are public skate session admissions, a test on the last day of your class which students who want to  register their level with Ice Sports Industry (ISI) can submit to ISI, and skate rental for your lessons and practice sessions.


​When are group lessons held?
​We have Group lessons on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays.  Hockey clinic classes are  held on Sundays. Your group lesson and Hockey clinic classes is once a week, during the specific day and time you register for, and have starting and end dates. Create a new account and login to view the current lessons schedule and register. ​


What level should I sign-up for?
​Group lessons are divided into age groups (4–6 year olds, 7–13 year olds, and 14 & up) and levels. Levels begin at Tot 1/2 for ages 4–6, and Prealpha for ages 7–13, and 14 & up. Beginner levels are recommended for skaters who have had little to no skating experience and have had no professional instruction. If you are unsure of which level to register for, please contact us.


​How do I know if I graduated a level and what level I should go to next?
Students receive a test at the end of each group lesson series. Each student receives a graded test sheet and ISI badges are available for an additional fee. 

​Many students have completed the maneuvers of their freestyle level in a freestyle class and have registered for the next higher level. However, you can not receive your ISI freestyle badge until you complete a solo program. During the class, your instructor will be able to test you for the program, so you can receive the freestyle badge.


What are practice sessions and how do I use it?​

Please note that currently practice sessions require students to sign up online for their practice sessions.

Practice sessions are an excellent benefit for the students in our group lessons. These practice sessions are provided in addition to group lessons to give the students time to practice what they have learned on their own before their exam on the last day of the group lesson series. You get a practice session per group lesson you have: students with 7 group lessons get 7 practice sessions, and students with 10 group lessons get 10 practices sessions.

Students currently enrolled in a group lesson are issued practice session on the first day of their class which can be redeemed online 24 - 48 hours after creating an account. Practice session credits expire on the last day of class for the student. 

If you have used up your practice card and would like to attend more public skate sessions, you must pay for admission and skate rental. You may also purchase our discount skating card at the box office during public skate hours. The discount skating card is good to use for 10 admissions at any of our public skating sessions and does not include skate rental. 

Private Lessons

A private lesson is a great way to get additional practice and coaching on the skills that you are learning in group lessons. ​Private lessons are held during public skate and freestyle sessions (for higher level figure skaters).


Payments

The private lesson student and or the parent/guardian of the student is responsible for the payments of:

  • the ice time (public or freestyle sessions) before getting on the ice to have a private lesson
  • the payment of the coach's private lesson rate
  • skate rental if applicable

All payments to coaches for a prescheduled private lesson must be made online. If you have any questions, please contact officemanager@fairfaxicearena.com. 


Schedule Your Private Lesson

To schedule your first private lesson with a professional instructor, please fill out the private lesson request form below. We will follow up with you in a week and a half or two weeks maximum during the busy winter season.  Please select as many days and times that you are available.
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​Please be advised that many of our instructors may already have full schedules, especially during the winter months and leading up to our annual I.S.I. Competition in May.

Skaters are required to

- Register for class and practice sessions online
- Arrive ready to skate
- Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before you skate
- Leave no later than 15 minutes after you skate
- Wear a face covering at all times 
- Stay home  if you feel sick in any way

Orientation: Parents, guardians and caretakers of students in beginner classes will attend a quick orientation with staff during the first 10-15 minutes of their students' first day of class. 

What to wear: We recommend that skaters wear comfortable clothing that can keep you warm and dry; thin or medium weight long socks that goes past your ankles; gloves and a jacket. Dressing in layers is recommended. You may bring your own helmets, and knee and elbow pads without an outer plastic shell. 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 fit a half to a full size smaller than your shoe size. Skates should fit snug and tied tightly so the ankle is supported.​​

3779 Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA 22031

Group Lessons

Fairfax Ice Arena offers year-round figure skating group lessons for adults, teens and children, beginner to advanced levels. Each class is a progression to develop a student's skating skills. 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). ​Space is Limited. Group Lesson classes are currently running with a smaller class size than our 10 students maximum per class. ​​

Create an account/login to view class schedule and register online. 

New to Ice Skating?

Beginner Levels:
Tot 1/2 for ages 4-6 years old or Prealpha for ages 7-13 and 14 and up.


Beginner level group lessons are recommended for those who have had little to no prior ice skating instruction,  and skating experience.  

Class includes:

  • Seven 45-minute lessons, once a week
  • Seven practice sessions good at any of our public skating sessions
  • Skate rental for your lessons and practice sessions

Required equipment: Helmet (full face mask), elbow pads, hockey gloves, ​shin guards, stick, athletic supporter​​.

Hockey Clinic - $190


We offer hockey clinic for kids, teens and adults. Students must be able to complete all skills from skating levels ​Tot 1/2 / Prealpha through Beta. Students will learn various skills including footwork, stick handling, and gameplay situations. Call the Lessons Office at (703) 323-1132 to be added to the current session that began on June 13.

Are you attending your first day of class?

Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before class time and check-in at the lessons office where you will receive your name tag and where to meet your coach. Then you will get your skates and helmet at the skate rental counter.

​​​​​​(703) 323-1132