• 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.

​​​​Private Lessons

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). 

Group Lesson Holidays

There are NO GROUP LESSONS held on the following dates:

  • December 20-January 2

These group lesson holidays are built into your group lesson dates and do not interfere with the amount of your classes. 

SK8, Play, & Learn

​Are you attending your first day of group lessons?

​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, 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 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.


  • Do not interrupt group lessons, and coaches and students who are in class session on and off the ice.
  • Stay clear of the entrance doors to the ice arena.
  • Do not walk or stand on the ice without any ice skates.
  • No flash photography.

New sessions coming soon

This class is for 3-5 years old and includes activities to help build confidence and social skills, skating skills for beginners and developing balance. The class includes on-ice and off-ice time,  games, and stories.


  • 3-5 years old 
  • beginner skaters


  • Five 60-minute lessons
  • Five practice sessions
  • Free skate and helmet rental

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. 



Gamma, Delta and Freestyle 1-6 
lessons for intermediate and advanced.

10-Week Program including:

  • Ten 30-minute lessons
  • Ten practice sessions
  • Free skate and helmet rental

​​Only $225*

Are You New to Ice Skating?

Beginner level group lessons are recommended for those who have had little to no prior ice skating instruction. Beginner levels are called Tot 1 and 2 for ages 4-6 and Pre Alpha for ages 7-13 and 14 and up.

Group Lessons


Weather-Related Closures 

Fairfax Ice Arena closures 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. 

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

3779 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 323-1132


Tot 1 and 2, Tot 3 and 4, Tot 5, Prealpha, Alpha and Beta lessons for beginner and novice skater.

7-Week Program including:

  • Seven 30-minute lessons
  • Seven practice sessions
  • Free skate and helmet rental

​Only $154*

Hockey Clinic 

​New sessions coming soon

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:

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

Prerequisite: Students must be able to complete all skating skills from 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​​.

Group Lesson Payment and Refund Policy

  • Group lessons, hockey clinic and other class fees offered and purchased at the Lessons Office must be paid in advance to ensure a space in the class. At least two weeks advanced registration is recommended.
  • There are no waitlists. Registrations are first-come (phone or online registration), first serve.
  • All refund requests must be submitted by email to lessons@fairfaxicearena.com. 
  • A refund can be issued only after one class has been taken. The refund is the cost of the class minus the cost of the first class taken, a $25 service charge and a practice card fee if applicable. There are no refunds issued after the second class has been taken.
  • Your practice session card must be returned before any refund or credit is issued.
  • No credits or refunds for missed classes. 

Group Lesson Make-Up Policy

  • One make-up is allowed per 7 or 10 week group lesson series based on class availability.
  • There is no make-up for hockey clinic classes, and other special classes such as camps and holiday shows. 
  • No credits or refunds are issued for missed classes. 
  • 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. There are no make-ups for missed sessions after your class series has ended. 
  • If you know ahead of time that you are going to miss the last day of class, ask your instructor directly to test you.
  • You must miss your class first before scheduling a make-up class with the Lessons Office. 
  • Check-in at the Lessons Office on the day of your scheduled make-up class.