New sessions beginning soon. Check back mid February.

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
  • 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 and encouraged for fully vaccinated people.

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. 

​​​​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:

  • Monday, February 21

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 in May.

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, teamwork and showcase their skating skills and growth.

Registration is now open for our Spring Break Skating Camp. Space is limited.

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.
  • Do not stand at the entrance doors to the ice. Keep the entrances to the ice clear.
  • Do not walk or stand on the ice without any ice skates.
  • No flash photography.

Camps, Ice Shows and Competition

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

3779 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 323-1132

Group Lessons

Holiday Public Ice Skating ​​​​

Monday, January 24, 11:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Admission: $9.50 (per person, all ages)     
​Skate Rental: $4 (per person, all ages)

There will be Group Lessons held on January 24

Weather-Related Closures 

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. ​​

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 level group lessons are called "Tot 1 and 2" for ages 4-6 and "Pre Alpha" for ages 7-13 and 14 and up.




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*


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*

Hockey Clinic  

​New session beginning 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​​.