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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.
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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 and beginner level students will attend an orientation with staff. The orientation will be held in the lobby 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. Please do not stand in front of the entrances onto the ice.
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 clothing to keep you warm and dry, and is easy to move in; thin or medium weight long socks; 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. Beginner level students should expect to be sitting and kneeling on the ice, and touching the ice.
Am I required to wear a face mask?
Effective July 1, 2021, wearing a face covering at the Fairfax Ice Arena will be optional for fully vaccinated people. We require properly wearing a face covering inside the facility, on and off the ice, if you have not been fully vaccinated. Face coverings are still required for our unvaccinated guests under 12 and must be worn while inside the facility, on and off the ice.
What is included with the group lessons?
Depending on your skating level, classes consist of 7 or 10 30-minute lessons once a week, skate rental, 7 or 10 practice sessions which are public skate session admissions and skate rental; and a test on the last day of your class.
When are group lessons held?
We have Group lessons on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays. Hockey clinic classes are held on Sundays. Each series of group lesson and hockey clinic is held once a week during the specific day and time with a starting and end date. View upcoming lessons schedule and register online.
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 can purchase an ISI badge (optional).
Many students who have completed the maneuvers of their freestyle level in a freestyle class and can register for the next level. However, you cannot purchase your ISI freestyle badge until you complete a solo program. During the class, ask your instructor for more information on how you can be tested you for the solo program.
What are practice sessions and how do I use it?
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). The Lessons Office issues a card of practice sessions for current students. Your card can be picked up at the Lessons Office when you check-in for your first day class. Your practice session card expires on the last day of class. The date of your last day of class is noted on the card. Students and parents / guardians of students are responsible for their practice session cards. Practice session cards will not be reissued or replaced.
To use your practice session card you must present your card to the Box Office to claim your public session admission and present it to the skate rental counter to claim your rental skate.
I forgot my practice session card, can I still skate the public session?
If you do not have your practice card to present to the Box Office, you must pay for admission and skate rental to receive admission and skate rental to skate the public session. No refund for the paid admission and skate rental will be issued at a later time in exchange to mark your card.
I have used up all my practice session card and my class isn't over, but I want to skate.
If you have used up your practice card and would like to attend more public skate sessions, you must pay for public session 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 $67 and is good to use for 10 admissions at any of our public skating sessions. The discount skating card does not include skate rental.
I have lost my practice session card. Can I get a new one?
Students and parents / guardians of students are responsible for their practice session cards. Practice session cards will not be reissued or replaced. To attend public skate sessions, you must pay for public session 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 $67 and is good to use for 10 admissions at any of our public skating sessions. The discount skating card does not include skate rental.
How much should students practice?
We recommend that students practice on the ice at least once a week. Students should come out and skate during public session to practice what you have learned in class before you have your test on the last day of your class.
Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before class time and check-in at the lessons office.
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 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.
Customers, patrons, and spectators inside our facility should not interrupt group lessons, coaches and students on and off the ice rink, and should stay clear of the entrances to the ice rink.
Required equipment: Helmet (full face mask), elbow pads, hockey gloves, shin guards, stick, athletic supporter.
*Weekday group lesson prices. Weekend group lessons are slightly higher.
3779 Pickett Road, 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 for figure skating and hockey. 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).
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New to Ice Skating?
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 or Prealpha for ages 7-13 and 14 and up.
Group lessons and hockey clinic fees 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 or the practice session card must be returned before any refund or credit is issued. Credits or refunds are not given for missed classes.
One make-up is allowed per 7 or 10 week series of group lessons based on class availability. There is no make-up for hockey clinic 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. If you know ahead of time that your are going to miss 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. On the day of your make-up class, the student must check-in at the Lessons Office before stepping out onto the ice rink.
A private lesson is a great way to get additional coaching on the skills that you are learning in group lessons. Private lessons are held during public ice skating sessions and freestyle sessions (for higher level figure skaters).
The private lesson student and or the parent/guardian of the student is responsible for the payments of:
All payments to coaches for a prescheduled private lesson must be made online. If you have any questions regarding online payments, please contact email@example.com.
Schedule Your First Private Lesson
To schedule your first private lesson with an instructor, please fill out the private lesson request form below. Please select as many days and times that you are available.
We will follow up with you in two weeks minimum. Please be advised that our instructors may already have full schedules, especially during the busy fall and winter months, and leading up to competitions, and our annual I.S.I. Competition in May. If you have any questions regarding your private lesson request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.