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. ​​

Group Lessons


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*


Camps, Ice Shows and Competition


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

Group Lesson Student Pro Shop Discount

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.

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. 

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.

SK8, Play, & Learn: For Young Beginner Skaters

Learn to Play Hockey​

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.


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*

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.


  • 3–5 years old 
  • beginner skaters with little to no skating experience


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

Group Lesson Holidays

There are NO GROUP LESSONS held on the following dates:

  • Monday, July 4**
  • Tuesday, July 12, 12:30-1 PM classes*
  • Thursday, July 14, 12:30-1 PM classes*
  • Tuesday, August 2, 12:30-1 PM classes*
  • Thursday, August 4, 12:30-1 PM classes*

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

​*Evening time group lessons will be held on these dates.
**Please note that there are no group lessons on this date. Group lessons WILL BE HELD on Saturday, July 2.

​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, 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.


  • Do not interrupt or distract group lessons, 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 and camera tripods allowed.
  • No large items allowed such as a personal folding chairs.

Are You New to Ice Skating?

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.

Hockey Clinic  

New Session Now Available

July 10- August 28, Sundays, 3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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 includes:

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

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​​.

Face Mask Policy

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 Fairfax Ice Arena is optional for fully vaccinated people.

3779 Pickett Rd., Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 323-1132

Holiday Schedule: July 4

Holiday public ice skating session on July 4, is from ​1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

​There will be no group lessons held on July 4.