Ice skating is a great activity for Girl Scouts, birthday parties, family, school, organization and social group events, corporate parties and more. Hold your next event with us.

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
8:30 PM - 9:45 PM

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
8:30 PM - 9:45 PM

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM
8:30 PM - 9:45 PM

Skate rental can be purchased in-person at the Box Office when you come in for your public skating session reservation. Rental skates are available in full sizes only. Skates must fit snugly. We recommend wearing 1/2 to a full size smaller than your shoe size. Wear thin or medium weight long socks for optimal fit. 

Special Admission Rates

Select the button above to make your reservations for public skating sessions, and create an account.

Reservations are for admission only and does not include skate rental. Skate rental is an additional $4 per person and can be purchased in-person when you come in for your public skating session reservation. 

Weather Closures​
All closures and cancellation announcements due to weather will be posted here on the website and on our social media platforms.

Space is limited.  Online registration is required.  ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. Online registration ​closes 45 minutes before each session starts. Walk-ins may be available based on space remaining.

Cancellations must be submitted 24 hours before the start of your session reservation. For cancellations, call (703) 323-1132 to speak with a manager or email

Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before you skate and leave no later than 15 minutes after you skate. 

​​Recommended clothing and gear

Weekend (beginning on Friday evening sessions) and Holiday Admission Rates  
$9.50 (all ages) ​

​​​Discount Skating Card         $67 
Save on public skating admissions. Purchase our discount skating card good to use for 10 admissions at any of our public skating sessions. The use of the discount skating card does not include skate rental. The card can be purchased at the box office during public session hours.

Please note that due to our policy regarding registering online ahead of time for public sessions, newly purchased discount skating cards will now appear as credits on your account after 72 hours of creating your account.

If you had purchased a discount card in the past, create an account online and submit your practice cards with your name and phone number to the box office during public session hours. Please allow up to 72 hours after creating your account and submitting your card for the credits to appear in your account.

If you have any questions or are unable to access your discount skating credits after 72 hours of creating your account and submitting your physical discount skating cards, contact 


Wear warm, comfortable clothing, thin or medium weight long socks, gloves and a jacket. Dressing in layers is recommended. We have free kids and adult helmets available at the skate rental desk, but skaters may bring their own helmets. Knee and elbow pads without an outer plastic shell is optional and recommended for beginners. 

Homeschool Admission Rate     $3.50  (Currently unavailable)
The homeschool admission rate is available during our public ice skating session on Wednesdays, 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. only during our Fall, Winter and Spring season. Skate rental is not included in the admission rate.


​​Summer Group Admission Rate     $4.00 ​  (Currently unavailable)
Planning a summer camp and school outing? Come out and skate! Camps and schools with 15 or more people can reserve the Summer group rate special, available June 1–August 31, during our Monday–Friday public skating hours. Reservations must be made 72-hours in advance. Skate rental is not included in the admission rate.

Have some fun on the ice with your friends and family. Fairfax Ice Arena has offered year- round public ice skating since 1973, and was the first indoor ice rink facility in the Washington, DC area.


Weekday Admission Rates
$8.50 (all ages) ​

Parties, Fundraisers + Ice Rentals

​11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
​8:30 PM - 9:45 PM


1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
​3:20 PM - 4:35 PM
4:55 PM - 6:10PM
8:05 PM - 9:20 PM

​1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
​3:20 PM - 4:35 PM
4:55 PM - 6:10 PM​​

Make Reservations for Public Skating Session

3779 Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA 22031

Fairfax Ice Arena

Face masks must be worn during public skating.

Private Lesson Skaters
Skaters with scheduled private lessons during public skating session hours are required to register for public skating sessions online ahead of time. No exceptions. If you are not registered for the public session and the session is full, you must reschedule your private lesson.

​Skate Rental Rates
Ice Skate Rental                $4.00
Hockey Skate Rental        $4.00​​

​​​​​​(703) 323-1132