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Group Lessons


To check the schedule of classes or to register online click here

May 7th – June 22nd schedule now available!

Please see schedule notes below before registering online.

Whether you want to learn to skate, play hockey or figure skate, SkateQuest is the place to start! Designed for ages 3 1/2 through adult, the SkateQuest group lesson program will advance a skater to competitive levels. We offer beginning through advanced levels year round.  Class sizes are limited to no more than 10 students per class.

Please see the Class Descriptions below to determine which class to register for. Star classes are for skaters 6 1/2 and under.

Class Descriptions

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Classes for Beginner Skaters

Pre-Alpha 1 (For ages 6 ½ and above) Designed for children who have never skated or have never had any formal lessons. Skaters will learn the proper way to fall down and get up. Skaters will also learn the following: marching in place, moving, pushing, and gliding, 2 foot hop, dips, forward swizzles, backward wiggles, short 1 foot glides, and an introduction to the snowplow stop.

Star 1 (For ages 6 ½ and younger) Designed for children who have never skated.  Skaters will learn the proper way to fall down and get up. Skaters will also learn standing and marching.

All classes are a half hour and include skate rental and practice passes to be used during basic skills or public practice sessions.

What to Wear

All students should wear a jacket, gloves, and long pants (no jeans). Layers are always recommended as the rink is very cold. Helmets are recommended for anyone participating in Pre-Alpha 1 or 2 and any of the Star classes.

First Day of Class

Arrive 15 minutes early.
Pick-up skates at Skate Rental.
Pick-up Basic Skills Pass at the Front Desk (one pass per student; pass is good for unlimited Basic Skills sessions during enrolled series ).

Future Group Lesson Series Dates

March 3 – May 4. Monday and Sunday cost $152, Wednesday and Saturday $133.***

  • March 29th/March 30th – Saturday classes will be held at their regularly scheduled time Sunday, March 30th.
  • There will be no classes Wednesday, April 2nd or Saturday, April 5th.
  • April 7th: 3:00, 3:30, and 4:00pm classes will be held 30 minutes later than scheduled. There will be no 4:30pm Basic Skills session.
  • There will be no classes Monday, April 14th – Sunday, April 20th.

***Due to inclement weather March 3rd, Monday classes will begin on March 10th and conclude May 5th***

May 7 – June 22. Wednesday cost $133, Sat/Sun $114; Monday $95.

  • Wednesday classes will meet 7 times.
  • Saturday and Sunday classes will meet 6 times.
  • Monday classes will meet 5 times.
  • There will be no classes Memorial day weekend May 24th – 26th.

June 25 – August 23. Cost $152.

September 3 – October 20. Cost $133.

October 22 – December 15. Cost $133.


Broadway on Ice

The Broadway on Ice is open to skaters of all levels.  Skaters will perform in groups to music from some of the most popular musicals to appear on Broadway! More information here.


REFUND POLICY: There are no refunds. There are no credits. Upon signing up, if you know that you will miss classes in the series, you may pro-rate over the phone or in-person. You must, however, submit the dates of absence at the time of registration.

MAKE-UPS: Due to the number of skaters involved in the program, there are no make-ups.

To check the schedule of classes or to register online click here


  • You are currently enrolled in classes until you have received an evaluation form from your instructor
  • Your class will begin in less than 24 hours
  • You have a coupon
  • You will be missing any classes
  • You have a letter of credit


Inclement Weather Policy: Learn to Skate Cancellations will be posted
on our website 2 hours before classes are scheduled to begin.
SkateQuest DOES NOT follow Fairfax County Public School’s cancellations and/or delays.