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Cabin John Ice Rink – Group Lessons

Cabin John Ice Rink offers group lessons for skaters age 3 and up, at every level of ability. Whether it’s your first time on the ice, or you’re a routine visitor to the rink there’s a skating course for you!

Our classes range from basic offerings, focusing on the foundation of progressive skills to variations of hockey and figure skating abilities. Learn how to skate in a fun, safe environment with professional skating coaches to help you achieve your ice skating goals. You can find a description of each class, along with it’s Activity number to register, at the bottom of this page.

General Registration and Course Information

2024  Ice Skating & Hockey Class Registration and Class Dates

Registration Dates
Class DatesNo Classes
SummerJune 11-20June 22-August 8July 4
Fall 1August 20-September 4September 9-October 26Oct. 2, 3, 11, 12
Fall 2October 21-29November 1- December 19Nov. 27, 2, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 16, 17
Winter 1December 20-January 1January 3-February 13
Winter 2February 14-20February 22- April 4

*Last days of class listed here assumes all classes meet according to schedule (no snow dates, etc.)

Tips for your first class

  • Wear one pair of thin socks.
  • Helmets and gloves are highly recommended.
  • Arrive at the rink 15 minutes early for your lesson, and 15-20 minutes early for subsequent classes so you have plenty of time to get skates and gear on before class starts.
  • Ask for skates that are size smaller than your shoe size.
  • For an immediate answer to a basic group skating class question, please call the rink at 301-765-8620 to speak to someone at the front desk.
  • Register online at Active Montgomery.

Group Lesson Fees
30-minute group lessons start at $114 per series (six 30-minute lessons)
45-minute group lessons start at $171 per series (six 45-minute lessons)
Lesson fee includes skate rental for each lesson and a practice card good for public skating sessions to practice.
No transfers can be made after the second class has met.

Classes with less than 3 participants will either be refunded or combined with another class.
$35 fee for all returned checks
Fees cannot be prorated
No make-ups or refunds for missed lessons

Parent and Tot and Preschool Ice Skating Classes

These leveled classes are designed for skaters ages 3-5. Fee of $114 includes skate rental plus a practice card good for six public skate session admissions.

Fall 1 Parent and Tot and Preschool Ice Skating Classes (ages 3-5)

These classes are designed for skaters ages 3-5.

Youth Ice Skating Classes

These leveled classes teach the fundamental skills of ice skating from your child’s first steps on the ice to crossovers and turns.

Fall 1 Youth Ice Skating Classes

Teen and Adult Classes

These leveled classes are designed for beginning to experienced skaters who wish to improve their skating skills. Classes will improve physical fitness, balance, and coordination while teaching skaters advancing skills. Fee includes skate rental plus a skating practice card good for admission to public skate sessions to practice skills learned in class.

Fall 1 Teen and Adult Classes

Hockey Classes

These youth and adult leveled hockey classes teach skating skills for hockey, stickhandling, and prepare skaters for a team setting. Skaters should complete Youth Ice Skating 1 or Teen and Adult Ice Skating 1 before registering for a hockey class.

Hockey skaters are required to have the following equipment for class:

Hockey 1: Caged Hockey Helmet, neck guard, Flat stick, Hockey Skates

Hockey 2: Caged hockey helmet, neck guard, stick, hockey skates, Shin guards, hockey gloves, protective cup, mouth guard.

Hockey 3 & up: Caged hockey helmet, neck guard, stick, hockey skates, Shoulder and Elbow pads, hockey pants, curved stick.

We encourage you to visit the shop a few days before your class to get your gear ready for your first class.  Staff can assist with cutting your stick and fitting gear properly. Skaters registered for Hockey 1 and 2 will get a 15% discount on in stock equipment purchased in the Cabin John Ice rink or Wheaton Ice Arena Pro Shops on the gear fitting days before the first class.

Fall 1 Hockey Classes

Figure Skating Classes

Free Skate and Specialty figure skating classes for skaters who have passed Youth Ice Skating 6.

Fall 1 Figure Skating Classes