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Wheaton Ice Arena – Lessons

Children Ice Skating
People practicing hockey
girls doing spirals in class

Group Lessons

Wheaton Ice Arena 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 at Wheaton Ice Arena!

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.

For complete class descriptions or SIGN UP, visit ActiveMONTGOMERY.org

Spring 2024 Series

Class Dates: April 24-June 12, 2024 (no classes May 26-29, June 5-6)

Summer 2024 Series

Online Registration: June 11-20

Class Dates: June 18-23 (Tuesday classes only) and June 22-Aug. 8

Fall 2024 Series

Fall 1 2024: Registration dates are August 20-September 4. Class dates are September 9 to October 26. There are no classes on October 2, 3, 11, and 12.

Fall 2 2024: Registration dates are October 21-29. Class dates are November 1 to December 19. There are no classes November 27 to December 1.

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

Wheaton Pro Shop Hours

Thursday and Friday: 4-9 pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 am-4 pm


Parent and Tot and Preschool Ice Skating Classes

These leveled classes are designed for skaters ages 3-5. Fees include skate rental plus a practice card good for six public skate session admissions.

Summer 2024 Parent and Tot and Preschool classes


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. Fees include skate rental plus a practice card good for public skate session admissions.

Summer 2024 Youth Ice Skating Classes


Teen and Adult Ice Skating Classes

These leveled classes are designed for skaters ages 13 and up who are 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.

Summer 2024 Teen and Adult Ice Skating Classes


Figure Skating Classes

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

Summer 2024 Free Skate Classes


Hockey Classes

These youth 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, Flat stick, Hockey Skates

Hockey 2: Caged hockey helmet, stick, hockey skates, Shin guards, hockey gloves, protective cup, mouthguard

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

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.

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.

Summer 2024 Youth Hockey Classes