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Washington Elite Skating School

Ice Skating Lesson Information
November 14, 2014 - thru March 11, 2015
A variety of lessons for all ages and skill levels is offered through the Skate with U.S. program designed by the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Skaters looking for more one-on-one attention may make an appointment for a private lesson. Special group lesson rates are available for parties of 10 or more.

Class Fee:
One Session - (5) 30 minute lessons               = $135
Full Season - (3) sessions (November-March)  = $375
30 Minute "Pick-Up" (Walk-in Group Lesson)   = $  30

Class fee includes:

  • complimentary skate rental
  • ice time during lesson with one (1) hour practice time before or after the lesson

When you register for the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program, you receive:

  • an official US Figure Skating Basic Skills Membership card
  • a brightly colored record book with stickers to track your progress throughout the lessons
  • membership year patch
  • basic skills edition of SKATING magazine

*There is an additional $12 one-time charge per skater per season for group lesson registration for US Figure Skating Basic Skills Membership.

Tuition must be paid in advance to assure a space in the group classes. Group lessons consist of three (3) or more skaters.


Session 1
Nov. 15–Dec. 21, 2014
Nov. 14, 2014, 4-7pm

Session 2
Jan. 3–Feb. 4, 2015
Dec. 20, 2014, 10am–1pm

Session 3
Feb. 7–Mar. 11, 2015

Feb. 7, 2015, 10am - 1pm

Pick-Up Classes
Register 15 minutes before an on-going class. Fee - $30
*You can also register 15 minutes early on the day of your first “on-going” group lesson class. Call ahead of time to confirm that the class is “on-going” and to reserve a space. Weekend group lessons 5-skater minimum.  Weekday group lessons 8-skater minimum. 

- (202) 216-9397 or email
- (202) 436-5114 or email

Custom Group Lesson
30 minutes-$30per person (5 person minimum)
– includes admission and skate rental.  Deposit required.  Call for availability.

Birthday Party Lesson for Children
30 minutes $12 per child (8 child minimum).
Reservations must be made a minimum of 7 days in advance.  50% deposit due for booking. Admission for ice time and the cost of skate rental are purchased separately.


If the ice rink is closed due to weather, cancelled lessons will be made up the following week with one hour classes.

Private Lessons* By appointment 7 days a week
Made by appointment 7 days a week.  Call Emme Porter at (202) 436-5114, or email
$46 for 30 minutes | $69 for 45 minutes | $92 for 1 hour
$225 for private lesson cards

*Private lessons are intended for 1 student, additional students are $15 each (maximum 3)

*Private lessons are taught in increments of 30 minutes, 45 minutes or 1 hour.
Admission and skate rental (if needed) are purchased separately.



Saturdays: 10am - 12pm
"Mom/Dad & Me"— (preschoolers 3–5 w/adult) (helmet required)
Tiny Skater 1/2 – (ages 3-6) (helmet required)
Basic 1/2 – (ages 6 and up)
Basic 3/4 – (all ages)
Basic 5/6—(all ages)
Kids Free Skate—(all ages – pre-requisite completed basic skills)
Adult 1
Hockey 1/2

Mondays: 6pm - 7pm
Monday: 6pm -7pm
Basic 1/2 - (all ages)
Basic 3/4 – (all ages)
Basic 5/6—(all ages)
Kids Free Skate – (all ages – pre-requisite completed basic skills)
Adult 1/2/3

Lesson times are 10am and 12pm on Saturday mornings or Monday evenings at 6:00pm or 7pm. Your lesson time will be assigned after all registrations have been received and students have been grouped by age and/or ability level. You may choose between Saturday and Monday, only the time slot is assigned. We cannot guarantee your lesson time until the class rosters have been finalized approximately one week prior to your first class meeting. Please note that your space is not confirmed until payment has been received.

Birthday/Holiday/Special Party and School Groups

Sat. 12-12:30 pm and by appointment



Tips for Success:

Proper Attire: Layered, warm clothing that does not restrict movement, in addition to gloves and helmets, are
recommended for beginners for outdoor skating.

Parking: Free parking on Madison Drive Saturdays and Sundays, and 3-hour limit weekdays. Meters are located on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street surrounding the rink.

Metrorail/Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter or Smithsonian

Please note: if ice resurfacing/cleanings do occur, group classes and private lessons may start or end 10–15 minutes later.

Thank you for skating at the most beautiful rink in DC!

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