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Wheaton Ice Arena

Girls skatingWheaton Ice logo11717 Orebaugh Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-649-2424 (FAX)
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Wheaton Ice Arena Management Staff
Gina Finney, Facility Manager
Jay Lilly, Skating Director
Casey Murdough, Building Superintendent & Ice Technician

Wheaton Ice Arena is one of the two ice skating facilities owned and managed by Montgomery Parks (M-NCPPC) and is located in Wheaton Regional Park in Wheaton, Maryland. Open year-round, this NHL size rink offers sessions for all skating abilities and interests. Programs are offered for recreational, freestyle, and hockey. Also offered are a warming room, party rooms, pro shop, and snack bar and workout facility.


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Park Play Days at Wheaton Ice
Special Events

Skating Schedules
Session Descriptions and Pricing
Skating Tips & Rules
Group Discounts, Discount Ticket Books & Gift Cards
Group Lesson Information
Private Lesson Information
Wheaton Workout Center
Check out our low monthly rate!
Pro Shop
Snack Bar
Party Rooms
Summer Camps
Leased Ice
Club Information

Special Events & Announcements

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Montgomery Parks facilities follow Montgomery County Government closings (not Montgomery Country Public School closings). We'll keep you informed with up-to-date information regarding closures on this site as well as on Facebook and Twitter.You may also sign up to receive the latest Parks Alerts as they happen through the county's Alert Montgomery system.

If our building loses power, our phones do not work and you will hear a busy signal.


National Skating Month LogoJanuary is National Skating Month!

Check out all the specials we're having this month at Wheaton Ice Arena!



Group Lessons Information

Learn-to-skate group lessons for all ages and abilities are offered all year long. From hockey to basic skating to jumps and spins, we have a lesson program to fit your needs! Group Lesson schedules are currently online at

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Montgomery Parks Summer Camps Registration!

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Summer Camps Registration Is Underway at Montgomery Parks!

Montgomery Parks offers fun-filled half- and whole-day summer camps throughout June, July and most of August. Camps are open to all children in Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, Prince George's and beyond. Be sure to check out Camps that offer Early Bird Registration discounts! It's easy to find your favorite camps with our new search tool. Click to start your search!

Winter 2 Group Lesson Registration

Register for Winter 1 classes beginning December 20Online registration for the Winter 2  series of Group Lessons opens Sunday, February 15 for Montgomery County residents and Monday February 16 for everyone. Online Registration ends Thursday February 19th, classes begin Saturday February 21. You can get a sneak peek at the Winter 2 classes at Wheaton Ice Arena at

We've adopted the US Figure Skating Association's Basic Skills Curriculum, which is used in rinks across the country. This conversion chart will show you which class is best for you based on our previous curriculum. Group Lessons for all ages and abilities are offered all year long. From hockey to basic skating to jumps and spins - we have a lesson program to fit your needs.

Group Lesson Fees

  • Group Lesson Fee - $99 per series (six 30-minute lessons)
  • Advanced Group Lessons - $149 per series (six 45-minute lessons)
  • Fee includes skate rental for the lesson, and a pass good for 6 FREE admissions and skate rentals for public sessions, valid until the start of the next lesson series. This pass cannot be replaced if lost or stolen, so hang on to it!
  • Parent & Tot lessons are also available for beginner figure skating and hockey lessons. Fee is $99.00 for child, and no charge for parent (parent must know basics of skating).

Please Note

  • $5 fee for switching classes (non-refundable). No transfers can be made after the second class has met.
  • $10 ice service fee for late registration (non-refundable)
  • $35 fee for all returned checks
  • Fees are not pro-rated
  • No refunds and no makeup classes for missed sessions

For more information on group lessons, check out our Class Descriptions

Registration Procedures

Students may register for classes by mail, in person or online at Fees must be paid at time of registration. Make checks payable to M-NCPPC. Master Card and Visa welcome.

The easiest way to register? ParkPASS, of course! Visit to sign up for classes any time (day or night!). Please create your free ParkPASS account a couple of days before registrations begin, as it can take up to 48 hours to receive your ParkPASS confirmation, customer number and PIN number. If you already have a ParkPASS account but can't remember your account number and/or PIN number, please call the ParkPASS Help Desk at 301-495-2580 (M- F, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) or email and they'll help you out.

Onsite registration hours: Tuesday - Friday 12:00pm - 8:00pm & Saturday - Sunday 9:30am - 8:00pm.

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Skating Schedules

Please check the schedule below for all of our skating sessions (Public, Freestyle, Dance, Pick-up Hockey, etc.).

January 2015 Skating Schedule Rev01/11/15

February 2015 Skating Schedule Rev01/23/15

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Session Descriptions & Skating Fees

Tot (3-4) $3.50
Child (5-10)
Weekdays (except holidays)
Regular (11+)
Every day
Seniors (60+)
Weekdays (except holidays)
(General and Adult sessions only)
Weekend & Holidays (All Ages 5 & up) $6.50
Cheapskate1 $6.50
Skate Rental $3.25 tax included
Dance (per 2 hours) $12.00
Pick-Up Hockey and Stick-N-Puck $12.00
Freestyle $12.00
Parent & Tot Skating2 $3.50

Pick-Up Hockey - 18 and Older ONLY, FULL GEAR REQUIRED.

Stick-N-Puck - Gear Requirement: 18 and Older: Helmet, Gloves, Stick, and Skates; Under 18: FULL GEAR REQUIRED (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Freestyle - During Freestyle skating sessions, skaters work on jumps, spins, footwork, and a combination of the three set to a program of music. Freestyle moves may not be practiced during public session times.

Dance - Ice dancing consists of set dance patterns in a program set to music. Skaters should have a grasp of edges, three turns, and mohawks to begin ice dancing. Dance sessions are offered at both rinks. See the rink schedules for dance sessions or freestyle/dance (mixed). Couples may not practice dance moves during public session times.

For the safety and enjoyment of all skaters, Wheaton Ice Arena requires skaters to follow our rules and etiquette during all sessions, including Freestyle, Dance, Mixed Use, and Private Lesson Ice.

For information concerning Freestyle or Dance sessions, please call the rink at 301-905-3000.

NOTE:1 Fee includes admission and rental skates. Please check public session schedule for exact times. These rates are not in effect on national or Montgomery County Public School holidays.

NOTE:2 Fee includes admission and rental skates for both parent and tot. During the summer months Parent & Tot sessions are held on some Fridays from 11:15am to 12:15pm. Please check the monthly facility calendar for exact dates.

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Visit Our Pro Shop!

Please visit our Pro Shop for great sale prices on select CCM, Reebok and Easton hockey skates, as well as hockey gear and hockey sticks. The Pro Shop is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. See Pro Shop below for specific hours and details.

Skating Tips & Rules

  • To protect skaters from cold temperatures, injury from skate blades and rough ice in the event of falling, hats and gloves or mittens should be worn.
  • Skates should be 1/2 to 1 size smaller than the skater's street-shoe size. Skaters should wear one pair of thin socks or tights for maximum support. A skate should be unlaced before being put on, and then tightly re-laced. If a skater's heel lifts up and down or there is inadequate ankle support, a smaller ice skate should be worn. If toes feel cramped in the skate boot, a larger size should be worn.
  • Admission and skate rental tickets may be purchased 30 minutes before sessions begin.
  • Schedules may be subject to changes without notice.
  • Rinks reach capacity on weekends and holidays. Please plan to arrive early.
  • Children 8 and under must be accompanied by someone 16 or older.
  • People with disabilities who need assistance, please call the facility.
  • For a full list of rink rules and guidelines please click here

Group Discounts, Discount Ticket Books & Gift Cards

Group rates are available Monday-Friday for organized groups of ten or more people attending Public Skates between 9am and 6pm. Arrangements must be made at least 48 hours in advance to obtain the reduced rate of $6.50 per person (includes skate rental). Call us for details. Group discount rates are not in effect on national or Montgomery County Public School holidays, and may not be available during all sessions.

Discount ticket books (10 tickets per book) are available for $55.00. Tickets are good for admission for all ages. Discount tickets do not guarantee admission if rink is filled to capacity, not refundable if lost, and does not include skate rentals.

Special Events & Promotions

A father and son skating at Wheaton Ice Arena during the Parent & Tot skateParent & Tot Skates

Looking for a fun, healthy and affordable activity to do with your toddler? Come skating at Wheaton Ice! You and your toddler can skate on most Friday mornings 11:15am-12:15pm (please check our monthly calendar for a few exception dates) for just $3.50 - includes admission and rental skates for both! Admission for additional tots (ages 4 and younger) is $3.50.


Teens skate Friday nights at Wheaton Ice ArenaTeen Skate

C'mon — the mall's so yesterday. Grab your friends and come out to Wheaton Ice Arena on Friday nights from 8:15pm - 10:15pm for Teen Sk8. Good fun with friends, great music and an excellent workout, too. With your student ID pay only $6.50 for admission and skates!

Montgomery Parks ParkPASS Gift CardGive the Gift of Fun with a Montgomery Parks Gift Card

These great new Montgomery Parks gift cards are good at almost all Montgomery Parks facilities, and can be used to pay for...
* Classes and programs, public skating sessions, skate rentals, Pro Shop and snack bar purchases at both ice rinks
* Classes, spot time or Pro Shop purchases at the tennis centers
* Classes at the four Parks Nature Centers
* Boat rentals at Lake Needwood and Black Hill Boats
* Classes at South Germantown Driving Range...and much more!
Load any dollar amount you like onto your card--the cards never expire and can be reloaded at any time. They're currently available for purchase at Wheaton Indoor Tennis, Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center, Wheaton Ice Arena and Cabin John Ice Rink, with plans to expand to other Montgomery Parks facilities soon. Get one today for yourself or a fun-loving friend!

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Skate for your School Logo“Skate for your School” is a great fund-raising program at Wheaton Ice Arena. In a nutshell, you schedule a skate date, you spread the word throughout the community about your skate date and ask people to come skating (at a reduced rate) to support your school. After the skate date, we give 15% of the total admissions back to your school. It’s easy to organize, great exercise, and fiscally responsible, too. Contact Jay Lilly at 301-905-3004 to set up a skate date for your school soon. (Minimum 30 skaters) Skate for your School Brochure

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Private Lesson Information

Private lessons are available for $30 and up per half hour, plus applicable admission fee (and if needed, $3.25 skate rental). Arrangements for private lessons must be made with the individual instructor, and are subject to ice time and instructor availability.

For more information on private lessons, please review our private lesson brochure. If you're interested in private lessons, please contact the instructor directly.

Guest Coaches - We welcome visiting coaches on a case-by-case basis. Please download and return the Visiting Coach Agreement and Code of Conduct forms and return both along with a current certificate of insurance to the Skating Director at least 48 hours in advance of your request for approval. You will be notified if/when you are approved.

Please note: Only contracted Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) instructors may teach private and/or group lessons and charge a fee at Wheaton Ice Arena.

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Wheaton Workout Center

The Workout Center in Wheaton Ice Arena is open for use! This small but mighty fitness room features quality Cybex equipment, including:

    Man on chest press machine at Wheaton Ice new workout centerwoman working out on a lateral pulldown machine at Wheaton Ice Arena's new workout center
  • Shoulder press machine
  • Recumbent bike
  • Arc crosstrainer
  • Lateral pulldown machine
  • Chest press machine
  • Treadmills
  • Leg press machine and more!

The Wheaton Workout Center is an excellent and convenient place for skaters to work out and increase their strength, flexibility and stamina.

Personal trainers are available, membership or drop in fees are additional to the trainer fees. Arrangements for private trainers must be made directly with the instructor, and are subject to availability. Please check out our brochure for more information.

Purchase your membership today! See the levels of membership in the chart below, then check with the front desk to sign up. All you need is a picture i.d. (driver's license, passport, etc.) showing proof of age and residence, and payment (cash, checks and Visa & MasterCard are all accepted). Once you're a member, just drop by the front desk and sign in, then have a great workout! Workout Center members/users are also welcome to use the shower facilities on site after working out.

Workout Center Hours of Operation


Hours of Operation:

Monday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday: Noon-10:00pm
Thursday: Noon-10:00pm
Friday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am-10:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am-11:00pm
Please note: Hours of operation are subject to change.

Drop-in* $ 5.00
Monthly $15.00 (for a limited time)
Annual $125.00
1-Hour Full Room Rental $100.00

SPECIAL OFFER! Get your first month FREE with any Membership (new memberships only)! Yes, you can combine this with the $15 monthly promo rate!
Please note: Only contracted Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) instructors may teach private and/or group lessons and charge a fee at Wheaton Ice Arena.

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Pro Shop

The Wheaton Pro Shop offers an extensive line of skating equipment and accessories for the hockey player, figure skater, or recreational skater (skating boots, blades, figure sets and apparel, blade mounting, custom fitting, skate sharpening). Call for information 301-905-3000. Current group lessons students receive 10% off all purchases over $100 (excluding Glacier Skates) and 10% off all protective hockey gear! Check out our Black Friday Specials above under the "Special Events and Announcements"

Blade Mounting (2-3 days)
$20.00 (includes waterproofing)
Heat Molding 
On-the-Spot Skate Sharpening*
Skate Sharpening: Figure Skates (2 days)**
Skate Sharpening: Hockey Skates (2 days)**
Skate Punch 
Skate Stretching (2-3 days)***
Waterproofing (2-3 days)
Final Mount/Screw Replacement
Screw Replacement $1.00/screw
All other Repairs $5.00
* Please check with a customer service representative to see if a skate sharpener is available (availability can not be guaranteed over the phone - only in person).
** Skates will be sharpened with a standard half-inch hollow. 
All other radius depths will be charged the $12.00 fee.
*** Skates are stretched for 24 hours. 
Turn-around time for skates is based on availability of stretching machine
Skates that are not picked up after 30 days from date of service will be discarded. 
Please do not leave guards or soakers with your skates.
Payment is due at the time that the skates are dropped off for service.

Pro Shop Hours:
Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday: 4:00pm- 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Skates may be dropped off for sharpening at the front desk outside of above hours (during facility hours of operation).

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Snack Bar

The Snack Bar is open year-round Friday through Sunday during most public sessions and offers a variety of great hot and cold drinks, snacks and quick meals, including hot dogs, pizza, cookies, french fries, hot pretzels, bagels, soup, nachos, chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, slap shot combos.The snack bar is also open during public sessions on most school holidays and during winter and spring break.

Party Rooms

Planning a birthday party or celebration? Have the coolest event or birthday party ever! Party Rooms are available at Wheaton Ice Arena for birthday, office, and holiday parties at very reasonable rates.
$50.00 an hour
secures a private room with tables and chairs for up to 25 people (adults and/or children). Bring your own festive decorations for your special day (no confetti, please).

Food packages for your party group are available:

  • Pizza (16" / 8 slices) Cheese $13.00, Pepperoni $15.00
  • Soda (per pitcher/gallon size): $5.50

Please call 301-905-3000 and speak to a front office representative to reserve your party room. Party Room rental fees must be paid in full at time of application (please make your check payable to M-NCPPC).

Onsite reservation hours: Tuesday - Thursday 12:00-8:00pm, Friday 10:30am-8:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-8:00pm.

Party Brochure
Birthday Party Application Form

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Leased Ice

Prices begin at $340.00 per hour for ice time. Please contact the rink for more information.

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Park Play Days at Wheaton Ice Arena

Park Play Day LogoNo school? No problem! Bring your 6-12 year-olds to Wheaton Ice for a Park Play Day! On many of the days Montgomery County Public Schools are off, Park Play Days are on! Your kids will enjoy a day full of fun, including ice skating lessons, tennis, arts & crafts, and fun team games and sports. Ice skating lessons are given by professional instructors; activities may vary depending on the group's size and interests. Fee for all activities: $40. Registration is accepted online at or in person at Wheaton Ice Arena when the Play Days are scheduled. Park Play Days are also available at Cabin John Ice .

Club Information

Information on clubs and organizations for adult and youth hockey, speed skating and figure skating is available by visiting their web sites:

DC Edge Synchronized Skating Team
Hockey North America
Montgomery Youth Hockey Association
Potomac Speed Skating Club
United Capital Blades Speedskating Club
Washington Figure Skating Club
WISA (Wheaton Ice Skating Academy)

Wheaton Figure Skating Team


How Are We Doing?

If you've recently taken a class or attended a Public Skating Session or just dropped by to get some information, we'd like to hear about your experience. Please by fill out a quick 10-question online survey

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Date of last update: December 6, 2014