Lessons and Camps
Learn-to-Skate Group Lessons
The Ice Arena offers group lessons for children as young as 18 months of age through adults. All levels are offered throughout the season. The learn-to-skate program is a recreational skating program sanctioned through the Ice Skating Institute.
Take advantage of discounts available for early bird registration, residents, beginners, and families. Summer Group Lessons are offered in July and August on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings. A series consists of seven half-hour classes, skate rental during the lesson and a seven-admission public session pass.
Lessons are offered during the fall/winter months with new classes beginning in October, December, February and April.
The fall/winter learn-to-skate brochure has information about classes for October through April. Registration for Series 2 December/January learn to skate classes will be held November 16-29 with classes beginning December 1 for all ages and levels.
In addition to group lessons, our coaching staff is available for private lessons. Private lessons are arranged directly with one of our qualified instructors or through our Skating Director. Please contact the Ice Arena at 301-809-3090.
During July and August, the Ice Arena holds skating camps for children as young as 3 years of age through 15 years of age, all levels. Skaters enjoy on-ice instruction, on-ice games/music, off-ice games and crafts. Campers perform in a show at the end of the week for the parents. Registration for next summer's camps will begin March 1st. Registration can be completed in person, over the phone or via mail.
Full-day camp is offered for children ages 6 to 13 for all levels. Campers will participate in a variety of activities during the week-long camp. Rental skates are included. Campers need to pack snacks, drinks and lunch.
Half-day camps for ages 3 through 6 years for all levels. On ice instruction, on and off ice games are scheduled daily. Rental skates are included.
The Ice Arena also has opportunities for more advanced skaters to sharpen their skills with the specialty training camps for hockey and figure skating.
- Freestyle Skate: An advanced camp is offered for skaters who are Freestyle 1 level and above. Gamma/Delta level students may register with coach's permission. Freestyle camp includes on and off ice instruction, strength and conditioning training, power skating, harness work and choreography.
- Performance/Synchro Skills Clinic: This clinic is for skaters in Alpha level and above who want to learn more about performance and synchronized skating skills. It's a great way to see what the Bowie ISI Team has to offer for the upcoming season.
- Hockey Camps: Specialty camps for hockey players are offered during the summer. Details will be posted as they become available.
If you need additional information on program offerings at Bowie Ice Arena, please call 301-809-3090.