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 4 April lessons will be held March 21 - 28 with classes beginning April 4 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 1. Registration can be completed in person, over the phone or via mail. More information can be found in our Summer Programs brochure.

Summer Skate

A comprehensive day camp caters to children aged 6 to 13, regardless of their skill level. Throughout this week-long program, campers engage in a diverse range of activities. Rental skates are provided. Participants are required to bring along snacks, drinks, and lunch. The full-day camps are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the weeks of July 15 and August 19.

Small Skate

Half-day camps are available for kids ages 3 through 6 years for all levels. On ice instruction, as well as on and off ice games, are scheduled daily. Rental skates are included. The Small Skate camp will be offered from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. during the weeks of July 29 and August 12.

Specialty Camps

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. Freestyle Camp will be offered from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. the week of July 8-12.
  • Performance/Synchro Skills Clinic: Designed for skaters at the Alpha level and beyond, this clinic focuses on enhancing performance and exploring synchronized skating. It's an excellent opportunity to preview what the Bowie ISI Team has in store for the upcoming season. This specialized clinic will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. on August 12-16.
  • Hockey Camps: Specialty camps for hockey players are offered during the summer. Dedicated Hockey will offer camps the weeks of July 22 and August 5 and Network Hockey will offer evening clinics during July and August. Stay tuned for more information.

If you need additional information on program offerings at Bowie Ice Arena, please call 301-809-3090.