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Johnny’s IceHouse West

2550 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 243-4441

Johnny’s IceHouse East

1350 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-5555


Youth Programs




Ages 4 - 7

The Annex rink has given us the opportunity to expand our youth programs and grow Chicago youth hockey. All Learn to Skate classes are held in the annex training rink, attached to the west wall of Johnny’s IceHouse West. 


  • Skates can be laced up in the lobby of the rink.

  • A healthy vending machine is available for refreshments and snacks.

  • There is a mezzanine with bleachers overlooking the ice where parents are able to sit and  watch the class.



These classes are for total beginners who have never skated before, including kids who require walkers and those who are still walking on the ice rather than gliding. Watch the video for an overview of what will be taught.





Students need to have passed Beginner to register for Intermediate. They will need to be able to push and glide, snowplow stop, turn both ways, and have an intro to backwards skating. Watch the video for an overview of what will be taught.


  • Learn to Skate Beginner & Intermediate Skating are for children ages 4-7. Children must be at least 4 years old at the start of the session and no older than 7 at the end of the session.


  • You must pass Beginner or equivalent class before advancing to the Intermediate class or Skates & Sticks.


  • Our 8-10 y/o skating class has been changed to 8-10 y/o Hockey. This will cover both skating and hockey skills for beginner and intermediate level skaters. Visit our Skates & Sticks page for more info.



Due to class size restrictions, participants must sign up for a specific day of the week and cannot attend alternate days. All fees are non-refundable and there are no make up days. Classes are offered year round. 



A completed online registration agreement and full payment is due prior to the skater’s first class. Customers currently enrolled in the class are allowed to pre-register and will have 48 hours to register before the link is made public.



An email will be sent to all current customers with pre registration information.


NEW! Drop-in Open Skate Saturdays 11am-11:50am for Ages 4-10 years. Cost is $20 per drop-in paid to the Coach, held at Johnny's West in the Annex. You do not need to be registered for drop-in and this cannot be used as a make-up class for other classes. All levels welcome, walkers available for beginners. All participants will need skates, a helmet and gloves.




Pre-Registration for the 2018 Winter Session for current customers enrolled in the Fall session will begin Monday, December 4th at noon. Public Registration for the 2018 Winter Session will begin Wednesday, December 6th at noon. Registration for Youth Classes is online only. The 2018 Winter Session will begin Monday, January 8th and run through Sunday, April 1st.

Registration Fee

$225 (12 Weeks - Fall Session)

Register Here for the Fall!




Beginner - SATURDAYS 10AM

Beginner - SUNDAYS 10:20AM



Registration for the Fall Session is



The Fall Session will start Monday, 9/18 and run through Sunday, 12/17.


There is a week off for Thanksgiving and also no class 10/29, a make-up will be held 1/7.



For questions about our youth program please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




  • Johnny's IceHouse does not rent skates or helmets. Students must bring their own skates & helmet.
  • All participants must have their own medical/accident insurance.
  • Children must wear skates, a hockey helmet with a cage, gloves, and layered athletic clothing.
  • All participants must pre-register and pay.
  • Skaters are not allowed on the ice until an instructor tells them it's okay.
  • Parents are not allowed on the ice for this program. We encourage parents to watch from the stands to keep from distracting the kids.
  • Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to start time to put on equipment.
  • Have skaters go to the bathroom before getting on the ice.
  • Use the locker rooms to get your child ready to skate. (JIH is not responsible for lost or stolen items.)
  • Indoor, heated parking is available for $2.00.



Johnny’s IceHouse West

2550 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 243-4441



Johnny’s IceHouse East

1350 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-5555




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