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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


Johnny's Learn to Skate Classes


Ages 4 - 10

Our Learn to Skate program is for true beginners and consists of 40 minute instructional classes teaching kids the fundamental skating skills they will need to move into Hockey or Figure Skating. It is split into Beginner and Intermediate levels. 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.


Beginner (4-7 y/o)


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. Beginner is broken up into 2 levels, Beginner 1 and Beginner 2.



Beginner 1 is available as an introductory class allowing children with no prior skating experience to build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating. 
Beginner 2 is available for skaters who have some experience but still need further foundational skills prior to confidently advancing to the Intermediate level. 




Intermediate (4-10 y/o)


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 is for children ages 4-7. Learn to Skate Intermediate is for children ages 4-10. Children must be at least 4 years old at the start of the session. 



  • You must pass Beginner or equivalent class before advancing to the Intermediate or Junior Jets, both are for ages 4-10. Children must be at least 4 years old at the start of the session.



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 if you do not attend class, NO EXCEPTIONS. 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.




2021 Summer Session


Registration is closed for Summer Session that is currently underway. Classes are paused the week of Monday, 8/9-Sunday, 8/15. The final week of the Summer Session is Monday, August 23rd - Sunday, August 29th.



2021 Fall Session Registration


The upcoming Fall Session is right around the corner! The first week is scheduled for Tuesday, September 7th - Sunday, July 12th. The session will wrap up the week of Tuesday, November 16th - Sunday, November 21st.


Registration for the 2021 Fall Session is open online only. Please use the link below to register.




The class schedule for the upcoming Fall Session is as follows:



4:00pm Beginner 1 

4:50pm Intermediate 



12:00pm Beginner 1 (FULL)

12:50pm Beginner 2 (FULL)

1:40pm Intermediate



12:00pm Beginner 1 (FULL)

12:50pm Beginner 2 

1:40pm Intermediate 


Fall Registration Fee:


$225 (11 weeks - 40 minute classes)


Register Here!



Registration for Youth Classes is online only.







Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on our youth program or to be added to the wait list for a particular class.







Additional Information



  • Johnny's IceHouse does not rent skates or helmets. Students must bring their own skates, helmet and gloves.
  • All participants must have their own medical/accident insurance.
  • Children must wear skates, a helmet (hockey helmet with a cage is highly recommended), 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 East

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



Johnny's IceHouse West

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






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