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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.





2020 Winter Updates & Information


** The Winter session is 12 weeks long and will begin Wednesday, January 8th and run through Sunday, March 29th. **


** There are no interruptions to the Winter Session schedule. **




2020 Spring Registration Information



Pre-registration for the 2020 Spring Session will begin Monday, February 24th at noon (current customers only).
Public registration for the 2020 Spring Session will begin Wednesday, February 26th at noon. Registration is online only.
The 2020 Spring Session is 11 weeks long and will begin the week of Tuesday, March 31st - Sunday, April 5th. The final week of regularly scheduled classes will be Tuesday, June 16th - Sunday, June 21st.
  • Tuesday, April 7th - Sunday, April 12th (CPS Spring Break/Easter Sunday)
  • Friday, May 22nd - Sunday, May 24th (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Make-ups for Memorial Day Weekend are scheduled for Friday, June 26th - Sunday, June 28th.



Spring Registration Fee:


$225 (11 weeks - 40 minute classes)


Register For Spring Here!



Public Registration for the 2020 Spring Session is





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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