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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 Spring Session Registration

 

Registration for the current Winter Session is closed, but the upcoming Spring Session is right around the corner! The first week of the Spring Session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6th - Sunday, April 11th. The session will wrap up the week of Tuesday, June 22nd - Sunday, June 27th.

 

Registration for the 2021 Spring Session will open Wednesday, March 10th at 12:00pm. Registration is online only. Please use the link below to register. 

 

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

 

Wednesday

4:00pm Beginner 1 (FULL)

4:50pm Intermediate (FULL)

 

Saturday

12:00pm Beginner 1 (FULL)

12:50pm Beginner 2 (FULL)

1:40pm Intermediate

 

Sunday

12:00pm Beginner 1 (FULL)

12:50pm Beginner 2 (FULL)

1:40pm Intermediate 

 

Spring Registration Fee:

 

$225 (11 weeks - 40 minute classes)

 

Register Here!

   

   

Registration for Youth Classes is online only.

 

 

 

ALL CLASSES ARE HELD AT JOHNNY'S WEST IN THE ANNEX (2550 W. MADISON).

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

2021 Summer Session

 

The Summer Session will kick off after Independence Day and span for about eight weeks through the end of August.

 

Registration for the Summer Session will open in late May. If you'd like to be added to the contact list for registration information when it becomes available, please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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.
 
 
 

Locations

 

Johnny's IceHouse East

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

 

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

 

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