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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 Junior Jets


Ages 4 -10



Johnny's Junior Jets is held in the Annex rink, attached to the west wall of Johnny’s IceHouse West and can be entered from the garage, the rink level, and from Madison Street. Skates can be laced up in the lobby as well as the locker room at the northeast corner of the rink. Parents can observe from the bleachers on our mezzanine level overlooking the ice.


Junior Jets is the next step after successfully completing Beginner in Learn to Skate and is for kids who intend to play hockey. Some children may be asked to complete Learn to Skate -Intermediate before advancing. Parents of children in LTS will be notified by the Coach if your child is ready to move up. There are three levels of Junior Jets: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, which focus on hockey skating and early hockey fundamentals to get your child ready for team play.






Junior Jets is offered several times a week; participants are encouraged to register for at least two classes to maximize their weekly practice time.


Participants must be 4 when the class starts and no older than 10 when the class ends to partipate in Junior Jets. Participants turning 11 years of age before the session ends are not eligible. You must sign up for the correct age group.



Participants who have done several session of  Junior Jets and are between the ages of 5 and 8, are eligible to tryout for Chicago Jets ADM with Coaches recommendation (Fall only).


All fees are non-refundable. If the participant misses a class, they may not attend on another day. Any classes cancelled by Johnny's will have a make-up date. 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 the pre-registration link 48 hours prior to the start of pre-registration.




2020 Winter Updates & Information



**  The Winter session is 12 weeks long and will begin Tuesday, January 7th 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.




2020 Spring Registration


Registration Fee:


$250 (11 weeks - 40 minute classes)

Register For Spring Here 2/26 at Noon!



Public Registration for the 2020 Winter Session 





(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.




    • Johnny's IceHouse does not rent equipment. Skaters must have full hockey equipment.


Click below for our Hockey Equipment Checklist:


Hockey Equipment Checklist




  • Skates must be regular hockey skates.
  • Dont have skates? Play It Again Sports is a good option. Buying used skates is just fine. New skates tend to hurt skaters feet and take time to break in. 
  • If this is your child’s first time in Skates & Sticks, purchase a youth stick with a straight blade. 
  • Your child's dominante hand should be the top hand on the stick, clostest to the top. So, if they write with their right hand, their right hand will be on top, making them a Lefty shooter. (confusing, we know). There is a personal prefrence to this as well. so if the player is uncomfortable with this, allowing to shoot the other way is not detrimental.
  • Make sure all equipment is properly fitted. See video below.
  • All participants must have their own medical/accident insurance.
  • Parents are not allowed on the ice for this program.Parents are to watch from the stands up above.
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to start time to put on equipment. Or dress at home.
  • Indoor, heated parking is available for $2.00. Please pay at the front desk. 
  • Have FUN!



Get Ready for Skates & Sticks with Coach Ken


"Just want you to know that the experience for only one day that my husband had at Johnny's Ice House West left him speechless. He can not stop talking about how nice, friendly and helpful everyone was. Coaches & Parents helped with our son equipment and all the tips he was getting!  

Thank you, The Robles family"




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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