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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 - 10

Skates and Sticks 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.


Skates and Sticks 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 Intermediate skating before advancing. Parents of children in LTS will be notified by the Coach if your child is ready to move up. It focuses on hockey skating and early hockey fundamentals.



Skates and Sticks 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 Skates and Sticks. 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 Skates & Sticks 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.





Pre-registration for the 2019 Summer Session will begin Monday, June 3rd at noon (current customers only). Public registration will begin Wednesday, June 5th at noon. Registration is online only. The Summer session is 8 weeks long and will begin Tuesday, July 16th and run through Sunday, September 15th with no classes August 12th through August 18th (EOS Camp).




Registration Fee:

$175 (8 weeks SUMMER SESSION)

Register for Summer HERE!



Public Registration for the 2019 Summer Session is



The Spring session will run Tuesday, April 9th through Sunday, June 30th.





Easter 4/21 - Make up class held 7/14


Memorial Day Weekend 5/25-5/26 - Make up classes held 7/6 & 7/7


**Please note you may only attend the make up class on the day of the week your class is held. Classes will be held at their normal times.**



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 Here For a Hockey Equipment Checklist


  • Skates must be regular hockey skates.
  • 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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