No matter if you want to learn for recreational or competitive purposes, our experienced coaches teach beginners how to skate and to develop technical skating skills to perfection. Unlike typical learn to skate programs, our students learn at his or her own pace and advance based on their ability to master each skill. We are accepting applications for those interested in learning how to skate, with a goal to be a competitor. We offer group and private lessons for skaters, starting at three years of age for private lessons and five years of age for group lessons.


10-Week Sessions

We accept a limited number of beginners to join our Group Lessons so we can provide quality and safe instruction. Students are grouped together and advance based on their own levels. Group Lessons are held at Johnny’s IceHouse East, 1350 W. Madison on Thursdays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

For Skaters New to Figure Skate Chicago
All new skaters to Figure Skate Chicago require a one-hour private evaluation lesson, held at McFetridge Sports Center, before joining our group lessons. Please schedule a private evaluation lesson>>

Cost for 10 lessons

Two Hours – $720
One Hour – $370
Annual USFSA Basic Skills Membership $16 plus $2 shipping and handling fee

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Summer Skating Camps

Our Summer Skating Camps give skaters the chance to train like an Olympian. Their structure schedule includes:

  • 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. – warm-up at Johnny’s IceHouse East (Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.)
  • 9 to 11 a.m. – on-ice training
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – off-ice training at Skinner Park on Monroe Street

On the last day of each camp, skaters are invited to show off their routines from 10 to 11 a.m. Parents/Guardians, bring your cameras and watch your young skaters perform like a star! After skating, we’ll celebrate with a bowling party at Diversey River Bowl, 2211 W. Diversey. Please pick up your skater at the bowling alley at 1 p.m.


August 7 – 18 – Register & Pay Online


$750 for 2 weeks per session per skater
$425 for 1 week per session per skater
$90 for drop-in per day per skater


Private and semi-private lessons are available to skaters who want individual attention as they begin to learn the technical aspects of figure skating. All of our coaches provide private lessons at McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 W. California.

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Why should kids have all the fun? We have several adults who take private or semi-private lessons.

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Private & Semi-Private Lessons/Training Costs

Private Lessons Single Lesson

  • Per hour – $80
  • Per half hour – $43

Private Lessons Package Options

  • Five one-hour lessons package – $400
    10 one-hour lessons package – $800
    Five half hour lessons package – $215
    10 half hour lessons package – $430

Semi-Private Single Lesson

  • Per skater per hour – $49
  • Per skater per half hour – $27

Semi-Private Package Options

  • Five one-hour package per skater – $245
  • 10 one-hour package per skater – $490
  • Five half hour package per skater – $135
  • 10 half hour package per skater – $270

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