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.
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.
Cost for 10 lessons
Two Hours – $720
One Hour – $370
Annual USFSA Basic Skills Membership $16 plus $2 shipping and handling fee
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 & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS
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.
Why should kids have all the fun? We have several adults who take private or semi-private lessons.
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
McFetridge Ice-Time Fees
- McFetridge Sports Center charges $10 per hour for ice-time. Packets of 10 coupons are available for $70. View McFetridge Sports Center Freestyle Schedule>