Policies & Procedures

Registration & Payment

Registration and payment  are completed online for your convenience. Payment must be received in-full before each program – group sessions, clinics, summer camps and private lessons. All payments are final and will not be returned after session has started.

Skaters new to Figure Skate Chicago need to download and complete Johnny’s Ice House waiver.

Late Registration

If there is space, late registrants must pay the full amount and make-up lessons based on the make-up sessions rules.

Make-Up Lessons

Figure Skate Chicago understands that there are times when a skater cannot attend a lesson due to a scheduling conflict. To accommodate missed lessons, we are able to offer two make-up lessons per session. Please note, missed lessons cannot be transferred to another session, with the exception of the summer session due to no Saturday lessons.

The make-up lessons stipulations are as follows:

  • For Fall, Winter and Spring sessions, up to two missed classes may be made up within the registered session
  • For Summer session, up to two missed classes can be made up during the Summer Skating Camp, or during the Spring session if known in advanced
  • Make-Up Schedule
    • One-hour Thursday skaters stay an extra hour at a Thursday lesson
    • One-hour Saturday skaters attend a Thursday lesson
    • Two-hour Thursday skaters attend a Saturday lesson
    • To schedule a make-up lesson, email Irma at skate@figureskatechicago.com at least 48 hours before make-up lesson is needed.
  • Two-hour Saturday skaters attend a Thursday lesson

Lesson Day

Lessons start promptly at 4:30 or 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 or 11 a.m. on Saturdays. We recommend that skaters arrive at least 20 minutes early to check-in and to put on skates.

Parents’ Responsibilities

Before getting on the ice
  • Help skaters put on tie their skates
  • Help skaters to the ice
During lessons
  • We request that parents sit in the bleacher area on the second floor
  • Parents are not allowed on the ice unless taking lessons

Students’ Responsibilities

  • Listen to coaches at all times
  • Have fun and work hard


Proper skates are essential for quality skating and safety. All skaters are required to get fitted with skates that support and allow skaters to train like a champion.

About Johnny’s Ice House & Neighborhood

Figure Skate Chicago rents ice time at Johnny’s Ice House. Garage parking, entrance is on Loomis, is available for $2. Just pay the front desk staff upon arrival. An independent coffee shop is next door to Johnny’s that is open on Thursday evenings. A Starbuck’s is located on Madison and Morgan.