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All levels take approximately 8-10 weeks to master curriculum and advance to the next level.

Session Details:

  • Rental skates are $3 at the front desk

  • Controlled student to teacher ratios ensure that every skater gets the attention they need

  • Classes and levels may be combined together depending on enrollment numbers. Don't worry - our coaches are trained to be able to modify classes for your skaters needs.

  • All skaters are tested at their own pace and will move up to the next level when they are ready.

  • Skip dates are included in the cost of the session and no make-up classes are available for skip dates.

  • Make-ups will be allowed but must be used during the current session. The first make-up is free of charge and any additional make-ups are $5. Make-ups will not roll over to upcoming sessions and no refunds will be given. Please email if you need to schedule a make up class.

  • We offer credits only towards a future session, camp, freestyle, etc. if you choose to cancel your enrollment. No refunds will be given.

What to bring:

  • Please layer warm comfortable clothing that allows for unrestricted movement.

  • Helmets required for all beginning skaters and highly recommended for skaters age 6 and younger.

  • Gloves

  • Thin socks/stockings

When you arrive:

  • Please check in at the Chicago Edge Skating Academy table upon arriving to each class

Not sure which level to sign up for? Email and we can help you out


Summer Session: 8 Weeks June 17th - August 17th

Registration opens May 22nd!

  • Skip July 1st - July 6th

  • See calendar for exact class times

Free skate practice times:

Mondays  4:40-5:00pm, Wednesdays 4:40-5:00pm, Thursdays 4:40-5:00pm, Saturdays 9:40-10:00am & 10:40-11:00am

NOTE: All Edge Masterclass Drop-Ins must RSVP prior to their class by emailing Thank you!

All ages & levels:

Beginners ages 2-3 years old

  • Explore the wonderful world of ice skating in this introductory class

  • Spend 30 minutes with our instructors playing off and on ice, singing songs and getting comfortable in skates! 

  • This class is perfect for those hesitant new skaters!


Beginners ages 3-5 years old

  • ​Introductory classes divided into four progressive levels

  • Build confidence while learning the basic skills of skating!

  • Designed to help children six and younger develop the ABCs of movement: agility, balance, coordination and speed.

  • Check out our new Parent/Tot class!


Beginners ages 6-12 years old​​

  • Six progressive levels introduce forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns.

  • Upon completion of the Basic Skills 1-6 levels, skaters will be able to confidently advance to more specialized areas of skating.


Pre-teens & teens 12+​

Adults 18+

  • Classes are designed to “move at your own pace", giving you the freedom to take it slow or challenge yourself to learn more.

  • Learn in the most comfortable environment - with your peers!

  • Our experienced instructors will be there to guide you every step of the way until you reach your personal goals



Freeskate levels

  • Pre-Freeskate - Freeskate 6 levels introduce skaters to jumps, spins & beginning advanced skating skills


  • The US Figure Skating ASPIRE program marks the transition from "Learn to Skate" class skater to figure skater!.

  • Learn and develop your skills in a healthy, competitive atmosphere training under one roof as a team!

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