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Chicago Edge Academy Classes - Darien Sportsplex

Chicago Edge Skating Academy offers various programs for anyone with the desire to skate! Whether your goal is to become a stronger recreational skater, or to become a figure skater or hockey player, we have a program for you! 

Our world-class programs are taught by PSA and Safesport certified coaches who are passionate about sharing their love for the ice. All classes are designed to take skaters from beginners to the advanced freestyle levels. 

Specialty classes, private lessons, camps, open skates, competitions and ice shows are available in addition to our fundamental Learn to Skate classes. We believe that our exciting variety of programs will guarantee your success on and off the ice. Take the next step into your skating journey and register with us below!

Which class is best for you?

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Ice Exploration
Beginners age 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

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What to Expect:

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

Session Details:

  • Rental skates are available for purchase at the front desk ($3)

  • Ice Explorers, Snowplow Sam, Teen Basics, Adult Basics & Therapeutic classes are 30 minutes on the ice.

  • Basic Skills & Freeskate classes are 40 minutes on the ice.

  • ALL CLASSES INCLUDE A 20 MINUTE FREE-SKATE PRACTICE BEFORE OR AFTER CLASS! Free-skate practice times will be posted below.

  • Beginner levels for Snowplow Sam and Basic Skills have an INTRODUCTORY rate! ONLY $16.57 per class!

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

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

  • Make-ups will be allowed but must be used during the current session. 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.

WINTER 2023 SESSION: Registration is OPEN BELOW!

7-week session January 2nd -February 25th

  • Monday class start times: 5:00pm & 5:10pm

  • Wednesday class start times: 4:40pm (ASPIRE ONLY), 5:00pm & 5:10pm

  • Thursday class start times: 5:00pm & 5:10pm

  • Wednesday & Thursday free-skate practice: 4:40-5:00pm

  • Friday class start times: 9:30am, 5:00pm & 5:10pm

  • NO free-skate practice on Mondays and Fridays - skaters are welcome to come to other days' practice sessions free of charge

  • Saturday class start times: 8:20am, 9:00am, 10:00am & 11:00am

  • Saturday free-skate practice times: 9:40-10:00am & 10:40-11:00am


February 6th - February 11th, 2023

What to bring:

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

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

  • Gloves

  • Thin socks/stockings

  • Gym shoes & water bottle for off-ice conditioning 

When you arrive:

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

  • After checking in you will be guided and instructed on where to go

Scroll down to view our classes, read descriptions, and enroll!

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

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Learn to Skate Membership

All skaters are required to purchase a Learn to Skate USA membership and bring their record books to class. 

Current memberships are valid July 1, 2022 -June 30, 2023.


Your membership includes:

- Becoming a member of the best skating program endorsed by U.S. Figure Skating, USA Hockey and US Speedskating.

- Gain great information to make sure your first glides on ice are successful ones.

- Access full listings of where to sign up for skating classes.

- Receive a Welcome Packet in the mail, which includes a subscription to Learn To Skate USA The Magazine valued at $3 (allow 2-4 weeks for delivery)

- Receive secondary sport accident insurance

- Participate in lessons, performances, competitions, and all activities associated with Learn to Skate USA.

Click here to purchase your membership!

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