Chicago Edge Academy Classes

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, 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?

Snowplow Sam 1-4

Beginners age 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.

Basic Skills 1-6

Beginners age 6-12 years old

  • ​Basic Skills teaches the FUNdamentals of ice skating and provides the best foundation for figure skating, hockey and speed skating!

  • 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.

  • Skaters will progress at their own rate and advance after skill mastery is demonstrated.


Experienced or competitive skaters Basic 5 - USFS Senior

  • The US Figure Skating ASPIRE program marks the transition from "learn to skate" class skater to figure skater!

  • Through the development of athleticism and artistry, skaters build a solid skill foundation that drives success on and off the ice.

  • An affordable way to reach maximum ice time and instruction with professional skating coaches.

  • Learn in a healthy, competitive atmosphere training under one roof as a team!


Pre-teens & teens 12-17 years old

Adults 18 years +

  • A "move at your own pace" course designed to help you reach your personal goals!

Edges & Power

Experienced skaters

Ages 6-12 years old 

  • Maximize your game-time potential with this course for edge and power development

  • Specialty program

Artistry in Motion

Some skating experience

Basic 2 - Basic 6

  • ​The Artistry in Motion (AIM) program is a fun choreography and style course for basic skills levels

  •  Strong emphasis on creativity, body lines, and body awareness

  • This class is all about gaining confidence and building expression while mastering the basic skills!

  • Specialty program

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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

  • 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

  • All coaches will be wearing masks on the ice

  • 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.

  • Open spaces for classes will fill up quickly due to CDC capacity guidelines and restrictions

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 

  • Masks MUST BE WORN at all times

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

  •  Be sure to read our Covid-19 policies before coming for additional rules set forth by Chicago Edge and Darien Sportsplex during this time.

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!


Learn to Skate Membership

All skaters in levels Basic 2-6 are required to purchase a Learn to Skate USA membership and bring their record books to class. 

Current memberships are valid July 1, 2020 -June 30, 2021.

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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