Figure Skating

Competitive and Recreational Figure Skating

Skaters that desire one on one instruction and advancement into recreational and competitive figure skating can take private lessons during the OhioHealth Chiller's extensive freestyle schedule. Private lessons and freestyle ice times are offered at Dublin, North and Easton.

Skaters in private lessons set their personal goals with their private skating instructor and advance more rapidly with individual attention and independent practice. Skaters may desire to perform in OhioHealth Chiller Ice Shows and Competitions or just cultivate their skills at their own pace. Private instruction offers students a personal skating development plan to suit each skater's unique needs, schedule and ability.

There are two costs with private skating instruction.

  1. Freestyle Ice Time - Paid directly to the Chiller facilities
  2. Private Instructor Lesson Fees - Paid directly to the teacher

Freestyle Ice Time - $14.00 per hour if purchased on a day to day basis. To simplify payment procedures and reward frequent customers Freestyle Ice Time Punch Cards may be purchased for the following discounts (1 Punch Card = 5 hours ice time). Punch Cards are for personal use only and may not be transferred.

1-4 $65 each NA
5-9 $60 each 10%
10 $55 each 20%

Walk in price = $14 per hour

Private Instructor Lesson Fees - Chiller Instructors charge $18 -$30 for 30 minute lessons. Each coach has a different rate. To find a coach, please see our instructor bios or Contact Denise Hughes.

Our goal is to provide professional coaching and outstanding facilities for competitive skaters. Training is individualized so each skater can focus on every aspect of their performance and skill development.

Freestyle Info

Please check the Freestyle schedule for specific session times & updates.

Please note: Freestyle schedule changes occur periodically and are updated immediately below. Please check back regularly to be sure you have the latest updates or call the rink before coming if you're in doubt. At the request of students and instructors, the schedules are released months in advance. Therefore, unforeseen changes will occur and we do not release a printed schedule for that reason. Please check the schedule below to verify session times - select the date range you want to view and sort by date/time or location.

  • Sessions are limited to 25 skaters.
  • Skaters of ALL levels may receive private instruction during Freestyle with any of our approved staff.
  • Beginner hockey skaters may receive private instruction during specified freestyle sessions.
  • Skaters must have passed Freestyle 1 to independently practice on freestyle ice without an instructor.

Freestyle Ice Payment Procedures

Thank you for choosing the OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks for your figure skating training needs. We appreciate your business and hope you enjoy our facilities. To ensure financial and operational fairness to all of our patrons please review and abide by these procedures.

 Ice time may be purchased on a walk on basis. Ice times will be closed at 25 skaters. Ice time is sold and redeemed with pre-purchased punch cards (1 punch card = 5 hours time) on a first come, first serve basis.

 Before entering the ice to skate, each skater must check in with the Ice Monitor at the door to the ice surface. If a Monitor is not present at the ice surface door, each skater must check in with the front desk.

 Each skater must present the Ice Monitor (or front desk) with a pre-paid punch card. The Ice Monitor or front desk staff person will log the skater's name and start time on the FreeSkate log and hold the skater's punch card until the skater is finished skating.

 Once a skater is finished skating they will check in again with the Ice Monitor or front desk staff person as they leave the ice. The Ice Monitor will log the skater's ending time, punch the utilized amount of time from their punch card and return the card to the skater. The OhioHealth Chiller is not responsible for left punch cards. Punch cards may not be left behind. Each skater must pick up their card at the end of their skating time.

 Skaters may begin and end their skating ONLY on the hour, quarter hour or half hour. Skaters may not begin and end their skating at any other times unless they are charged for a complete 15 minute period of time.

EXAMPLE: A skater enters the ice at 2:37 PM and exits the ice at 3:45 PM. Skater will be charged Five, 15-minute punches/One hour and fifteen minutes. 
EXAMPLE: A skater enters the ice at 4:15 PM and exits the ice at 5:21 PM. Skater will be charged Five, 15-minute punches/One hour and fifteen minutes.

 Credits will not be issued for time spent in the restroom or lobby once a skater is checked in on the Freestyle log with the Ice Monitor. If a skater wishes to take a break, they must check out with the Ice Monitor and have their card punched for time utilized thus far and then check in again when they are ready to skate.

Skaters that skate extended periods of time will encounter regularly scheduled ice surfacings. Skaters will not be charged for any ice resurfacing time.

EXAMPLE: A skater enters the ice at 2:30 PM and exits the ice at 5:30 PM. The ice was resurfaced at 4:00 PM. Skater will be charged Eleven, 15-minute punches/Two hours and forty-five minutes of ice time.

Freestyle Rules

It is the intention of the OhioHealth Chiller and its staff to provide a safe and positive environment for all skaters. Freestyle sessions are intended for figure skaters and basic skills skaters in a lesson. In addition to showing respect and good manners, please review and abide by the following rules while skating on the ice.

Guest Coaching Policy

All guest coaches must be pre-approved by the Figure Skating Director prior to teaching on Chiller sessions.  Guest coaches must submit:  Proof of liability insurance, PSA Membership & USFS registration. Intended teaching schedule must be emailed to the director.  Guest coaches will check in at the front desk before taking the ice and pay a 20% guest fee.  Chiller Ice Rinks reserves the right to deny teaching privileges at their discretion.

Rules of the Ice

It is the intention of the Chiller and its staff to provide a safe and positive environment for all skaters. In addition to showing respect and good manners, please review and abide by the following rules while skating on the ice. Any skater not following the rules may be removed from the session by a coach or member of management.   

  1. All sessions are limited in size to 25 skaters per session. This is on a first-come first-served basis.
  2. The Chiller reserves the right to cancel sessions with low enrollment.
  3. Active Group Lesson Coaches will be given priority to teach privates during waitlist periods.
  4. Skaters must check in at the front desk and/or the rink-side ice monitor prior to the start of each session. Punch cards must be collected immediately after finishing a session. Left behind punch cards will be sent to the Dublin office. Failure to pay for ice time may result in loss of skating privileges.
  5. Ice monitors may be assigned to sessions as deemed necessary by building management.
  6. Parents, spectators and skaters are asked to not stand at the ice surface door. The ice surface door must remain open and unblocked at all times. Please view skaters from all other areas of the rink. Please do not interrupt other skaters or coaches during a session. Do not yell across the ice. Do not interfere with another skater’s session or lesson.
  7. All skaters must read and follow the safety rules posted by the Chiller.
  8. Any skater performing their program with their music has the ultimate right of way. Please take a moment when program music is being played to identify the skater it belongs to.
  9. Any skater in a private lesson has the right of way secondary to any skater performing their program with music.
  10. The jump harness may only be used by Chiller coaches on staff. Skaters may not use the jump harness with one another.
  11. All skaters must yield and re-direct the skating around a skater and coach using the jump harness (except for a skater performing their program to music).
  12. Zamboni doors must be closed before skaters may take the ice. Ice surface doors must be closed while an ice make is in progress.
  13. Only water bottles will be permitted on the ice. No other food or drink is permitted.
  14. Props are not permitted on the ice unless the session is designated Showcase or ISI practice ice.
  15. Skaters may not leave anything on the boards during an ice resurfacing. Skaters must remove all items they bring out to the surface/boards.
  16. Skaters must be cognizant of jump patterns and not linger in the corners of the ice. If a skater wishes to practice for several minutes in one spot, the skater is responsible for watching for other skaters setting jumps and must move out of a jumper’s way.
  17. Skaters may have their music played a second time in a single session if time allows. Music may be played an additional time or times if all other skaters wishing to have their music played have had their music played at least once. Music should be played in the following pattern: LESSON – LESSON – NOT IN A LESSON.
  18. For the safety of everyone, coaches and students may not sit on the boards.
  19. All music must be acceptable for all ages. Music with adult language or content will not be permitted.
  20. Warm–up music may not be played excessively loud. Please remember coaches must be able to talk and be heard over any music.
  21. For the safety of all skaters working on the ice, skaters are asked to please socialize in the off-ice areas and not on the ice surface.
  22. Please be respectful of the Chiller Sound Equipment; it is very costly to replace. Do not unhook or move equipment or change settings. If you need help, ask the Building Manager.
  23. Any participant deemed unsafe or not following policy may be removed from the session.

Forgotten Punchcard Policy

Punch cards are the same as cash and the Chiller cannot assume responsibility for cards left behind. It is each skater's responsibility to TURN IN THEIR PUNCH CARD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SESSION AND retrieve his/her card at every session..

To address and resolve the problems of forgotten cards, we are immediately instituting the following policy.

  • When a punch card is left behind, it will be sent to Denise Hughes at the Dublin Admin offices.
  • These punch cards may be re-claimed by the skater if the skater leaves a self addressed, stamped envelope with a Chiller building manager.
  • The envelopes will be used to return the cards minus 2 punches to cover a $5.00 facility processing fee.
  • Skaters will have to purchase new cards until their old ones have been returned.
  • The Chiller reserves the right to discontinue the sale of punch cards to any skater who repeatedly leaves his/her cards OR FAILS TO FOLLOW THE POLICY. These skaters will have to pay for ice time on a day-to-day basis.