YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Ice Rink Instructor in Elmhurst, Illinois

Job Summary:

Provides instruction of ice skating programs for different age groups. Supervises a group youth and/or adults. Promotes a positive environment for children, parents and staff.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Teach ice skating skills and follow the progressive skills program.

  • Maintain attendance and skill accomplishment records.

  • Maintain surveillance of students and know their whereabouts at all times.

  • Report accidents or injuries and complete accident reports as required.

  • Attend meetings necessary to improve communications between students and staff.

  • Monitor participants skate fit quality and function.

  • Be available to assist fitting of equipment.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Child Abuse Prevention:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to child abuse prevention by:

  • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor

  • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children

  • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor

  • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required

Commitment to Inclusion:

Supports the YMCA’s commitment to inclusion of all members as required by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Job responsibilities may include implementing program modifications for persons with cognitive, behavioral or physical disabilities, including but not limited to the injection of medical glucagon to members with Type 1 diabetes in emergency situations. Appropriate training and development will be provided to YMCA team members based on your role and responsibilities.


  • Must be able to pass the required Delta test of ISIA.

  • Ice Skate teaching experience at YMCA rink, ISIA, or USFSA Skating School 1-3 sessions.

  • Experience working with children is preferred

  • Commitment to, and a passion for, the YMCA of Metro Chicago’s mission

  • Customer service orientation, with the ability to effectively communicate on a regular basis with internal/external customers, build relationships, manage customer expectations and take responsibility for a high level of service.

  • Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid effectively.

  • Evidence of YMCA Team competencies in prior experience or practice

  • Ability to meet physical requirements based on job description; The YMCA will accommodate reasonable accommodations for persons with disability.

Be Part of Our Mission

The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 20 membership centers, five camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.

Center: Elmhurst

Variable Schedule: varies