Announcement January 22, 2021



The State of Illinois has announced that Chicago can move to Tier 1 Mitigations, effective January 23, 2021. These restrictions are the most up to date and take precedence over the industry-specific guidelines if there are points of contradiction.

Click here to view all up-to-date Phase IV Capacity Guidelines

The following industries or activities may continue operating under the following regulations:

  • Bars and Restaurants: Can reopen indoors at lesser of 25% or 25 people per space. Food must be available at all times in order to offer indoor service. Bars, taverns or breweries without a food license can reopen indoors as long as they partner with a food establishment (e.g., making menus available and allowing delivery, allowing patrons to order from third-party delivery services). Table size limited to no more than four people per indoor table and six people per outdoor table. Indoor events allowed at 25% capacity with no more than 25 individuals, while following indoor dining guidelines.

  • Retail stores: 40% capacity

  • Grocery Stores and Pharmacies: 50% capacity (note: big box store that sell a combination of general retail, groceries and/or pharmacies among other goods must operate at 40% capacity)

  • Places of worship: Limit each indoor space to 50 individuals, while practicing social distancing, or 40% capacity (whichever is fewer). However, special events such as weddings, potlucks, and other community events are limited to 25% capacity with no more than 25 guests indoors and outdoors.

  • Health and Fitness Centers: 40% capacity with no more than 50 people per space; group classes allowed with no more than 15 individuals per group; Locker rooms and showers can remain open if strict and frequent cleaning measures are in place; Close ancillary accommodations, including saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms, where social distancing is not possible.

  • Personal Services: Limit to 50 individuals or 40% capacity, whichever is fewer. If a service requires the removal of face coverings (e.g., facials, beard trimmings) employee must wear both a mask and eye protection (e.g. face shield, protective glasses). Physical, occupational and massage therapy allowed as deemed necessary by a medical provide.

  • Outdoor Activities: Outdoor museums, performance venues and other outdoor activities can continue at 40% capacity with a maximum of 100 individuals. Group sizes are limited to 10 people or less, with total capacity limited to 100 people, while social distancing.

  • Out-of-School Programs: Indoor group exercise or fitness classes capped at 10 individuals (e.g., dance, yoga). Programs in which participants are primarily seated/stationery may continue in cohorts of up to 15 people (e.g., painting, creative writing, homework help).

  • Libraries: Considered an essential service as they support Chicagoans needing support with remote learning, job searching, temporary refuge for weather relief, securing needed benefits and resources. Libraries may remain open at 25% indoor capacity with protective measures in place to ensure the health and safety of the public and staff. See for more details.

Non-essential businesses must be closed to the public between the hours of 11:00 pm and 6:00 am

  • Impact on liquor sales:

    • Bars, restaurants and other establishments with a Tavern or Consumption on Premises-Incidental Activity license can sell alcohol on-site or to-go until 11:00 pm

    • Liquor stores, grocery stores and other establishments with a Package Goods license must still cease alcohol sales at 9:00 pm.

  • Restaurants may continue to sell food via delivery, takeout, or curbside pickup at all hours

Announcement January 20, 2021


Navigating the Tier Two Mitigation Measures




















Announcement Dec 22, 2020



Thank you to all our wonderfully loyal clients for your unwavering support over the last few months – it’s been a difficult time for us all.


As we strive to provide you with the best and safest services, there will be a small price increase for most of our classes due to the necessary overheads involved in getting CirquesExperience COVID protected.


We much appreciate your ongoing support and hope you understand the need to implement the increase.


Thank you!


Your CirquesExperience Team

Announcement Nov 19, 2020 

Competitive Wheel Classes 

Due to the City and State's implementation of new mitigation rules, we can no longer have sport or recreational classes. 


Even though the new rules do NOT affect most of our classes and not our after-school program, the program classifies as "child care," which is not affected by the new regulations; we have to obey those rules.


The classes the new rules relate to are competitive wheel classes. However, it doesn't mean a total shut down. We are still allowed to have private lessons as well as individual training. 

To be in line with the new regulations we the setup works as follows: 

Private lessons:  

Participants will warm-up (alone) downstairs in the multifunction room or in the hallway BEFORE their respective time slot. After the warm-up, the participant has its 30-45 min lesson depending on how many hours he/she has signed up for.  

Please be aware that private lessons are shorter because it is 1on1 coaching and, therefore, more intensive. The 30-45 min private lesson has the same if not a better result as a regular 2-hour class.

Individual training:

 We are allowed to host up to 8 people for individual training.  That means each participant uses one wheel lane (6ft away from anyone else) to practice. There won't be any interaction between the participants.  The coach present has to make sure that everybody is safe and follows the rules regarding covid19. 


Please let Wolfgang and Jesse know what will work best for your family. We are taking all precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy. 

Announcement Nov 16, 2020

Drop-off /Pick-up rules and safety procedures regarding COVID19 and according to the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois

Valid for all regular classes, camps, before and after-care.

Drop-off is just outside the entrance on 5950 N Magnolia Ave; a counselor will bring them inside. Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes early; if you drop off the children more than 15 min earlier, we will charge you $20 for before care.

Pick-up is just outside the entrance on 5950 N Magnolia Ave. We kindly ask the parents to wait in front of the entrance; a counselor will bring them to each parent. Please do not show up more than 15 minutes early, respectively, 15 minutes late. We will charge you $20 for after-care.

To keep each other safe, CirquesExperience | Chicago WheelJAM and CirqueWorks have established comprehensive safety procedures regarding COVID19,  such as wearing face masks at all times inside the building, routine prop and equipment sanitization,  hand sanitizing stations throughout the building, temperature screenings for all students and staff, and a maximum of 10 students per class and group.  After implementing the new procedures and rules for three months during Summer Camp, Fall Camps, and Classes, we are confident to offer our classes and camps safely in person.  We also require all students and their parents/ guardians to sign e requiring all participating youth and their guardians to sign a COVID19 HEALTH AND SAFETY TESTAMENT  to adhere to the best health and safety practices inside and outside of the Program.

Failure to adhere to the Program's health and safety measures may result in expulsion from the Program for the community's continued health and safety.

Safety procedures for OPEN GYM 

  • If you feel sick, please stay at home

  • Upon arrival, we will  take your temperature and put it on the log sheet

  • The number of participants in the gym during Open Gym is a maximum of 10

  • Everybody needs to stick with the exact registration day/time to keep this fair and smooth for everyone

  • Registration and Payment for Session fees and Drop-in fees for Open Gym can be made online only.

  • Please call us in advance if you plan to visit (312 375 5264).

  • We will set up additional Open Gym times in case of increasing numbers (interest). 

Space and Equipment

  • Please respect equipment and space

  • Return equipment and material where you found it, respectively, where it belongs.


Wolfgang Bientzle


(312) 375-5264

Jesse Dascola

USA Wheel Logistics Coordinator
(312) 810 - 2796

Victor Cerda 


Supervising Tutor 

Christian Ochsner 

Attorney, LL.M.

Administration and Accounting



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