The Naperville native was home for the Smucker's Stars on Ice tour, but he was also working on his dance moves for Monday's show. Lysacek and his partner, Anna Trebunskaya, allowed ABC7 Chicago into their rehearsal in Rosemont Saturday.
Lysacek is maintaining a grueling schedule, dancing for six hours, then slipping back into his skates for the tour at night. But he's not complaining.
"I could've waited for the eleventh season to do Dancing With the Stars, but I didn't want to. This is their 10th season. I'm right off the Olympics. I get to do something fun with a group of people that I love and really be a part of something special, and I wouldn't have passed that up for anything," he said.
You can see Evan Lysacek go for the mirror ball trophy on Dancing With the Stars Monday at 7 p.m. on ABC7 Chicago.