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The Glacier Ice Arena

Dear Families,

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the U.S. and begins to have an increased impact on our communities, we want to let you know that Glacier Ice Arena will be temporarily closed due to government mandates.

First and foremost, Glacier’s number one priority is the safety and well-being of our staff, clientele, families, and the communities in which we live and work.  All spring programs have been put on hold until we have more information. Although the building will be closed, we will work diligently to collect pertinent information and disseminate in all forms of communication to be sure you are up to date with future activities.

Glacier will monitor the evolving situation and make decisions to ensure we can maintain the health and well-being of our employees and all our skating families.

We will utilize our website to post updates and changes moving forward. 

Kindest Regards,

The Entire Staff of Glacier Ice Arena

The health and safety of our guests is of the utmost importance to the Glacier Ice Arena. We are closely monitoring the updates and recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Lake County Health Department and the Illinois Departments of Public Health (IDPH), and USA Hockey regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation.


The Glacier Ice Arena is taking proactive steps to help control the potential spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our staff follows an intensive regimen of wiping down surfaces and cleaning floors and fixtures in all public areas on a daily basis. 


We are asking guests who visit our facilities to practice the following recommendations provided by the CDC to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

BE RESPECTFUL - the buzz phrase is "social distancing." Do your best to give others their space.


As the situation remains fluid, we will continue to closely monitor the local, state and national responses and will follow the recommendations put forth by health officials.  We will keep you updated!


Glacier Ice Arena has Text Message Capability:  text GIA to 855-507-2747

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    Welcome to the Home of The Glacier Ice Arena


    The Glacier Ice Arena is Illinois' premier, state-of-the-art ice arena. Come watch a game, or skate in comfortable, modern surroundings. The Glacier was built in 1999, and features two NHL size ice surfaces and has been a place for families to have fun ever since.

    Relax in our modern lobby


    The Glacier Ice Arena's modern lobby is bright, spacious and is illuminated with natural light from huge panoramic windows. You can keep up with the latest news or follow your favorite teams progress on one of the four high definition TV’s that are ideally located around the lobby. We also have an amazing selection of signed hockey shirts on display, so why not check them out to see if we have your favorite player?

    Who skates here?


    We have two full size NHL ice surfaces that both have seating for 350 spectators. We are the proud home of the very successful Ice Dogs Hockey Club, which feature house and travel teams. There is a very active adult league, a rapidly growing figure skating program, Learn to skate classes for all ages and levels and much much more.



    "The Puck Stops here" - a great place for a quick snack


    There is a concessions stand that offers a wide range of hot and cold drinks together with an extensive variety of light snacks. Their speciality is freshly made popcorn in a variety of flavors and to compliment that they serve freshly brewed Starbucks coffee.


    Public Skating

    We have public skating sessions every day of the week (although its always best to check as times and availability are subject to change). Our regular sessions throughout the season are Monday to Friday from 11:30am until 12:30pm and on the weekends from 12:15-1:40pm on Saturdays and 12:40-2:00pm on Sundays. We also have over 300 pairs of skates available for rental, so no need to worry if you don't have your own skates.


    Advertising Opportunities


    We are proud to have many local business partner with us which include local hotels, restauarants, other entertainment facilities and much more. If you have a local business and would like more exposure, we have well over half a million customers coming through our facility every year that could be potential customers for you. Just click here to find out more.