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The Glacier Ice Arena

Updated on 5/8/20

Hello Glacier Ice Arena Families,

We have missed all of you in this crazy time in history. We hope you are all safe and enjoying the time with your families. As none of us know when things will open up for the rink, we want you to know that we are planning for whenever we get the opportunity to allow employees and ice lovers back into our facility. Some of the staff has been working hard to make improvements at the rink as well as disinfecting all areas.

Looking forward to a return to the arena we have been researching many of the important procedures that may go into effect, such as the following:

-Flow into and out of the building

-Front desk communication

-The building will be setup to allow for social distancing

-Schedule for disinfecting common and high touch areas

-Hi-tech/cutting edge disinfecting, i.e.

-Number of participants in building and/or on-ice

-Program adjustments and how we all interact on the ice

-Updated locker room procedures    

The list goes on and on, and we are learning as we move into the unchartered waters. But, rest assured, we are working hard to be sure we are doing everything we can to keep families safe while still doing what we love at our rink. During the last 2 month we have all heard the term “this is a fluid situation.” We would love for this to be a frozen fluid (haha), but until we get a more clear understanding, from the powers at be, of what and when we can plan to re-open, we seem to be in the movie “groundhog day.”

Wishing everyone all the best from our family to your family. Love and miss you.


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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.