Hockey group lessons

These lessons put the FUN in fundamentals as your skaters enjoy learning the basics of ice skating.

Try skating for free!

Next Try Skating for Free - August 20, 2022

Not sure if skating lessons are for you or your skater? Try Skating for FREE! We host a day of free lessons before each season starts so you don't have to worry about making the commitment without being sure that you would enjoy the program. Don't miss out on the opportunity!

  • Free skate rentals

  • Free Skate Helper (aid) rentals

  • Free lesson with a hockey/figure instructor

Hockey Club

Fire Wagon Hockey, Inc. (Fire Wagon) is a 501(c)(3) Illinois nonprofit corporation established for charitable and educational purposes, including promoting recreational athletics for children primarily in the sport of ice hockey and activities thereto. Fire Wagon is family focused and community minded and strives to instill family values through the great game of ice hockey. Additionally, we look to our participating families to be actively involved in the club to enhance each players’ experience.


Fire Wagon operates the YellowJackets hockey club (YJ) and is a proud member of USA Hockey, Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, Northern Illinois Hockey League, and the Northwest Hockey League. The YJ is under the guidance and supervision of our Hockey Director, Steve Martins. The YJ offers many hockey opportunities for all levels of players, from a beginner, new to the sport, an experienced player playing travel hockey or recreational player, participating in our in- house program. YJ has a place for you. Please visit our web site for additional information.

Stingers Hockey Club

The Crystal Lake Stingers Hockey Club is a member of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) mite travel hockey division and the AAU affiliate, Chicago United Hockey League (CUHL) .  The CUHL offers both a Fall and Spring season of full-ice mite(U6-U8) travel hockey, beginning in September and concluding in May.  The Stingers mite program, under the guidance of Hockey Director, Steve Martins, is designed to promote good sportsmanship, to enhance and strengthen participation and competition for amateur athletics.  The Stingers mite(U6-U8) full-ice hockey program is based at the Crystal Ice House in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Midwest hockey League

Divisions B, C1 and C2 is offered at the Crystal Ice House and operated by Midwest Hockey LLC.

NO CHECK LEAGUE - Full equipment required.

For more information, visit their webpage at

Rec League

Crystal Ice House’s Adult Developmental Hockey League. This program is designed for players that are beginner or novice skilled hockey players that want game experience to increase their game skills.

For more information, please email Will Dausman at

Spring Rec League in Session

Full equipment required.

• 8 game season
• Must be 18 years of age or older
• 4 minute warm-up
• 3 periods, 15 minutes running clock
• Minimum 10 players per team
• Goalies can float on rosters
• 4 to 8 teams


Questions? Call (815) 356-8500.

Stick & Puck

Summer Hours

TUES: 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. 
FRI: 1:20p.m. - 2:20p.m.​

Limited to 26 skaters. No goalies. Pucks not provided.

Under 18 - Full equipment required

18+ - Minimum requirement of helmet, shin guard, gloves​


Open (Rat) Hockey

Summer Hours

SUN: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
WED: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m​.
FRI: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 


Goalies are FREE

Full approved hockey equipment required. Must be 18 years & older to participate.