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Try Hockey for free!

Next Try Hockey for Free - 7/27/2024

Not sure if skating classes are for you?

Try Hockey for FREE! 

  • Free skate rentals

  • Equipment provided

  • Free Skate Helper (aid) rentals

  • Hockey instructors will be on the ice to aid skaters and answer questions. 

group lessons

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

Hockey Club

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 everyone. 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.

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

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

Open (Rat) Hockey

SUN: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

WED & FRI: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m​. 


Goalies are FREE

Full approved hockey equipment required.

MUST be 18 years & older to participate.

Stick & Puck

TUES: 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. 
FRI: 9:50-10:50a.m. & 1:20-2:20p.m.​ 

SUN: 9:10 - 10:10a.m.

Limited to 26 skaters. Pucks not provided.

Under 18 - Full equipment required

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



Private lessons

Contact the rink office

for additional Information

(815) 356-8500

All coaches must be compliant with USFS

or LTS, provide liability insurance with the

rink listed as additional insured, and sign

the Private Lesson Agreement

(available from our skating director).

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