Top Notch Ice

Johnny's IceHouse West 2550 West Madison Street Chicago

Chicago On Ice/Top Notch Ice
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Have you ever felt the need to take your skating or hockey game to the next level? Something along the lines of skating on the same ice as Stanley Cup champions? Well, Johnny’s Icehouse is the rink you’ve been searching for. Johnny’s Icehouse is the home to the Chicago Blackhawks' practice rink and they even open up the house for the public to watch them practice. Check out their Twitter @johnnysicehouse to know when the Hawks are practicing and what’s going on in and around the house. 

The pros aren’t the only people you can find on the ice. Johnny’s Ice House has a vast amount of programming for lovers of the ice ranging from kids to adults. Technique classes are available, as well as pick-up hockey games, leagues, and rat hockey. After all this skating you’re sure to work up an appetite. The Stanley Cup, the bar not THE CUP, is right about the ice for a quick bite or to watch a Hawks game.

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If You Didn't Know...

If you don’t know what rat hockey is, you clearly haven’t been spending all your spare time hanging around a skating rink. Rat hockey is named after the so-called rink rats, who are always ready for a pickup game.

Not A Public Skating Rink

Johnny's Icehouse isn't a rink open to the public. You must participate in one of their many programs to skate. However the public is always welcome to watch the Blackhawks practice. Check their Twitter or Facebook page for scheduling.  

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