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Welcome to Top Shelf Ice Arena!

We offer ice skating and hockey for people of all ages and abilities.
From your first steps on the ice all the way through
playing the game at your highest possible level,
Top Shelf has what you need to get skating! 

6152 W. Grand Avenue, Gurnee IL
(northwest corner of Gurnee Mills, near Entry H)

Public Skate

Bring your family & friends to Public Skate!

Learn to Skate and Learn to Play

Skating and Hockey classes are underway at Top Shelf Ice Arena!
Click below for information about Learn to Skate, Jump Start,
and Hockey School classes offered through
Pleasant Prairie Hockey and held at Top Shelf.   

What Are They Talking About?!

If your favorite hockey player is using a lot of hockey lingo and you have no idea what they’re talking about, we’ve got your back. Click below to get the inside scoop on hockey lingo commonly used today. Here’s a hint: “Bar Mexico” is not in Cabo and there are no margaritas involved and a player’s “salad” has nothing to do with what they ate before the game...but both of them are good things!

Under New Ownership

The Arena is now locally owned by two guys born and raised in Lake County, IL, who grew up playing ice hockey. These "hockey guys" are on a mission to share their love of the sport with anyone who wants to play. 


Contact Laura Baran

General Manager, Top Shelf Ice Arena

Phone: 847-224-7171

Tim Kinsman

Owner & Operator

Kurt Carlson

Owner & Operator