The family is the basic unit of society—yet, statistically, family members are the very people most likely to steal your Arch Deluxe. Solidify family alliances and suss out enemies with today's Groupon: for $10, you get your choice of one round of black-light mini golf (a $5 value), laser tag ($6), or admission to one public skate ($6/adults, $5/children under 12) with skate rental ($4), plus a $20 game card to be used in the arcade, at Rink Side Sports & Family Entertainment Center in the Gurnee Mills mall.
Rink Side Sports & Family is part black-lit space terrain, part family gameroom, and part pristine winterscape. Buckle into a laser tag vest and prepare to be transported into another dimension—a darkened, 2,000-square-foot, neon-scintillating arena where you’ll blast beams at friend and foe alike in a tense match to see who is the laser prince. Or, if you’d rather putt peaceably amid glowing hues, opt for 18 holes of black-light mini golf. Rink Side Sports & Family’s mini golf is under-the-sea-themed, surrounding players with sharks, turtles, and treasure chests filled with cicada molts. To wear mittens even in the summertime, go for a glide on the spacious ice rink (skate rental is included on the day of your visit). No matter what fun strikes your fancy, you’ll receive a $20 game card to spend on the hundreds of games in the arcade.
After a long day of play, cash in any game tickets for prizes in the arcade, and recharge in Rink Side's full restaurant and snack bar. Purchase multiple Groupons to treat your friends to a fun, fancy-free outing, secretly training them to see in the dark to watch out for racecars without headlights.
- Every time I have gone, I haven't found the rink crowded. Staff has always been very pleasant. overall enjoyment from this facility. – J.R. M., Insider Pages
- This rink is great for all levels of skaters. The guards are helpful and protect skaters that fall. – Kathy C. Insider Pages
- Good way to cool off. – Julie W., Insider Pages
Rink Side Sports and Ice Arena
Tip-toeing around black columns illuminated with rings of neon, players catch and zap friends the second they show themselves under the fluorescent light's glow. This happens every day inside Rink Side Sports' 2,000-square-foot Laser Blast arena, which accommodates up to 20 players per match. Just outside that arena, an arcade erupts in a cacophony of bells and whistles emanating from more than 100 video and redemption games. Nearby on the ice rink, ice is carved during public skating hours and kids master the triple Lutz during figure-skating programs led by experienced instructors, many of whom belong to the Professional Skaters Association. These activities all exist under one roof, as well as a 2,700-square-foot 18-hole black-light mini-golf course and a snack bar, which serves hand-tossed pizzas that can be tossed by hand into eaters’ mouths.
6152 Grand Ave.
Gurnee, Illinois 60031Get Directions