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No matter what you're hungry for, the menu at this club promises the perfect dish for you.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this club — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Experience a new side of Hodgkins when you pay a visit to Hodgkins Park District, a fun-filled vacation spot.
There are close and convenient parking spots located within walking distance to Hodgkins Park District.
Simply put, Players Sport & Social Group helps more than 60,000 people each year get together, meet new friends, and have fun. The two-decade-old company has more than doubled in size in the last five years, due in no small part to the wide variety of sports leagues and clinics that it offers at venues throughout the city. Teams or individuals can sign up for sports ranging from dodge ball to beach volleyball to games of "bags," otherwise known as cornhole. Players can check their weekly standings online and review each sport's rules, learning exactly what is considered a foul in kickball or how to dispose of a football opponent's captured flag by burning it in a respectful ceremony.
The company also hosts and sponsors social events such as happy hours, beach tournaments, and tasting events such as Whiskey, Wine & Moonshine and The World's Largest Indoor Bar Crawl Goes Mardi Gras.
In the 1980s, UIC's athletic teams adopted the name The Flames. It's a moniker that pays homage to the Great Chicago Fire, just as the team's mascot, a dragon, represents the fire-breathing cow that allegedly started the famous conflagration. Since the name change, UIC athletes have racked up wide-ranging accolades. The men's basketball team reached the NCAA Tournament in '98, '02, and '04, and the women's tennis team has won a staggering 17 consecutive conference titles. UIC has even launched some professional careers, such as that of soccer star Jay DeMerit, who went on to play for the U.S. Men's National Team and competed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Today, the successes continue to accrue across about 20 men's and women's programs ranging from basketball to swimming to volleyball.
The ECHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators, the Elmira Jackals skated onto the scene in 2000 as a member of the United Hockey League. After a successful seven-year run in the UHL—including a playoff appearance in their very first season—the Jackals moved to the ECHL in 2007–2008, where they've remained since. Although the Jackals are still in hot pursuit of their first Kelly Cup, the team has earned a playoff berth in every season, highlighted by an Eastern Conference regular-season title in 2011–12. Off the ice, the Jackals remain active in the community with efforts led by mascot Blade, who's often spotted mingling with fans at parties, retail stores, and while getting his eyebrows waxed at local spas.
In Focus: Johnny’s IceHouse West
Claim to fame: it’s the official practice facility of the Chicago Blackhawks
Year founded: 2010
Rink dimensions: 200’x85’ (NHL regulation size)
Locker rooms: 4
Private showers: 6
Where to eat: The Stanley Club Bar & Grill, which overlooks the ice
Programs: Learn to Skate, adult and youth hockey, figure skating
Number of adult recreational hockey teams: 136
Number of major youth hockey tournaments hosted annually: 3
Is there also a Johnny’s IceHouse East? Yep! That one is in the West Loop.