Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey Announces Program Expansion

Chicago, Ill., December 6, 2018 – Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey (CBSH) is excited to announce that they will be expanding their program to serve the Lake County area. CBSH will skate out of Rink Side Sports located at 6152 West Grand Avenue in Gurnee, Illinois.

The Lake County program will run January 6 through March 24, 2019. Please click here for a detailed schedule. Registration is now open, and application forms can be found on our website at Questions can be directed to Melanie Freeman at

“We are so excited to be growing into the northern suburbs!  Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey is committed to expanding player accessibility and community awareness of special hockey programs. This will be our 4th rink in Illinois. We are operating out of Center Ice in Glen Ellyn, Arctic Ice in Orland Park and MB Ice Rink in Chicago. Come on out and see what we’re about!” – Melanie Freeman, CBSH Director

About Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey

Chicago Blackhawks Special Hockey (CBSH) is dedicated to providing children and adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to play hockey. CBSH team members range in age from 5 to 55, and include both male and female athletes. The team is comprised of players that have Autism, Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities.  CBSH strive to promote and emphasize the development of sportsmanship, team spirit, increased confidence, pride, and team unity while having a great time in the process.

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