March 01 , 2018

Drops of Ink, the official high school publication of Libertyville High School, featured SKATE ROOM. Read the article written by Moira.

Married co-owners Kevin and Alena Jotkus opened an indoor synthetic ice rink in Vernon Hills Hawthorn Mall in November to combine skating and exercise with fun.

With their kids growing up in the Mundelein area, the Jotkus’ wanted a space for them to interact and reap the benefits of skating, which include improved flexibility and balance as well as cardio work and weight loss, they said. The two wanted an “entertainment facility where kids can stay active,” according to Alena. She felt Hawthorn Mall was an ideal location for the business, and there was an opening on the upper level next to JC Penney.

 

To read the story, click here.