About the Centene Community Ice Center  

The Centene Community Ice Center will serve thousands of St. Louis youth and adults. Located at 750 Casino Center Drive (near Hollywood Casino), the 277,000 square feet facility features four ice rinks for all ice sports, a strength and conditioning center and skills development areas. The Center includes spaces for public skating, training and special events for athletes of all abilities. The facility is the official practice home of the St. Louis Blues NHL team. 

In addition to the hockey development facilities, an event center with 2,500 seats will support local university and other ice sport programs (youth, amateur, adult recreational). A covered outdoor rink will offer an inviting atmosphere for the general public to skate in the winter months and enjoy community events like concerts, festivals, and markets in the warmer months. Mercy Healthcare will operate an onsite location for sports medicine, therapy and training. 

A true public-private partnership, numerous organizations have come together to make this project a reality. Partners include the St. Louis Legacy Ice Foundation, City of Maryland Heights, St. Louis Blues, AAA Blues, Blues AlumniLindenwood University, Live Nation and Mercy Healthcare

For details about the Grand Opening Celebration including a site map, schedule of events and more, click here.

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Learn to Skate

The ice center offers classes for figure skating, hockey and just for fun from ages 3 to adult. No experience is required. Price includes 5 free public skating passes (passes expire on last day of the session) and skate rental is included during classes. 

New classes start every 6 weeks. The next classes start:

  • Tuesdays: Sept. 17-Oct. 22
  • Thursdays: Sept. 19-Oct. 24
  • Saturdays: Sept. 21-Oct. 26

Each session is $90 (Maryland Heights residents receive a $10 discount) plus an annual $16 Learn to Skate USA membership valid July 1-June 30.

Steps to enroll:

  1. Register with Learn to Skate USA at www.learntoskateusa.com/registration. You will need your Learn to Skate USA membership number for step 2. The fee is $16.
  2. Next, click here to enroll in a particular session(s). These sessions are organized by age and ability, so please check the descriptions below to identify the category that best fits your experience level and interests. These descriptions are also available at www.learntoskate.com/registration and that some categories have more than one level.
  3. A Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation staff member will contact you to finalize payment.

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Snowplow Sam (Ages 3-6): Designed for kids under six to build confidence while learning to skate incorporating fun and games making class time an enjoyable experience for all.

Basic Skills (Ages 7-16): These lessons put the FUN in fundamentals as your skaters enjoy learning the basics of ice skating. This program contains six different levels.

Hockey (Ages 7-16): Before you can score a goal, you need to learn to skate. In the hockey program, skaters will learn how to be proficient and agile on the ice.

Free Skate (must pass Basic 6): Transitions, spins and jumps. More progressive skating skills like these give more determined skaters like yours challenges they crave.

Adult (Ages 17+): Ice skating is for the kid in all of us. The adult curriculum is designed for beginning and experienced skaters who wish to improve their skills.

 

Maryland Heights Residents 

As part of this partnership, Maryland Heights residents will a receive a discount on public skating and Learn to Skate Programs. To receive this discount, residents must have a Centene Community Ice Center Resident Discount Card, which can only be provided by the Maryland Heights Department of Parks and Recreation at the Maryland Heights Community Center (located at 2300 McKelvey Road) and is a separate card from the general-use resident discount card for parks and recreation programming. To receive a Centene Community Ice Center Resident Discount Card, you must bring these two items to the Maryland Heights Community Center:

  1. Your Photo ID
  2. Proof of residency including one of the following: An unpaid utility bill or current bank statement or voter ID card or an occupancy permit.

To receive a Centene Community Ice Center Resident Discount Card for a child, the parent/guardian must bring these two items to the Maryland Heights Community Center:

  1. Your Photo ID
  2. Proof of guardianship is required including one of the following: a report card or birth certificate or passport or insurance card or social security card. 

 

Public Skating

Days

Date

Time

Fee

Monday-Friday Ongoing 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Admission: $7
Skate Rental: $3
Friday Ongoing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday Ongoing 12:30-2:30 p.m. and
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Sunday Ongoing 12:30-2:30 p.m.

 

Social Media

For updates about the Centene Community Ice Center, follow the facility on social media. 

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