Centene Community Ice Center
In addition to the hockey development facilities, an event center with 2,500 seats will support local university and other ice sport programs. A covered outdoor rink will offer an inviting atmosphere for the general public to skate in the winter months and enjoy community events such as concerts, festivals and markets in the warmer months.
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 Alumni, Lindenwood University, Live Nation and Mercy Healthcare.
750 Casino Center Dr., Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Learn to Skate Program
About the Learn to Skate ProgramThe Centene Community 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, October 20-November 24
- 5:10-5:40 p.m. (Snow Plow Sam 1, Basic 1, Hockey 1)
- 5:45-6:15 p.m. (All other levels)
- Saturdays, October 24-November 28
- 10:05-10:35 a.m. (Stroking and Edge, Jump and Spin, Intro to Synchro)
- 10:40-11:10 a.m. (Snow Plow Sam 1, Basic 1, Hockey 1)
- 11:15-11:45 a.m. (All other levels)
How to Enroll
- Returning Participants: Click here to register. The first time you log in, your username is your phone number (including area code, no dashes or spaces). Your password is your last name.
- First Time Participants: First, you will need to register with Learn to Skate USA by clicking here. Once you have your Learn to Skate USA membership number, click here to email Britney and Jennifer your name and the date you would like to sign up.
Learn to Skate Levels
- Snowplow Sam Levels 1-4 (Ages 3-5): 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 Levels 1-6 (Ages 6-16): These lessons put the FUN in fundamentals as your skaters enjoy learning the basics of ice skating. This program contains six different levels.
- Hockey Levels 1-4 (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.
- Low Freestyle 1-3 & High Freestyle 4-6 (must pass Basic 6): Transitions, spins and jumps. More progressive skating skills like these give more determined skaters like yours challenges they crave.
- Adult 1-6 (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.
Stroking and Edge: Stroking and Edge allows skaters to work on power and fluidity down the ice. It also includes edge work which includes holding edges, turns, and transitions. Speed is essential in your overall skating, but it is not necessarily required in this class as technique will be the main emphasis. Open to figure and hockey skaters.
Jump and Spin: This class is specifically designed for figure skaters to solely work on jump and spin techniques at all Free Skate levels (skaters Pre-Free Skate and above)
Intro to Synchro: This level will serve as an introduction to the five basic elements. Skaters should feel confident skating by themselves in order to successfully skate these elements.
A. Block: Forward stroking and snowplow stop (in shoulder hold)
B. Circle: Two-foot glide, both directions (in hand hold)
C. Line: Forward stroking and snowplow stop (in shoulder hold)
D. Wheel: Forward 3 or 4 spoke with half swizzle pumps, either direction (in shoulder hold)
E. Intersection: Forward intersection, two lines with two-foot glide at intersection (in shoulder hold)
Maryland Heights residents receive a discount on public skating and Learn to Skate Programs at the Ice Center. To receive this discount, residents must have a Centene Community Ice Center Resident Discount Card, which can only be provided by the Department of Parks and Recreation at the Maryland Heights Community Center (2300 McKelvey Road) and is a separate card from the general-use resident discount card for parks and recreation programming. This card is free.
To receive a Centene Community Ice Center Resident Discount Card, you need to bring these two items to the Community Center:
- Your photo ID
- Proof of residency including an unpaid utility bill, current bank statement orvoter 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 Community Center:
- Your photo ID
- Proof of guardianship is required including a report card, birth certificate, passport or insurance card or social security card
Public Skate Information
Public skating is available seven days a week at the Ice Center for skaters and families looking for a fun day out or even looking for a new way to exercise.
Admission is $7 for the general public or $5 for Maryland Heights residents with a Parks & Recreation keyfob. Skate rental is available for $4 for the general public or $3 for Maryland Heights residents with a Parks & Recreation keyfob.
Click here to view the public skating calendar.
St. Louis Music Park
The Saint Louis Music Park is a 4,500 seat, multipurpose outdoor concert venue located at the Centene Community Ice Center, the practice home of 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues, located in Maryland Heights, MO.
Located as part of the covered outdoor ice arena, Saint Louis Music Park will make the seasonal transition from skating rink to concert venue for the spring and summer season. The venue features covered pavilion seating, a beer garden, an all-weather artificial lawn, and a lake providing guests a park-like setting. In addition to the many concerts, the venue will host community events, food and beer festivals, family entertainment, and a variety of children’s programming.