Centene Community Ice Center
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The Centene Community Ice Center opened September 2019 and plans to serve thousands of St. Louis youth and adults annually. The 277,000 square foot facility at 750 Casino Center Drive features four, NHL sized ice rinks, a strength and conditioning center and skill development areas. The Ice Center includes spaces for public skating, training and special events for athletes of all abilities. The facility is the official practice home of the NHL's St. Louis Blues.
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.
Learn to Skate Program
The ice center offers classes for figure skating, hockey and just for fun. Specialty classes are also offered for more advanced skaters including the Jump and Spin class and Stroking and Edges class which focuses on power skating, endurance and different turns.
No experience is required. The all-inclusive price includes skate rental during class, six public skating passes, a Learn to Skate USA membership which includes a welcome packet, secondary sport accident insurance and more. Registration is required at least two days before the start of class.
Fee (per session): R: $115 • NR: $145
Download the welcome packet here.
Available Classes and 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)
Public Skate Information
Public skating is available for skaters and families looking for a fun day out or even looking for a new way to exercise.
Fee: R: $5 admission, $3 skate rental
NR: $7 admission online ($8 in person), $5 skate rental
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 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 Community Center:
Your photo ID
Proof of guardianship is required including a report card, birth certificate, passport or insurance card or social security card
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St. Louis Music Park
A 4,500 seat multipurpose outdoor venue at the Centene Community Ice Center, The Saint Louis Music Park transitions from skating rink to concert venue for the spring/summer season. Features of the venue include:
- Covered pavilion seating
- Beer garden
- All-weather artificial lawn
- A lake providing guests a park-like setting