How big is the facility? How many rinks do you have?

Centene Commutniy Ice Center is approximately 277,000 sq. ft. boasting three year-round indoor rinks and one seasonal outdoor rink. Each rink is the NHL-standard 220' long x 85' wide.

What is the parking situation?

There are various parking lots located directly around Centene Community Ice Center with ample spaces available.

What are your building hours?

Our hours can vary depending on daily program start and end times.

I don't skate or play hockey, can I still visit?

Yes! Centene Community Ice Center features a bar and restaurant that is open to the general public along with the Pure Hockey pro shop for anyone needing to shop hockey-related equipment or select St. Louis Blues apparel.

Do I have to pay to enter the facility?

No, you do not have to pay to enter. However there are costs to participate in any on-ice programming.

Are you accepting job applications?

All job openings can be found on this page.

What ages do you have programs for?

We offer a variety of programs for those as young as three and adults of any age.

What is the cost to play hockey or figure skate?

Program costs vary. Please check out the page of the program you're interested in for registration cost.

Do you have rental equipment and gear?

We have rental skates but we do not offer rental/loaner of any other equipment. 

Am I allowed on the ice during my child's program or game?

Parents are not allowed on the ice during lessons or games, but you may watch from the bleachers. Please respect the space and work of our staff, instructors, and officials.

Public Skate

How much is Public Skating?

  • $12 - General Admission
  • $5 - Maryland Heights residents
  • $5 - Skate Rental
  • $4 - Skate Rental for Maryland Heights residents with Parks & Recreation key tag

What is the schedule for Public Skating?

Click the below Monthly Schedule button to see current Public Skate times.

Note, session times are subject to change without warning due to ice scheduling. Please check the website prior to your arrival to confirm Public Skate times.


Do you have rental skates?

Yes. Rental skates are $5 or $4 if you are a Maryland Heights resident and present your Parks & Recreation key tag.

What kind of rental skates do you have?

We have both figure and hockey skate rentals. If you are newer to skating, we recommend using figure skates.

What size rental skates do you carry?  

Sizes range from a child’s size 9 all the way up to adult size 14. We recommend going a size down for those in half sizes.

Can I bring my own skates?

Yes, we encourage anyone with their own ice skates to bring them.

Do you have skate aids?

Yes, we have walkers available to rent at the Skate Rental window for $6.

Do you allow strollers on the ice?

No, strollers are not allowed on the ice.

Do you allow wheelchairs on the ice?

Yes, wheelchairs are allowed on the ice. We recommend you add a brightly-colored attachment (can be a piece of paper) so it is visible to other skaters.

What age can ice skate?

There is no minimum age requirement to ice skate. We recommend children be at least 3+ and are successfully walking. Guardian supervision on the ice is recommended for young children with no prior experience.

Do you have sleds for children to ride? 

No. Sleds are not permitted on the ice with the exception of ADA skating sleds.

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes, guests who pre-register for a Public Skate session online or walk-up and register in-person will be asked to sign a waiver.


Do you offer hockey lessons?

Yes, there are a variety of Learn to Play programs available for age 4+. You can find more info on this page.

Do you have Stick & Puck sessions?

Yes, we offer Stick & Puck sessions at various times throughout the week. More information and a current schedule can be found here.

Can I rent hockey gear from you?

No, we do not offer rental/loaner of any hockey gear.

Is there an in-house youth league?

Yes, Centene Community Ice Center is proud to offer an in-house 6U and 8U youth league focused on instructional development. Click here for more info.

Do you have an adult league?

Yes, there is a year-round adult league available and more info can be found on this page.

Are there any girls-only hockey programs?

How old do you have to be to play hockey?

It is recommended that kids be at least 3+ and comfortable with ice skating before starting hockey lessons or joining organized hockey.

Do I need to complete a Learn to Skate program before playing hockey?

While it is not requried, it is highly recommended that anyone who wants to play hockey first complete the Learn to Skate program to ensure comfortability on the ice and a safe transition into hockey gameplay.