Plese review the below Frequently Asked Questions. We have seperated them out into various categories depending on what you're looking for!

Ice Skating

How much is Public Skating?

  • $12 - General Admission
  • $5 - Maryland Heights residents

How much to rent skates?

  • $5 - General Skate Rental
  • $4 - Maryland Heights resident 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.


What should I wear at Public Skate?

We recommend dressing in warm layered clothing that allows you to move around easily. We encourage you to wear tall, thin socks that can assist in making the ice skates more comfortable plus long pants, gloves/mittens, and scarves or stocking caps. While helmets are not required, we do recommend them for beginners or small children.

Do I need to wear socks? 

Yes. You must wear socks to rent skates. One pair of tall, thin socks is recommended.

Should I wear a helmet?

While helmets are not required, they are recommended for beginners or small children. Common helmets for this include hockey or bicycle helmets.

I have weak ankles. Can I still skate? 

If you can walk, you can skate! Centene Community Ice Center carries only quality skates with great ankle support. Our skilled and professional staff will assist with any questions to ensure you are supported with a skate that works best for you before hitting the ice.

Can I join a session already in progress? 

Of course! So long as there's still room on the ice, you're welcome to join in for the remainder of the session.

At what age can my child start skating? 

Generally, children are able to skate once they are comfortable walking. We recommend a recreational skater to assist a beginner skater.

Do you offer Learn to Skate programs?

Yes! Learn to Skate classes are offered through the City of Maryland Heights, Visit our Learn To Skate page for more information.

Does the facility offer private skating lessons?

The facility does not offer private skating lessons. Individuals may seek certified coaches on their own and attend Freestyle ice sessions with their coaches, however, both must pay for ice time.


Is there Freestyle time available for figure skaters?

Yes, this public program is available for figure skaters to practice their techniques and programs, with and without music. 


  • $12 skater fee
  • $5 coaches fee 

What times are available for Freestyle?

Freestyle schedules are posted monthly on our Calendar of Events page.  Sessions are subject to change without warning due to ice scheduling.  Please verify schedules prior to arrival.


Do you offer hockey lessons or programming?

Yes! Centene Community Ice Center offers a variety of clinics throughout the hockey season.  Please visit the hockey page on our site for further information. 


Hockey Information

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.

Do you have sleds for children to ride? 

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

Can I bring my own skates?

Of course! Feel free to bring your own skates to the rink.

Do you have 'skate aids'? 

Yes, we supply walkers for $4 each. Subject to availability at your time of arrival

When are Stick & Puck sessions?

We strive to offer as much Stick and Puck and Open Hockey sessions as possible based on ice scheduling.  Please visit our Calendar of Events for our monthly schedules.


What are the facility hours?

Hours vary by events and programming inside the facility and may be impacted by holidays. Please check the Calendar of Events for current programming time or stop by the information desk which opens daily at 9am.

*Inforomation desk hours may vary by holidays

Do you sell St. Louis Blues tickets?

Centene Community Ice Center and Saint Louis Music Park do not sell Blues tickets. Please visit Ticketmaster.com or the St. Louis Blues website for ticketing info.

Where can I find Blues open practice times?

Open practice times for the St. Louis Blues will be posted on our website at the below button, across our social media channels and/or on the Blues official website. Please note, Blues open practice times are subject to change or be cancelled without warning. We will do our best to provide updates when available.



Is food or drink available?

Yes! Centene Community Ice Center features a variety of ways to get food and drink while inside the facility.

  • 314 Social | on-site bar and restaurant (click here for hours)
  • Schnuck's Grab and Go | quick service for light snacks and drinks
  • Concession Stands | various stands offering "stadium" fare

Do you allow outside food/drink?

No. Outside food and/or drink is strictly prohibited within Centene Community Ice Center.

What are Pure Hockey Shop's hours and offerings?

The Pure Hockey Pro Shop carries a variety of hockey equipment, St. Louis Blues merchandise and will also offer skate sharpening.

Store Hours:
Monday-Friday | 1pm-9pm
Saturday | 9am-6pm
Sunday | 9am-5pm
*hours are subject to change and may vary by holidays

What is the Bauer Skills Center?

Information about the Bauer Skills Center operated by Elite Hockey Facility can be found at https://www.elitehockeyfacility.com/

Does the facility have Wi-Fi?

Yes! Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the facility on the CCIC-Guest network.