Learn to Play

Centene Community Ice Center, in conjunction with the St. Louis Blues, is proud to offer various Learn to Play programs to help grow and promote youth hockey in the St. Louis community. Our instructors will guide new youth players through the basics of the game from skating to shooting and passing to on-ice communication and help lay a solid foundation for your youth players new hockey path.

While it is not required, it is encouraged that any new player first complete our Learn to Skate program to ensure comfortability on the ice and a safe transition into hockey gameplay.

Future Draft Picks - Six-week program for youth players age 4-12 who have already completed a Learn to Play program and want to further their skills and development through on and off ice training.

Little Blues (Learn to Play) - Seven-week program designed for kids age 4-9 with no prior organized hockey experience; each registrant will receive a complete set of hockey equipment.

Little Blues Continue to Play - Six-week program for youth players who recently completed the Little Blues intro Learn to Play program and are not ready to join a hockey club. 

Girls Hockey Development League presented by Bauer - Six-week program for girls of all ages to start their hockey career in a fun and comfortable environment; each registrant will receive a complete set of hockey equipment.