Learn to Play Programs
Future Draft Picks
This program is intended for individuals who are between the ages of 4-12 years old and have either completed Little Blues "Continue to Play" or have participated in their local Learn to Play hockey program and are ready to take the next step in their hockey development!
Future Draft Picks Program includes three weeks of off-ice skill development practice at the Bauer Skills Center Located in our USA Arena. This program will prepare hockey players to make the jump from ‘Learn to Play’ to ‘League Play’ or pairs well with our Centene 3v3 League for our 6U and 8U skaters.
The Bauer Skills Center has 2,700 square feet of synthetic ice that includes multiple shooting ranges and digital puck handling games. The coaches from Elite Hockey Training will assist the players with their puck handling, passing, and shooting skills while they are in their tennis shoes.
UPCOMING SESSIONS: JUNE 2023
Ice Times are usually Sundays from 10:00AM-11:00AM. Off-Ice Practices will take place immediately following an on-ice practice. Gym clothes and tennis shoes are appropriate dress for off-ice practice.
Little Blues (Learn to Play)
In conjunction with the St. Louis Blues, Centene Community Ice Center is pleased to host the Little Blues Program. The St. Louis Blues have partnered with the NHL and NHLPA to provide a low cost seven-week program for kids to experience hockey for the first time through the Little Blues Learn-To-Play program.
This seven-week introduction to hockey program is intended for boys and girls ages 4 - 9 who have not participated in organized ice hockey before. All sessions will take place at Centene Community Ice Center, the official practice facility of the Blues. Two Little Blues sessions per year will take place at one of the local Illinois rinks.
The Little Blues program cost is $225 per child and includes six weeks of on ice practices taught by Blues Alumni, a Little Blues graduation and a complete set of hockey equipment!
This program is intended for children who have not participated in an organized hockey program before - children who have registered with a local Missouri Hockey association previously are not eligible to participate in this program.
Equipment Kit: Jersey, Shoulder Pads, Gloves, Elbow Pads, Hockey Pants, Helmet, Shin guards, Hockey Socks, Hockey Stick, Skates & Equipment Bag. All included in the price.
Skating lessons are highly recommended before the start of the Little Blues Program.
For questions regarding the Little Blues LTP please contact Owen Delesky – firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to register or learn more about the Little Blues Program
Little Blues (Continue to Play)
If your Little Blues skater is not ready to join a hockey club, we will be offering Continue to Play at Centene Community Ice Center this fall. The program includes six weeks of 50 minute on ice sessions. All sessions will be on Sunday mornings to early afternoon.
For questions and entry into the Little Blues Continue to Play program, please contact Owen Delesky – email@example.com
Girls Learn to Play Hockey
Please contact Brittany Koch – Bkoch@stlblues.com for registration into the “Girls Learn To Play” program.