Something for Everyone

Mediacom Ice Park is the place for recreational and competitive ice hockey providing the perfect entertainment for individuals and families.

We have a wide range of programs for both youth and adults that are open to boys and girls. They are designed for players who are just starting to play ice hockey, making the transition from roller hockey, or are advanced competitive skaters.

All hockey programs follow the USA Hockey guidelines and equipment requirements. Lessons and leagues are grouped according to age and skill level.

Home of the MSU Ice Bears and Springfield Express Hockey Teams

Mediacom Ice Park is home to the MSU Ice Bears, the Springfield Express Junior-A Hockey Team, the Springfield Youth Hockey Association, and the Jordan Valley Figure Skating Club. The Ice Park is perfect for birthday parties, group functions or special events. Discounts are available. Interested in watching a game? Find complete game schedules by clicking the corresponding team buttons to the right.

Classes and Programs

Community Olympic Development Program (CODP)  

Ice hockey through the Greater Springfield Community Olympic Development Program provides boys and girls with the programs necessary for a young athlete to develop the skills to become the best hockey players they can be. The program offers the latest on-ice and off-ice training techniques essential to taking a player's game to the next level. Mediacom Ice Park's prime location in Jordan Valley Park has access to park trails, two full sheets of ice, and a fitness room all in one location. Our focus is to provide a strong fundamental foundation for players in a fun, competitive atmosphere. We allow kids to grow as hockey players without ever having to leave the Springfield area. CODP provides an opportunity for individual athletes to excel through CODP group camps, training programs, or by individual lessons. Learn more about our CODP Hockey Program.

Learn to Play Hockey

Learn the fundamentals of hockey and basics of hockey skating during this eight-week course. Includes eight free public session passes. $12 annual USFS Basic Skills membership required.

Mediacom Ice Park Learn To Play Hockey program is the beginning program for of both recreational and competitive players. This program allows for first time skaters to advance at their own pace to their desired playing level. To create a better learning environment, classes are grouped according to age and skill level. 

The session includes one 30-minute lesson per week, free skate rental, and 1 free public skate session per week. Hockey equipment is available at no charge for Hockey 1-4 participants. Beginner class starts with hockey 1 and intermediate and advanced classes start with hockey 2-4. 

Age: All ages
Date: Aug. 14-Oct. 6
Time: Tues. or Thurs., 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Sat., 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Fee: $90 (includes skate rental), plus
$16/USFS Basic Skills Membership

Jr. Bears Youth House Hockey League

A non-checking league designed to develop and improve hockey skills. One session and one game per week for eight weeks. Prerequisite: Learn to Play or another ice hockey development program. An annual USA Hockey membership is required.
Jr. Bears is the Mediacom Ice Park house ice hockey program. In addition to safe instruction and skill development, Jr. Bears promotes teamwork and sportsmanship. This non-travel program meets 2 times per week at Mediacom Ice Park and provide an exciting opportunity to for kids to learn ice hockey in a fun and safe way. A typical week includes 1 practice and 1 game per week. All players need to have completed Learn to Play or another development program.

Age: 9-17 yrs.
Date: Sept. 19-Dec. 8
Time: 9-10 yrs.: Wed., 6-7 p.m. and Sat., 8:30-9:30 a.m.
11-17 yrs.: Wed., 7:15-8:15 p.m. and Sat., 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Fee: $110, full equipment required
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Adult Hockey League

Beginner, intermediate and advanced leagues, all non-checking and designed to improve player skills and competition on the ice. Mediacom Ice Park 874-2933

Age: 18 yrs. and up
Date: Sept. 16-Dec. 17
Time: Varies, call for details
Fee: $210/League, full equipment required

Cross Ice Hockey

A hockey program based on small-sided ice surfaces where participants will get more touches on the puck and improve over all skills. An annual USA Hockey membership is required.

Cross-Ice Hockey is a great new program that allows players to develop their skills to the fullest while having fun. This program is in conjunction with USA Hockey and follows their guidelines set forth in the "Long Term Athlete Development" model. By decreasing the rink size, the competition level will increase. In smaller areas players will get more touches on the puck and ultimately improve their skills. Also, with the smaller ice surface players of all skill levels will be involved in the action at all times. For younger players the cross-ice youth league environment engages them in the action and will constantly challenge their skating abilities throughout the process. This program is also under the direction of Community Olympic Development Program.

Age: 8 yrs. and under                                                
Date: April 2-May 9
Time: Mon. and Wed., 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Fee: $80/Player, must have current USA Hockey Membership

Practice Hockey

Adult Drop-In, Adult Stick and Puck, Adult 101, Jr. Drop-In, Parent and Child Stick & Puck.

This class is designed for adults who are just beginning the game and want to learn more about it in a practice setting. High level coaches provide fun drills and skills practices to help skaters become better players for their Adult League hockey teams or just for fun.

Age: All ages
Date: Check monthly schedule
Time: Check monthly schedule
Fee: $7-10, or $120/Annual Stick and Puck Pass

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Summer Hockey Camp

Comprehensive instruction led by CODP head coach BJ Norman. For more information please contact BJ Norman via email or by phone at 417-874-2934.

June 11-Aug. 2
$75/week or $300/6 weeks
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