Hockey

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Hockey Road Map
The Park Board hockey program is constantly evolving and growing, and it can be confusing on where to get started. Check out our Hockey Road Map to find what fits your needs best.



Classes & Programs

Jordan Valley 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.

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  2. Learn to Skate


    Learning to skate is a basic skill that hockey players need in order to learn to play the game of hockey. The Department of Hockey highly recommends that any player who wants to learn to play hockey or register for our Little Blues program, start with a learn to skate class offered by our Skating Department. Why Learn to Skate with our figure skating instructors? Simple, figure skaters are the best skaters in the world. They understand the importance of edge work and strides. Our Skating Department can get your player started in the right direction of learning to skate to play hockey. This means our Hockey Instructors can focus more on the stick skills and other areas of the game of hockey. 


    Here are the Learn to Skate classes we recommend to begin your hockey career: 

    • Ages 6 & Under: Snow Plow Sam 
    • Ages 7 & Up: Basic 1
    • Adults: Adult 1
    The session includes 1, 30 - minute lesson per week, free skate rental, and free public skating sessions. For more information, please email our Skating Department.


    AGE
    6 yrs. and under: Snow Plow Sam; 7 yrs. and up: Basic 1; Adults: Adult 1
    2022 SESSIONS
    Aug. 23-Oct. 15; Oct. 18-Dec. 17
    TUESDAY
    *5:15-5:45 p.m.: Basic 1-3, Snowplow Sam 1-3 *6:00-6:30 p.m.: Basic 4-6, Adult 1-3
    THURSDAY
    *5:15-5:45 p.m.: Basic 4-6, Adult 1-3 *6:00-6:30 p.m.: Basic 1-3, Adult 4-6
    SATURDAY
    *9:45-10:15 a.m.: Basic 1-3, Snowplow Sam 1-3 *10:30-11:00 a.m.: Basic 4-6, Adult 1-3 *11:15-11:45 a.m.: Basic 1-3, Adult 4-6
    LOCATION
    Jordan Valley Ice Park
    FEE
    $100/Session includes skate rental, plus $16/year US Figure Skating Membership

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  4. Little Blues


    The St. Louis Blues partner with the NHL and NHLPA to present Little Blues, an 8-week low-cost introductory hockey program for kids 4-9 yrs. Eligible participants must have not previously taken part in a Missouri Hockey Association program. Registration includes full hockey gear, including jersey, stick and equipment bag. For more information, please email our hockey department. Prerequisite: Learn to Skate class.


    AGE
    4-9 yrs.
    DATE
    Fall 2022
    LOCATION
    Jordan Valley Ice Park
    FEE
    $200/Player


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  6. Learn to Play, Next Note


    Next Note session coming Fall 2022!


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  8. Mite Summer Hockey Development


    Dry land and on-ice hockey skill development in agility, balance, core/back, upper/lower, stick handling, passing and shooting skills.


    AGE
    8 yrs. and under
    DATE
    Session 1: June 1-June 29; Session 2: July 6-Aug. 3
    TIME
    Wed., 5:45-6:45 p.m.
    FEE
    $55/Session


    AGE
    9-17
    DATE
    Session 1: May 31-June 28; Session 2: July 5-Aug. 2
    TIME
    Tues.; 9-12 yrs.: 5:45-7:45 p.m.; 13-17 yrs.: 7-9 p.m.
    FEE
    $65/Session


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  10. Jr. Bears Summer Hockey League 4x4


    If you're going to play summer hockey, make it worthwhile, and play 4v4! 4v4 provides massive ice time which equals the most skill development & fun! 4v4 format provides players with more time and space to possess the puck, generate speed, and create offense with smart, effective decisions with and without the puck. This league is a GAMES ONLY played 4v4 half ice for ages 9 - 12 and full ice for ages 13 - 17. Games are Thursday nights in the Summer for 10 weeks. Full equipment and USA Hockey membership are required.


    AGE
    9-17 yrs.
    DATE
    Session 1: June 2 - June 30; Session 2: July 7-Aug. 4
    TIME
    6:45-7:45 p.m.
    FEE
    $65/Player


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  12. Community Sports Development Program (CSDP)

    Ice hockey through the Greater Springfield Community Sports 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. Jordan Valley 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. CSDP provides an opportunity for individual athletes to excel through CSDP group camps, training programs, or by individual lessons. Learn more about our CSDP Hockey Program

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  14. Clinics



  15. Mite Summer Hockey Development


    Dry land and on-ice hockey skill development in agility, balance, core/back, upper/lower, stick handling, passing and shooting skills.


    AGE
    8 yrs. and under
    DATE
    Session 1: June 1-June 29; Session 2: July 6-Aug. 3
    TIME
    Wed., 5:45-6:45 p.m.
    FEE
    $55/Session


    AGE
    9-17
    DATE
    Session 1: May 31-June 28; Session 2: July 5-Aug. 2
    TIME
    Tues.; 9-12 yrs.: 5:45-7:45 p.m.; 13-17 yrs.: 7-9 p.m.
    FEE
    $65/Session


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  17. Open Hockey


    There are multiple options for Open Hockey:
    1. Stick & Puck: Practice session for players to practice skills. No games/scrimmages allowed. Ages 17 and Under are required to wear full equipment. Private lessons are allowed but cannot take an entire zone. Players must provide their own pucks.
      • Please follow the appropriate age requirements listed on the schedule:
        1. Ages 12 & under: This session is for players ages 12 & Under. Parents can skate with their younger players. Adults with no children are not allowed on the ice for this session.
        2. Ages 13 & Up: Players aged 13 and older can participate in this session. Adults with no children are also allowed to skate in this session.
        3. All Ages: all ages are allowed at these sessions.
    2. Drop In: Scrimmage session. No checking. Full equipment for ages 17 and younger. Players divide into teams and play with no officials.
      • Please follow appropriate age and skill levels, if noted on schedule.
    3. Coming Soon – Rink Rats: Specifically designed for the Mite/8U age group. This session is like drop-in hockey, except everyone plays at once. If 30 players show up, it’s 15 vs 15 at once. A great way to learn to play the game like we used to on the ponds up north!

    Equipment Requirements:

    • Ages 17 and Under: Full equipment is required. This includes: helmet with full face cage/shield, shoulder pads, elbow pads, jersey, breezers/hockey pants, cup, shin guards, hockey socks, skates, gloves and stick.
    • Ages 18 and Up: Full equipment is highly recommended. Required: helmet (some sort of face shield is highly recommended), elbow pads, jersey, shin guards, athletic pants/sweatpants, skates, gloves, stick.
    • Stick & Puck Coaches: required helmet, skates, gloves and stick
    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Weekly
    TIME
    FEE
    Stick & Puck: $8; 
    Rick Rats: $8; 
    Drop In: $11; 
    Annual Stick & Puck Pass: $120


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  20. Sr. Bears Adult Hockey League

    All Sr. Bears Summer Leagues are full. Fall leagues will begin in September 2022. Check back fro more info.

    AGE
    18 yrs. and up
    DATE
    June 5-Aug. 14
    TIME
    Sunday evenings
    FEE
    $154/Player; $77/Goalie



  21. Adult Learn to Play Hockey – Level 1 & 2


    Adult Learn to Play classes coming Fall of 2022.


    AGE
    18 yrs. and up
    DATE
    TBD
    TIME
    TBD
    FEE
    $100/Player