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
    Jan. 11-March 5; March 22-May 14
    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
    $150/Player


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  7. 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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  9. Jr. Bears Youth Spring 3 on 3 Cross Ice League


    Spring Cross Ice 3v3 League: this league is a GAMES ONLY league for the Spring. This league is open to all players ages 9 - 17. Games are Saturday afternoon. Teams will be split evenly and will play 2 games each Saturday. Games are 25min, two 10/12min run time halves. Cross ice is a great way to get players touches in a small area. Players will need to utilize their small area game skills (stickhandling, passing, cycling, etc).


    AGE
    9-17 yrs.
    DATE
    Sat., April 2-May 14
    TIME
    Ages 9-12: 12-1 p.m.; Ages 13-17: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    FEE
    $87.50/Player



  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. Hockey Power Skating – Edge/Strides


    Whether you are starting your hockey career or have been playing a few years, if you can't skate, you can't play the game of hockey. The key to power on the ice is a combination of proper body alignment for balance and a command of all edges, forward and backwards. Join us for an hour of edge work and stride work development. In this hour we focus on proper alignment with edges and puck control, while pushing our legs as hard as we can. Just like our Hockey Power Skating class we offer; this is not a learn to skate program. Participants should be comfortable with their skating ability to perform drills during class. Skaters must be able to do forward crossovers to participate in this class.


    AGE
    9-17 yrs.
    DATE
    Tues., April 5-May 10
    TIME
    Ages 9-12: 6:45-7:45 p.m.; Ages 13-17: 8-9 p.m.
    FEE
    $75/Player



  16. 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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  18. 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. Adult Learn to Play Hockey – Level 1 & 2


    This program will offer NEW Adult players a Learn to Play class, along with a continuation of our Level 1 class for those players who are wanting some more instruction after completing Level 1. The Level 1 program is designed for adults (18+) who have never played hockey or have minimal experience. Upon completion of this program, players have the opportunity to progress into the Jordan Valley Ice Park Sr. Bears Adult League. The Level 2 class is for those who have completed Adult LTP Level 1. We continue to work on the skills needed to jump into our Sr Bears Adult Hockey Leagues.


    AGE
    18 yrs. and up
    DATE
    Wed., April 6-May 25
    TIME
    8:15-9:15 p.m.
    FEE
    $100/Player


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  22. Sr. Bears Adult Hockey League

    Summer League will have two divisions: Bronze and Silver/Gold Combined.
    Bronze Division: Teams are comprised mostly of beginner adult players. Although a small number of players may have 5+ years of beginner adult experience, the majority of players have 1-5 years of entry level playing experience as an adult.

    Silver/Gold Combo League: This division consists of a combination of intermediate level players who may have experience playing up to the high school level and lower midget levels. And advanced to elite level players. These players may have Tier II or III Junior, ACHA, Midget Major AAA, Prep/Varsity High School or higher playing experience..

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