Hockey

Something for Everyone


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.

Home of the MSU Ice Bears

Jordan Valley Ice Park is home to the MSU Ice Bears, 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 here.

Classes & Programs

Learn to Play Hockey


Fun, group skating instruction taught in eight week sessions, which include eight free public skating sessions. $16 annual US Figure Skating membership required.

Jordan Valley Ice Park’s Learn to Play Hockey is designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating and the game of hockey. Skaters advance through levels having fun and learning to be more proficient and agile on the ice. Learn to Play Hockey is a part of Learn to Skate USA and USA Hockey. Class size is limited.

The session includes 1, 30 - minute lesson per week, free skate rental, and free public skating sessions.
  • Snowplow Sam:Introductory levels for skaters ages 6 and under. 
  • Hockey 1:Introductory levels for beginner skaters of all ages. Skaters will develop preliminary coordination and strength to maneuver and become more comfortable on the ice. 
  • Hockey 2: Progressive levels introduce fundamental moves including forward and backward skating, stops, edges, crossovers and turns. These levels create a good foundation for skaters to advance to more specialized areas of skating.
  • Hockey 3: Fundamental hockey moves are built upon by continued sharpening of edge use while building speed.
  • Hockey 4: Hockey specific skating techniques are introduced to develop the necessary technique to allow skating to become second nature to the player.

AGE
6 yrs. and under: Snow Plow Sam; 7 yrs. and up: Basic 1; Adults: Adult 1
2021 SESSIONS
Jan. 11-March 5; March 22-May 14; May 31-July 30; Oct. 18-Dec. 17
TUESDAY
*5:15-5:45 p.m.: Hockey 1-2 *6:00-6:30 p.m.: Hockey 3-4
THURSDAY
*5:15-5:45 p.m.: Hockey 3-4 *6:00-6:30 p.m.: Hockey 1-2
SATURDAY
*9:45-10:15 a.m.: Hockey 1-2 *10:30-11:00 a.m.: Hockey 3-4 *11:15-11:45 a.m.: Hockey 1-3
LOCATION
Jordan Valley Ice Park
FEE
$100/Session includes skate rental, plus $16/year US Figure Skating Membership

 

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.

  1. Mite Hockey Program


    Designed for young kids to enjoy hockey and develop skills through age-specific practices using USA Hockey’s American Development Model. Rink and equipment is sized down for smaller players. Focus on hockey basics through drills and fun games. USA Hockey membership


    Ages 8 yrs. and under
    Sept. 20-Nov. 10
    Mon. and Wed., 5:45-6:45p.m. 
    $80/Session, plus USA Hockey Membership

  2. Jr. Bears Hockey League


    A 13-week non-checking recreational league designed to develop and improve hockey skills. One session, one game per week. No league the week of Thanksgiving. Prerequisite: Learn to Play or another ice hockey development program. USA Hockey membership required. Jordan Valley Ice Park 874-2933

    9-17 yrs.
    Wed. and Sat., Sept. 15-Dec. 18
    9-10 yrs.: Wed., 6-7 p.m., Sat., 8:30-9:30 a.m.
    11-17 yrs.: Wed., 7:15-8:15 p.m., Sat., 9:45 a.m.-Noon.
    $110, full equipment required

  3. Sr. Bears Adult Rec. Hockey League


    Bronze (beginners), Silver (intermediate), and Gold (advanced): all non-checking recreational leagues designed to improve player skills and competition on the ice. USA Hockey membership required. Register by Sept. 7 Jordan Valley Ice Park 874-2933

    18 yrs. and up
    Sept. 12-Dec. 15
    Varies, call for details
    $210/League, full equipment required

  4. Practice Hockey


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

    All ages
    Weekly, view schedule.
    $7-10, or $120/Annual Stick and Puck pass

  5. Little Blues Hockey League


    The St. Louis Blues partner with the NHL and NHLPA to create Little Blues, a six-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. Participants receive free hockey gear. Recommended prerequisite: Learn to Skate Hockey. Jordan Valley Ice Park 874-2933
    Register online.

    4-9 yrs.
    Mondays in October
    6-7 p.m.
    $150/child