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Winterland Squirts and Bantams had a wonderful trip to Windsor, Canada


Louie stopped by to visit the JR Blues Learn to Play

Louie stopped by to visit the JR Blues Learn to Play


Winterland Partners with Play It Again Sports in Arnold to help recycle used equipment and raise money for Winterland's H.E.R.O.E.S. Care Project, Olson - Whitworth Scholarship Fund, St. Louis Rockets 47 Fund, St. Louis Locomotives, and the Bill McKenna Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Collection day is June 4th from 9:00am to 2:00pm in the Webster Groves Ice Rink Parking Lot.

This is a day for everyone to clean out their garages, closets and basements of any and all old, out grown, and non-used sporting equipment.  Bring it to the collection point in the Webster Groves Ice Rink Parking Lot on June 4th between 9:00am and 2:00pm.  Proceeds from your donated equipment will help fund our HEROES Care program and our Scholarship Fund along with the Bill McKenna Scholarship fund, Rockets' 47 Fund, and the St. Louis Locomotives.

Hockey, Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Football, Soccer, and any other sporting equipment will be collected for donations.  It does not matter what size or how old.


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All 2017
Summer Programs
registrations
are open!!

Some programs still have spots available.


Quick links to our programs


Sponsored by Adult Learn to Play

Adult Learn to Play

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Our Learn to Play will give all participants the opportunity to learn to skate first and then expand into stick handling and game play.  You will have a blast!!!  Click on the web link for more information.


Student Volunteer Program 2017

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Register to be a part of our Student Volunteer Program and have a great time while you earn your volunteer hours for school.


Sponsored by 2017 High School Development Program for Varsity and JV players

2017 High School Development Program for Varsity and JV players

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2017 Information and registration



Sponsored by Adult Monday Night Program 2017

Adult Monday Night Program 2017

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All the Monday Night Programs for Fall- Winter 2016 and Summer 2017 are sold out.

Here's the link to register to be a SUB:

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Sponsored by Adult Box 3 on 3 Program 2017

Adult Box 3 on 3 Program 2017

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Winterland is expanding it's Adult programs so that more Men and Women have the chance to play ice hockey and at the same time improve their skills.  One of the best programs for kids is our 3 on 3 program so here at Winterland we thought that developing a 3 on 3 program for adults would be the perfect opportunity. And with the success of our 2nd year program we know that the  2017 program will be a blast.


Sponsored by Friendship Games July 2017

Friendship Games July 2017

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Come have the time of your life.  The Friendship Games are open to whole teams or just individual players looking to have some fun.

We strongly suggest you register as soon as possible.  It will fill up fast.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Kevin Whitworth
winterlandicehockey@charter.net


Winterland kicks off New Learn to Play Program for 9 to 15 year olds

Winterland is proud to announce their partnership with the St. Louis Blues Youth Hockey movement and will be operating the JR. Blues Learn to Play program for 2017.   The JR. Blues Learn to Play program is a 8 week program that is designed to introduce first time players, ages 9-15, to the sport of hockey.  Registrants will be separated into two groups of 36 players.  Throughout the eight weeks, participants will learn the fundamentals of hockey along with players that are at a similar skill level.

The program will begin on April 29, 2017 and will conclude on July 8, 2017.  There will be no sessions on the dates of May 27th, June 17th, and July 3rd due to annual holidays and rink availability.

Winterland will also be holding an Open House for the participants families so they can get a chance to speak to representatives from the local youth hockey organization that they will join in the upcoming winter. 


Sponsored by Midget No-Check House League  2017

Midget No-Check House League 2017

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For the 3nd year in a row, Winterland will organize a program to give girls and boys ages 15 yrs. old and older a chance to play ice hockey in a “no-check” atmosphere.   Winterland will operate a NO-CHECK House League for girls and boys that are just beginning to play and kids that played House, B and A2 during their youth Hockey careers. 

Our No-Check House League is outstanding for roller hockey participants to get on the ice, for kids just wanting to start playing at 15.16 & 17 years old, and for kids that want to keep playing as they get older.
 


Sponsored by Summer Programs for Squirts, Peewees & Bantams

Summer Programs for Squirts, Peewees & Bantams

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If your looking for a high intense training program for your child, our Summer Winterland program is not it.    Our program will give your child a chance to skate and have a blast while meeting new friends, traveling out of town and playing in the Winterland Friendship Games.   It is a program just for fun with basic instruction and educational programs.    Read more on the web page.




Winterland News!!!

Buffalo Wild Wings Joins Winterland to help promote local Learn to Play programs

It is our please to announce that our local Buffalo Wild Wings in Brentwood, 
Kirkwood, and Creve Coeur  have once again joined the Winterland team to help promote the local hockey  programs.  They are starting out helping us to promote the JR. Blues Learn to Play Program and our Student Volunteer Program along with our High School No-Check program, and our Adult Learn to Play.

They have committed to see that the 2017 Winterland Friendship Games are a great success again.

They have even jumped on board to help the St. Louis Rockets Squirt House Silver team, that Winterland President Kevin Whitworth is Head Coach for, to raise money for their trip to Louisville to play the Louisville Ice Cardinals and South Indy Sharks.

BWW is committed to their communities.

Please support our local BWW!!   


Coach Whitworth interviews on ESPN-Radio February 26 at 11:30am

Coach Whitworth had the pleasure of Coaching the St. Louis Rockets Squirt House Silver Team this past winter.  It was a great year.

ESPN Radio has a special week for Coaches this week and Coach Whitworth's Rockets Squirt House Silver Team’s Parents nominated Coach Whitworth to ESPN Radio for being a great coach for kids and was selected.

The interview is on the Kevin Wheeler Show on ESPN Radio at 1130am on Friday, 2/26/16.   101.1  FM

"What an honor for me to be able to represent my club, The Rockets and the wonderful kids I had the chance to coach this winter,  stated Coach Whitworth"  It goes without saying that the Rockets have a great program and wonderful families."

Sponsored by St. Louis Lady Cyclones

St. Louis Lady Cyclones

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Winterland is proud to partner with the Cyclones to help promote and develop youth hockey for girls.

Winterland Hockey Partners with Arch Hockey

I am happy to announce that Winterland has started a new partnership with my friends at Arch Hockey.   

It will be a great working relationship for both organizations.  Arch Hockey will offer Winterland Learn to Play and Novice skaters an opportunity to join Arch Hockey’s League play so that our Winterland participants can play in a competitive atmosphere.  Arch Hockey offers real league play which Winterland does not for adults.  They have all levels of Skills so that any of our Monday night skaters could advance into a competitive league situation and our Learn to Play participants that cannot get into our normally sold out Monday Late session would have a place to progress and play.

Arch Hockey will in turn promote Winterland’s Adult Learn to Play programs and Winterland’s Adult Goalie Clinics.

But always keep in mind that hockey is just a game for fun.

Yours in Hockey,

Coach Whitworth
Director
Winterland Ice Hockey.


Sponsored by Best Buddies International - Missouri

Best Buddies International - Missouri

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Best Buddies International is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).  

Winterland is proud to partner with Kelly Quinn and her Missouri Best Buddies program.   It is truly Education through Sports.

Sponsored by H.E.R.O.E.S. Care

H.E.R.O.E.S. Care

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Winterland is proud to be involved with HEROES Care in an effort to help our US Military members by collecting and shipping Care Packages full of goodies to our men and women in the Military.  Individuals, Teams and Hockey Clubs can participate at any level.  See our H.E.R.O.E.S CARE page on our Winterland Web Site or visit the H.E.R.O.E.S. Care web site.

Winterland has partnered up with All Travel Sizes.com to make it easier for people to donate items to the H.E.R.O.E.S. Care project. 
Just use the link below and you can order from over 50 items that
will be
shipped directly to Winterland.



Waffle House partners to help with H.E.R.O.E.S. Care Project

We are honored to announce that the Waffle House locations on Telegraph and Lindbergh have joined our team to help the Rockets Squirt Silver Team collect items that will be sent to our Military Members overseas.  Please visit both locations and have a great meal and donate to our community project.


Video to make you Better Parents in the Stands

Kids speaking about Parents in the stands during a game

All parents need to see this video from Ontario Minor Hockey about players speaking out about what they think about parents in the stands should be doing.


Friendships Games are a Great Success


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The 2016 Friendship Games were a great success with everyone having a great time and playing tons of hockey.  With 42 games over a 2 -1/2 day period without an issue or an injury makes any event a successful.

The best part of the event was the participation of over 350 kids from 5 states, 50 Coaches, 40 Officials and 80 volunteers.  Most impressive was the operation of the Officials Development Program ran by our friends at Missouri Ice Hockey Officials Association.

One of the highlights of the weekend was the Hospitality room filled with the donation of Tim Horton's donuts and fresh coffee.   Thanks to Total Hockey for their donation of t-shirts for the squirts and peewees.  Buffalo Wild Wings and Texas Roadhouse also jumped into to help give the families a chance to have a great meal and save a few bucks with their discount coupons.

And a special thanks goes to the staffs at Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Brentwood, and Creve Coeur Ice Rinks.  They keep the games on schedule and the ice in perfect shape. 

With the success of the 2016 Friendship Games, we know the 2017 Friendship games will be an even larger event with more teams and kids.

We are looking forward to 2017.

Yours in Hockey,

Kevin Whitworth
Director
Winterland Ice Hockey


Sponsored by Total Hockey's Stick Recycling Program

Total Hockey's Stick Recycling Program

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For more information contact Kevin Whitworth

Director - Winterland Ice Hockey

Phone: 314-706-9755


Winterland Banner sent in from Mr., Sass - circa early 1970's

Sent to us by Mr Sass - circa early 1970's



Winterland Adult Goalies spend a day with NHL Goalie Bruce Racine for a clinic



Mac Holloran(Whitworth's Grandpa) playing Roller Hockey for the Union Station Red Caps all the way back in 1929



Jimmy and NHL Referee #20 Tim Peel


Learn to Play Ice Hockey!!!

Here are some Learn to Play programs for Adults and Kids in the St. Louis Area


Winterland kicks off New JR. Blues Learn to Play Program for 9 to 15 year olds

Winterland is proud to announce their new partnership with the St. Louis Blues Youth Hockey Program and the development of the JR. Blues Learn to Play program.  The JR. Blues Program is a 8 week program that is designed to introduce first time players, ages 9-15, to the sport of hockey.  Registrants will be separated into two groups of 36 players.  Throughout the eight weeks, participants will learn the fundamentals of hockey along with players that are at a similar skill level.

The program will begin on April 29, 2017 and will conclude on July 8, 2017.  There will be no sessions on the dates of May 27th, June 17th, and July 3rd due to annual holidays and rink availability. 


Sponsored by Winterland Co-ED Adult Learn to Play

Winterland Co-ED Adult Learn to Play

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In 2017, Winterland will organize a 2 part program for their Adult Learn to Play participants.  Each is an 8 week session. The first part we call our "Learn to Skate/Play" session which will cover all the fundamentals of playing.   For example, Skating both forward and backward, cross-overs, c-cuts, stick-handling and shooting.   With a game on the last night.

The 2nd part will be called our "Extended Learn to Play" that will be more of an educational program for learning the many facets of the Game.  For example, Fore-checking, Back-checking, Power Play, Penalty Kill, Stick-check, Poke-check, Gap control, Breakouts, changing on the fly, plus passing.  With a game on the last night.


Sponsored by St. Louis Rockets Learn to Play

St. Louis Rockets Learn to Play

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The St. Louis Rocket’s Learn-to-Play (LTP) program is a fantastic opportunity for new players under 9 years of age  and players who have not yet participated on a regular season team to get ice time and great coaching at a fantastic price. 

Sponsored by Adult Goalie Clinics

Adult Goalie Clinics

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In August of 2016, Winterland held a goalie clinic with the help of Bruce Racine of the Racine Goalie Academy, for the adult goalies in our own adult hockey programs and once the word got out about the clinic we were overwhelmed with adult goalies wanting to participate. 

So starting in May of 2017 Winterland will be offering only 4 special Goalie Clinics for Adults interested in improving their fundamental goalie skills.

Winterland has teamed up with the Racine Goalie Academy and its Professional Instructors to offer a wonderful opportunity for adults at a very reasonable rate.

The overall Goalie Clinic program will consist of 4 two hour clinics.  Each clinic will consist of 2 one hour sessions at the Brentwood Ice Rink.


Sponsored by Kirkwood Stars Learn to Play

Kirkwood Stars Learn to Play

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Kirkwood Youth Hockey's  Learn to Play program is for those skaters aged 4-9 years old who are interested in trying hockey on a small scale before committing to a full season/team.  



NHL Video Judge, Jimmy Kehm, viists Winterland Friendship Games 2015


Coach Sullivan talks with his Bantams


Winterland Jersey from 1967

Sponsored by Learn how to get involved in Youth Hockey with Missouri Hockey

Learn how to get involved in Youth Hockey with Missouri Hockey

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Missouri Hockey and our clubs provide many opportunities to be a part of the great game of ice hockey.  Whether your child is just learning to skate or your player is striving to compete for a gold medal we hope that we can support your family in their journey.



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Winterland helps out MIHOA to improve young Officials

For the 4th year in a row, the Winterland Ice Hockey Program will partner with the MIHOA(Missouri Ice Hockey Officials Assn) to host a weekend of hockey in an effort to give MIHOA an opportunity to train and evaluate select Level 1 and Level 2 referees. Each friendship game will have Referees but at the same time, Instructors will be on the ice to help train the young Referees.  MIHOA will be filming some of the play so they can review the referees work after each competition.   Head Coaches will be asked to attend a post-game debriefing after each game. This is a major step to improving the MIHOA staff and our referees.

This all happens during the Winterland Friendship Games at the Webster Groves Ice Rink in July of 2017.  Winterland hosts a weekend of youth games each July dedicated to promoting friendship and playing the game for  fun. There are no trophies and no Champion. Just a weekend of fun and excitement for Squirts, Peewees and Bantams.

 

You can check into becoming an Official by visiting the MIHOA web site by clicking on the MIHOA logo above.



Friends of the Winterland Programs


Sponsored by Total Hockey

Total Hockey

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Thanks to our friends at Total Hockey for their support of youth hockey


Sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings

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Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Brentwood, Kirkwood and Creve Coeur have joined our team of sponsors for the 2016-2017 season.  It's the perfect place for teams to have a great meal and some fun hanging out together.


Sponsored by Missouri Ice Hockey Officials Assn.

Missouri Ice Hockey Officials Assn.

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Winterland and MIHOA have a great relationship and strive to improve officials at all ages


Sponsored by Carousel Group, Inc.

Carousel Group, Inc.

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Official Winterland 
Apparel Provider


Sponsored by Racine Goalie Academy

Racine Goalie Academy

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For years Bruce Racine has come out to our Winterland programs to help our young goalies.  Best Instructor in St. Louis for Goalies.


Sponsored by Mulligan Printing

Mulligan Printing

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We want to Thank our friends at Mulligan Printing of their support with our H.E.R.O.E.S. Care Project.


Sponsored by Official Game Puck Enterprises, Inc.

Official Game Puck Enterprises, Inc.

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Official Winterland Puck Supplier


Sponsored by All Travel Sizes

All Travel Sizes

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All Travel Sizes has partnered with Winterland to offer an Online shopping option for people wanted to help support the Rockets-Winterland H.E.R.O.E.S.Care project.

Sponsored by Tim Horton's

Tim Horton's

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Thanks to Horton's for their support of the Winterland Friendship Games


Sponsored by University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

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Working with Coaches & Sport Leaders to Shape a Positive Sports Culture for All Young People.


Sponsored by St. Louis Lady Cyclones

St. Louis Lady Cyclones

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Winterland is proud to partner with the Cyclones to help promote and develop youth hockey for girls.

Sponsored by Webster Groves Ice Rink

Webster Groves Ice Rink

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Official Home of the 
Winterland Ice Hockey Programs


Sponsored by Hockey Time Productions

Hockey Time Productions

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Hockey Time Productions is the best place to find well run tournaments and a great experience for you players.  Winterland has sent it's teams to HTP tournaments in Detroit  for many years.


Sponsored by Screen Doc

Screen Doc

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Owner, Gary Donaldson, kicked off the fundraising drive for the Rockets Squirt Silver's Community Program with a small donation.  Gary's donation will help pay for postage for the 16 Care Packages the Squirts are sending to out troops overseas.

Gary skates in the Winterland Monday Night Adult program and our Sunday morning 3 on 3 Cross Ice program.

Just proves that hockey people are the greatest!!!!

 

Sponsored by Vandalia Bus Lines

Vandalia Bus Lines

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Official Bus Lines of Winterland

Vandalia Bus Lines has carried every Winterland team, from Squirts to Bantams, to Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Canada since 2010


Sponsored by St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame

St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame

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Keeping St. Louis Hockey History alive!!!


Sponsored by MANADVANTAGE

MANADVANTAGE

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ManAdvantage’s mission is to provide children affected by the death or disability of a parent with the opportunity to continue or begin their involvement in the sport of hockey, through the use of corporate sponsors and fundraising. 


Sponsored by Missouri Hockey

Missouri Hockey

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Winterland wants to thank our friends at Missouri Hockey for their help in the development of our No-Check Program and their support of youth hockey.


Sponsored by St. Louis Rockets Hockey Club

St. Louis Rockets Hockey Club

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For years, The Rockets have been a great help to make sure the Winterland Program has enough ice and equipment to not just help their own kids that participate in Winterland programs but to also help all the other kids from the different clubs in the St. Louis Area.


Sponsored by Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse

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Texas Roadhouse has been a part of our Friendship Game team for years and it is great to have such a wonderful local business involved.

 


Sponsored by Waffle House

Waffle House

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Waffle House has joined our team to help youth hockey.  The Telegraph and Lindbergh locations will be collection locations for our community project in cooperation with H.E.R.O.E.S. Care.

Sponsored by Best Buddies International - Missouri

Best Buddies International - Missouri

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Best Buddies International is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).  

Winterland is proud to partner with Kelly Quinn and her Missouri Best Buddies program.   It is truly Education through Sports.

 



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Winterland circa: 1967



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Hockey Equipment

Players will need.




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Equipment List

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