2018 JR. Blues Learn to Play
for 9 to 15 year olds
The JR Blues program is a 9 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 up to 36 players. Throughout the nine weeks, participants will learn the fundamentals of hockey along with players that are at a similar skill level. One week is dedicated to classroom work.
The program will begin on April 28, 2018 and will conclude on July 7th. There will be no practices on the dates of May 27th, June 17th, or July 7th. In order to participate in this program, each player must wear full equipment during each of the practices. This equipment includes:
If your child doesn’t have all of this equipment, it will need to be purchased before the first practice. We suggest purchasing used equipment at Play It Again Sports in Arnold.
Each Participant of the JR Blues program will be required to have a USA Hockey membership. Before completing JR Blues registration form, please purchase a USA Hockey membership at USA Hockey Registration.
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 be joining in the upcoming winter.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Hockey Membership $47.50
Each Participant of the JR Blues program will be required to have a 2017-2018 USA Hockey membership before April 29th when the JR. Blues Learn to Play begins. Memberships for the 2017-2018 season opens on April 1, 2017. Please purchase a USA Hockey membership at USA Hockey Registration after April 1st. We will send you a reminder to do so. If you do not have a confirmation number on your 2017-2018 USA Hockey Membership by April 29th, your child will not be able to skate. Please got to at USA Hockey Registration to purchase your child’s USA Hockey membership after April, 2017.
Your membership includes World-class insurance coverage to provide peace-of-mind for all involved in the sport plus a subscription to USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey publication in the world.
Program participation cost:
The registration cost to participate in the program will be $198 and include:
- 8 ice sessions
- 1 Classroom session
- Official JR Blues Jersey
- Certificate of Participation
- Autographed JR. Blues Puck by a St. Louis Blues player
Equipment can be purchased at Total Hockey, Play It Again Sports, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Johnny Mac’s. Potential costs of equipment are as follows:
Sample of the basic equipment prices
CATEGORY YOUTH JUNIOR
Helmet $50 $50
Shoulder Pads $20 $30
Elbow Pads $15 $20
Shin Guards $20 $30
Gloves $20 $40
Pants $25 $40
Skates $50 $65
Stick $20 $25
Jock/Jill $25 $25
All ice times are at the Webster Groves Ice Rink
Dates and Times - Webster Groves Ice Rink
Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:45am & 1:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 11:45am & 1:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:45am & 1:00pm
Saturday, May 19, 2018 11:45am & 1:00pm
Saturday, June 2, 2018 11:45am & 1:00pm
Saturday, June 9, 2018 11:45am & 1:00pm
Saturday, June 16, 2018 Classroom Sessions 11:45am & 1:00pm
Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:45am & 1:00pm
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:45am & 1:00pm
JR. Blues Learn to Play
This is a great program to prepare for the JR. Blues learn to Play that starts April 28th at Webster Groves Ice Rink.
We strongly recommend that all skaters wear the following equipment:
Some type of gloves
Long pants(no shorts)
We also recommend some type of elbow pads and knee pads for when the kids fall. And they will fall.
Skates will be available to rent at the Brentwood Ice Rink for $3 a session.
We learned from last year that we need a program so that the JR. Blues Learn to Play participants had something available for those that wanted to keep skating and having fun after their JR. Blues LTP Program was over. So in an effort to nurture their enthusiasm, we have developed a six week scrimmage program that will include 10 to 15 minutes of basic instruction each day and then allow the kids to scrimmage the rest of the time. We feel it will keep the kids skating and also allow us to better educate the kids on game play.