This is a great program for the Mites. Instruction but all fun.
Winterland Squirts and Bantams had a wonderful trip to Windsor, Canada
Louie stopped by the Friendship Games
Winterland playing at The Joe
Jim Whitworth's Grandson's with a special photo with Bob Plager
Quick links to our Instructional Programs
Coach Cole Rozen with his Squirts 2020 - Cole was an original Winterland skater over 10 years ago
This is a great program for the Mites. Instruction but all fun.
Winterland is proud to once again partner with the St. Louis Blues Youth Hockey movement and operate the 2020 JR. Blues Learn to Play for 9 to 15 year olds. Over the past few years the program has been a great success and given kids the chance to enjoy playing the great game of ice hockey.
The JR Blues program is a 12 week program that is designed to introduce first time players, ages 9-15, to the sport of hockey. 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 to help them understand game play and they even get a chance to discuss the role of on Ice Officials with real a referee from the Missouri Ice Hockey Officials Association.
The program will begin on April 23, 2022 and will conclude on July 16th.
Winterland will also hold a special meeting for all the participant's parents so they can get a chance to ask questions and gain knowledge regarding getting involved in youth hockey in the St. Louis Area.
Sent to us by Mr Sass - circa early 1970's
Come have the time of your life. The Friendship Games are open to whole teams or just individual players looking to have some fun.
July 8-17, 2022
We strongly suggest you register as soon as possible. It will fill up fast.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
It is with great pride and honor that Coach Douglas and Coach Whitworth were inducted into the St. Louis Rockets Coaches Hall of Fame. Coach Douglas has been with the organization since 1994. Coach Douglas has coached on every level for the Rockets from AA to House. Coach Whitworth joined the club in 2008 and has held many positions with the Rockets from President, Coach Director, U18/U16 General Manager, Head Coach, and still acts as the Referee Coordinator for the club.
Since the Coach's kids have aged out of youth hockey, both have volunteered and spent the past 5 years coaching the Rockets Squirt House Silver Team and are having a blast.
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 Winterland Friendship Games are a great success each year.
BWW is committed to their communities.
Please support our local BWW!!
For the 7th 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 each July. Winterland hosts an event 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.
Donated by Mr. Sass
Coach Whitworth hanging out with Louie
Mac Holloran(Whitworth's Grandpa) playing Roller Hockey for the Union Station Red Caps all the way back in 1929
Winterland Jersey from 1967
Friends of the Winterland Programs
Buffalo Wild Wings locations in Brentwood, Kirkwood and Creve Coeur have been involved with Winterland since 2016 in helping to promote youth and adult sports for the local communities. It's the perfect place for teams to have a great meal and some fun hanging out together.
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 and MIHOA have a great relationship and strive to improve officials at all ages
For years Bruce Racine has come out to our Winterland programs to help our young goalies. Best Instructor in St. Louis for Goalies.
We want to Thank our friends at Mulligan Printing- Now Modern Litho, for their years of support with our H.E.R.O.E.S. Care Project and the Friendship Games.
Winterland welcomes the St. Louis Sports Commission to our team of friends supporting the development of the Winterland Friendship Games and all sports in the St. Louis region. Since 1994, the St. Louis Sports Commission has done a wonderful job bringing Sporting Events to St. Louis.
Winterland Ice Hockey is proud to be a part of the growth of youth sports in the area.
Winterland is proud to partner with the Lady Lyons in the development of Women's Hockey.
Working with Coaches & Sport Leaders to Shape a Positive Sports Culture for All Young People.
Owner, Gary Donaldson, has been involved for many years with Winterland and the St. Peters Youth Hockey club. He dedication to the local youth hockey programs has been outstanding.
Just proves that hockey people are the greatest!!!!
Please give Gary a call for any of your construction needs.
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.
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.
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.
St. Louis Arena
Winterland circa: 1967