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2018 JR Blues Learn to Play Program

JR. Blues Learn to Play registration is closed.  Please contact us if you wish to be added to a wait list.

Kevin Whitworth

Director - JR. Blues Learn to Play

Phone: 314-706-9755

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:

  • Helmet with a full face cage
  • Gloves
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Pants
  • Shin Guards
  • Socks
  • Skates
  • Stick

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


Below is an outline of varies costs involved in participating in any Ice Hockey program. We want you to know the expenses so you can make a sound decision regarding registering your child.


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 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

2018 JR Blues Learn to Play Dates and Ice Times

All ice times are at the Webster Groves Ice Rink

Dates and Times  - Webster Groves Ice Rink

Saturday, April 28, 2018  11:45am 

Saturday, May 5, 2018   11:45am 

Saturday, May 12, 2018    11:45am

Saturday, May 19, 2018    11:45am
Parent Q & A Meeting 12:00noon

Saturday, June 2, 2018   11:45am

Saturday, June 9, 2018  11:45am

Saturday, June 16, 2018  Classroom Sessions  11:45am

Saturday, June 23, 2018  11:45am 

Saturday, July 7, 2018  11:45am

Registration is Closed

Please email us if you have any questions.

Kevin Whitworth Director

JR. Blues Learn to Play

Phone: 314-706-9755

Extended Learn to Play Scrimmages after JR Blues Learn to Play

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.

Here are 4 area rinks that offer Learn to Skate programs through their local Park's Department.

Sponsored by Webster Groves Ice Rink

Webster Groves Ice Rink

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Sponsored by Brentwood Ice Rink

Brentwood Ice Rink

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Sponsored by Kirkwood Ice Rink

Kirkwood Ice Rink

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Sponsored by Creve Coeur Ice Rink

Creve Coeur Ice Rink

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Winterland would like to thank our friends for their
support of Youth Hockey