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2020 JR Blues Learn to Play Program

2020 JR. Blues Learn to Play
for 9 to 15 year olds

The JR. Blues program is a 12 week program that is designed to introduce first time players, ages 9-15, to the great game of Ice Hockey.  Throughout the ten 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 25, 2020 and will conclude on July 18th.  There will be no ice practice on June 13 but we will have a classroom session.

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
  • Mouth Guard

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 a special meeting for the participant's families so they can get a chance to ask questions and gain information regarding joining local youth hockey organization for the upcoming winter season.

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 should have a 2020-2021 USA Hockey membership before April 25th when the JR. Blues Learn to Play begins.   Memberships for the 2020-21 season opens on April 1, 2020. Please purchase a USA Hockey membership at USA Hockey Registration after April 1st.  We will send you a reminder to do so.  

Your USA Hockey 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 $269 and include: 

     - 11  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 Pure Hockey  Potential minimum 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
Mouth Guard                $8                   $8
Jock/Jill                            $25                $25

2020 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 25, 2020  11:45am 

Saturday, May 2, 2020   11:45am 

Saturday, May 9, 2020    11:45am

Saturday, May 16, 2020    11:45am
Parent Q & A Meeting           12:00noon

Saturday, May 23, 2020    11:45am

Saturday, May 30, 2020    11:45am

Saturday, June 6, 2020     11:45am

Saturday, June 13, 2020  Classroom Sessions  11:45am

Saturday, June 20, 2020  11:45am 

Saturday, June 27, 2020  11:45am 

Saturday, July 11, 2020  11:45am

Saturday, July 18, 2020  1145am  *  1:00pm Closing Ceremony

Registration is open for the 2020 Program

There is also a 5 week JR. Blues LTP Scrimmages

Use the link below to get all the information

Kevin Whitworth Director

JR. Blues Learn to Play

Phone: 314-706-9755

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