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2022 JR Blues Learn to Play for 9 to 15 Years Old (WL#08a)

2022 JR. Blues Learn to Play
for 9 to 15 year olds

The JR. Blues Learn to Play program is a 12 week Co-Ed program that is designed to introduce first time players, ages 9-15, to the great game of Ice Hockey.  Throughout the 12 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 23, 2022 and will conclude on July 17th.  There will be no ice practice on June 18 but we will have a classroom session.  The program is held at the Webster Grove Ice Rink,

In order to participate in this program, each player must wear full equipment during each of the practices.  The equipment they should have is:

  • Certified Ice Hockey Helmet with full face mask
  • Shoulder pads
  • Neck guard
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey pants
  • Shin/Knee pads
  • Mouthguard
  • Stick (Ice hockey – not street hockey)
  • Hockey gloves
  • Supporter and cup (or pelvic protector for females)
  • Hockey skates
  • Hockey Socks
  • Jersey(will be supplied by the program)

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.

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 various 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  $54

Each Participant of the JR Blues program can apply for a 2022-2023 USA Hockey membership.  USA Hockey will open registration for the 2022-2023 season after April 1st, 2022.

You do not need the USA Hockey membership to participate in the JR. Blues Learn to Play Program but you will need it if you plan to participate in winter hockey with a local club.

Program participation cost:  

The registration cost to participate in the program will be $297 and include: 

Program includes:

     - 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. These are potential minimum costs of equipment that is needed:

Sample of the basic equipment prices

CATEGORY                   YOUTH         JUNIOR

Helmet                            $80                 $90
Shoulder Pads               $35                 $55
Elbow Pads                     $35                 $35
Shin Guards                   $35                 $40
Gloves                             $40                 $65
Pants                               $70                 $90
Skates                             $80                 $100
Stick                                $40                 $80
Jock/Jill                            $24                 $24

First Day as a goalie, April 22, 2017

It's Never too late to Learn to Play Hockey!!

And Will Harbaugh is proof of that!

Will started playing hockey in the JR. Blues Learn to Play for 9 to 15 year olds in 2017 when he was 11 years old.  He was the first JR. Blues Learn to Play skater to try being a goalie and he fell in love with it.  So much so, that after 4 years of hard work, Will is now a Goalie for the St. Louis Car Shield AAA hockey team.  It just goes to prove that with passion and hard work anyone can reach their goals. 

Way to Go Will

AAA Hockey 2021

2022 JR. Blues Learn to Play
All sessions are at Webster Ice Rink

Saturday, April 23    11:45am

Saturday, April 30    11:45am

Saturday, May 7       11:45am                           

Saturday, May 14     11:45am (12:00pm Parent Meeting)

Saturday, May 21     11:45am

Saturday, May 28     11:45am

Saturday, June 4       11:45am

Saturday, June 11     11:45am

Saturday, June 18   Classroom Session Only (no ice)

Saturday, June 25     11:45am

Saturday, July 9         11:45am

Saturday, July 16       11:45am
                                     1:00pm Closing Ceremonies

Use this link to link your phone to the calendar.


Registration is open for the 2022 Program

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