12 Ice Rinks You Should Visit in the Greater St. Louis Area

St. Louis loves their sports, and hockey is no exception. The already popular winter sport grew in popularity when our local NHL team, the St. Louis Blues, won their first Stanley Cup in 2019. The Greater St. Louis area has an abundance of amazing youth hockey programs that have produced many NHL hockey players. So, it makes perfect sense that the area is also home to many incredible ice rinks. As the weather gets cooler, more and more people are thinking about lacing up their skates and hitting the ice! Whether you like to go figure skating, play ice hockey, or just want to skate in circles for hours on end like we did as kids, the area is full of some great winter options (and some awesome indoor rinks that are open all year round!) Here is a list of some of our favorites.

James J. Eagan Center Ice RinkPhoto Credit: Florissant Parks and Recreation Facebook

1. James J. Eagan Center Ice Rink (Florissant, MO)

The James J. Eagan Center Ice rink in Florissant, MO holds a special place in my heart. I grew up in the city and can remember spending many Friday nights with my friends enjoying their public sessions. They are typically open from the end of October through early March. This outdoor, seasonal ice rink in St. Louis County offers public sessions for both stick-and-puck and recreational skating. 

WHERE: 1 James J. Eagan Dr., Florissant, MO 63033

PHONE: 314-921-4470

WEBSITE: James J. Eagan Center Ice Rink

OPERATING INFORMATION: Seasonal from late October to early March

Steinberg Skating Rink

2. Steinberg Skating Rink (St. Louis, MO)

The Steinberg Skating Rink in historic Forest Park near downtown St. Louis is a winter staple for area residents and visitors. This premier outdoor ice rink is the largest outdoor rink in the Midwest and offers public skating all day, including holidays, from mid-November to late February. 

WHERE: 400 Jefferson Drive St. Louis, MO 63110

PHONE: 314-361-0613

WEBSITE: Steinberg Skating Rink

OPERATING INFORMATION: Seasonal from mid-November to late February

Winterfest at Kiener PlazaPhoto Credit: Gateway Arch Park Foundation Facebook

3. Winterfest at Kiener Plaza (Downtown St. Louis)

Winterfest at Kiener Plaza in Downtown St. Louis has quickly become one of the area’s favorite traditions. This outdoor, seasonal event features an ice rink that offers public skating amid holiday lights and music. Skaters will also enjoy the breathtaking views of the Old Courthouse and the iconic Gateway Arch in the background. In addition to the temporary ice rink, Winterfest features a winter market and other fun activities!

WHERE: Kiener Plaza, 500 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO 63101

PHONE: 314-881-2015 (Gateway Arch Park Foundation hosts this event)

WEBSITE: Winterfest at Kiener Plaza

OPERATING INFORMATION: Seasonal from late November to early January

Kennedy Recreation Complex Ice RinkPhoto Credit: Kennedy Recreation Complex Facebook

4. Kennedy Recreation Complex Ice Rink  (St. Louis, MO)

The Kennedy Recreation Complex Ice Rink, located in south St. Louis County, is a seasonal rink that is typically open from October to March. They offer public skate sessions, stick-and-puck, open freestyle figure skating, and youth skating lessons all available to the community. 

WHERE: 6050 Wells Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128

PHONE: 314-615-5572

WEBSITE: Kennedy Recreation Complex Ice Rink

OPERATING INFORMATION: Seasonal from October to March

The Loading Dock Ice RinkPhoto Credit: The Loading Dock Bar & Grill Ice Rink

5. The Loading Dock Bar & Grill Ice Rink (Grafton, IL)

The Loading Dock Bar & Grill in beautiful Grafton, IL (a part of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area) transforms a portion of their property into a winter wonderland every November! Sitting off the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River, visitors can enjoy ice skating as well as s’mores and delicious food and drinks from the restaurant. 

WHERE: 401 E. Front St., Grafton, IL 62037

PHONE: 618-556-7951

WEBSITE: The Loading Dock Bar & Grill Ice Rink

OPERATING INFORMATION: Seasonal from late November to late February

Brentwood Ice RinkPhoto Credit: Brentwood Ice Rink Facebook

6. Brentwood Ice Rink (Brentwood, MO)

The Brentwood Ice Rink, located in Brentwood, MO is an indoor, year-round ice rink that offers public sessions, stick-and-puck, and more. It is home to the St. Louis Rockets, an area ice hockey club, and the St. Louis Skating Club, which supports and promotes the sport of figure skating. 

WHERE: 2505 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, MO 63144

PHONE: 314-963-8680

WEBSITE: Brentwood Ice Rink


Kirkwood Ice ArenaPhoto Credit: Kirkwood Ice Arena Facebook

7. Kirkwood Ice Arena (Kirkwood, MO)

The Kirkwood Ice Arena is located in Kirkwood, MO, a city in mid St. Louis County. This is an indoor, year-round ice rink offering a wide range of activities. Many NHL players including Chris Butler, Mike McKenna, and Ben Bishop began their hockey careers at this rink! Visitors can enjoy public skating, stick-and-puck sessions, skating lessons, and more.

WHERE: 111 S. Geyer Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122

PHONE: 314-822-5864

WEBSITE: Kirkwood Ice Arena


Centene Community Ice CenterPhoto Credit: Centene Community Ice Center Facebook

8. Centene Community Ice Center (Maryland Heights, MO)

The Centene Community Ice Center, located in Maryland Heights, MO, opened in September 2019. They have both an indoor, year-round ice rink as well as an outdoor, seasonal ice rink. It is the home to the St. Louis Blues practice rink as well as many other community hockey programs. They offer public skating sessions, as well as figure skating and a wide range of other ice sport activities. The facility is also home to St. Louis Music Park, a 4,500 seat outdoor concert venue.

WHERE: 750 Casino Center Dr., Maryland Heights, MO 63043

PHONE: 314-451-2244

WEBSITE: Centene Community Ice Center

OPERATING INFORMATION: Year-round and seasonal rinks available

Creve Coeur Ice ArenaPhoto Credit: Creve Coeur Ice Arena Facebook

9. Creve Coeur Ice Arena (Creve Couer, MO)

The Creve Coeur Ice Arena, not far off Highway 270 in the city of Creve Coeur, MO, is an indoor facility located in the Diehlmann Recreation Complex and is open year-round. They offer public skating, stick-and-puck sessions, as well as birthday parties, learn to skate programs, and more! 

WHERE: 11400 Olde Cabin Rd., Creve Coeur, MO, 63141

PHONE: 314-432-3961

WEBSITE: Creve Coeur Ice Arena


Maryville University Hockey CenterPhoto Credit: Maryville University Hockey Center Facebook

10. Maryville University Hockey Center (Chesterfield, MO)

The Maryville University Hockey Center, located in Chesterfield, MO in west St. Louis County is a state-of-the-art ice and multi-sport facility. They offer public sessions as well as freestyle figure skating sessions, stick-and-puck, and drop-in hockey play. In addition to these public recreational sessions, the community can sign up for learn-to-skate programs and learn-to-play hockey programs at the facility. It is home to many area club hockey teams as well! 

WHERE: 18383 Chesterfield Airport Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63005

PHONE: 636-735-8501

WEBSITE: Maryville University Hockey Center


St Peters Rec Plex Ice RinkPhoto Credit: Saint Peters Rec-Plex Facebook

11. Saint Peters Rec-Plex (St. Peters, MO)

The St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Peters, MO, a popular city in St. Charles County offers indoor year-round ice skating opportunities for the whole family. The facility has three NHL-sized indoor rinks in two buildings; Rec-Plex North and Rec-Plex South. The original Rec-Plex North hosts figure skating and hockey club programs as well as public skating sessions which are open to the public. 

WHERE: 5200 Mexico Rd., St. Peters, MO 63376

PHONE: 636-939-2386

WEBSITE: St. Peters Rec-Plex Ice Rink


Wentzville Ice ArenaPhoto Credit: www.wentzvillemo.gov

12. Wentzville Ice Arena (Wentzville, MO)

The Wentzville Ice Arena is located in the growing city of Wentzville, MO not far from both Highway 70 and Highway 61 in west St. Charles County. They are an indoor, year-round ice rink that offers a wide variety of public activities such as public skate sessions, party packages, hockey lessons and leagues, and more!

WHERE: 910 Main Plaza Dr., Wentzville, MO 63385

PHONE: 636-639-7600

WEBSITE: Wentzville Ice Arena


We’d love to hear from you!

Have you visited any of these ice rinks? What did you love about them? Is there a rink not on this list that your family enjoyed?

Please comment below and share your feedback about some of the awesome ice rinks in the St. Louis area so anyone new to the area or thinking about relocating to St. Louis or St. Charles County can decide which one to visit first!

Please note that the best way to get up-to-date information about these facilities is by visiting their websites or calling them directly. We do not own or operate any of these facilities.



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