The multipurpose home for the St. Louis Blues and community, Centene Community Ice Center is a fully accessible facility. It features one level for full player access.
- Generator worked with sled hockey professionals to ensure locker room and dasher board layouts were accommodating.
- Four NHL-regulation size ice rinks for all ice sports
- Every sheet of ice is capable of having sled hockey
- Two rinks are permanently sled hockey ready
- Two rinks are able to converted for sled hockey (convertible rinks)
- Indoor and outdoor rinks
- Outdoor intended for winter pond hockey and year-round community events
- In warmer weather the rink transforms into a covered amphitheater operated by Live Nation
- The new Centene Community Ice Center serve thousands of metro-St. Louis youth and adults
- Multi-sheet facility is home to multiple tenants including the Blues, Lindenwood University men’s and women’s hockey teams, the AAA Blues and the St. Louis Lady Cyclones
- The center also houses the new Mercy Medical Sports Performance Center, the Bauer Skills Training Center, a restaurant, and a grab-and-go market.
- To increase inclusivity, Generator ensured the center was accessible for a broad range of abilities. St. Louis Blues Sled Hockey, Blues Blind hockey and the St. Louis Blues Special Hockey all call the center home.
“One of the proudest moments for me was when Josh Pauls, the Paralympic captain for Team USA, spoke at the grand opening, He said that from Day one, we had included Paralympic athletes in the conversation and kept them at the table throughout,” said Tom Probestle, Generator Studio Founder and Design Director.
Pauls holds three Gold Medals in sled hockey, an adaptation of hockey to accommodate players with physical disability.