Editor’s note: The video above was originally published in November 2017.
The St. Louis Blues’ new practice facility in Maryland Heights officially has a name: the Centene Community Ice Center.
The Blues, the City of Maryland Heights, the St. Louis Legacy Ice Foundation, and the Centene Corporation announced the 10-year naming rights agreement on Sunday.
"We are thrilled to have two St. Louis institutions extend their partnership with this naming-rights agreement to this new community asset that will benefit thousands of all ages from throughout the region," said St. Louis Blues Chairman Tom Stillman.
The new 227,000 square-foot, $78 million facility will have four NHL sized ice surfaces, including a covered outdoor rink.
The state-of-the-art facility located near the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and seat 2,500 people. The project is funded through a public-private partnership.
The St. Louis Blues, Lindenwood University hockey, the St. Louis Blues AAA program, and the St. Louis Lady Cyclones will call the facility home.
The facility’s grand opening is scheduled for September 7, 2019.