The Maryville University Hockey Center, a state-of-the-art ice and multi-sport facility, was developed in Chesterfield Valley to replace Hardees IcePlex, which was sold and demolished in Spring 2017. The MUHC provides much-needed ice time and recreational facilities for St. Louis youth and adults and attracts local and regional sporting events and tournaments; and generates jobs and tourism dollars for local businesses. It also has helped St. Louis maintain and build upon its reputation as a first-tier hockey and sports town.
The state-of-the-art 84,000-square-foot facility features:
- Two NHL-sized ice rinks (85 feet x 200 feet).
- The Competition Rink includes permanent seating for approximately 1,000 spectators with standing room for over 600 spectators.
- The Practice Rink includes portable seating for approximately 300 spectators.
- Locker rooms, team meeting rooms, offices, conference rooms and training space are all programmed into the facility.
- Viewing platform, bar and restaurant on the second floor accessible to both rinks.
- Future Expansion Capabilities for a 3rd sheet of ice.
The MUHC was developed through a public-private partnership of Chesterfield Hockey Association (CHA), the City of Chesterfield, St. Louis County, The Staenberg Group (TSG) and Mia Rose Holdings (MRH). CHA is the primary ice time consumer, ensuring utilization of ice time, and the City of Chesterfield brings public support to the table. Maryville University is a primary tenant and partner to CHA at the facility.
A premier team of industry experts with extensive experience in ice rink development and large-scale developments were formed to develop the Project, including The Staenberg Group and Tom Kaiman, the Principal of MRH.