Plex Skate - MetroRecPlex
1-618-589-3800 205 Rec Plex Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269 Account Login
1-618-589-3800 205 Rec Plex Drive, O’Fallon, IL 62269 Account Login

McKendree Metrorecplex is pleased to present some exciting changes to the learn to skate program called “Plex Skate”, based on findings and feedback from coaching, sport science and Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) experts in the field.

Plex Skate

A dynamic new program that prepares all skaters for every ice sport.  A 50 minute skate session with 90% continuous movement guided through themed activities running in a circuit format.  There will be a complete series of balance, control, and agility skills that will prepare skaters for any ice skating sport or recreational skating.

Tuesdays  |  6:00 pm – 6:50 pm

Saturdays  |  10:40 am – 11:30 am

50 minute class (6 classes)

Ages: 5 to 14 years old

$65 – Members

$80 – Non-Members


This is an energetic and enjoyable ice skating program.  Sessions will be 30 minutes in length.  The goal is to develop balance, coordination and rhythm through the use of music, to introduce the correct technique for forward skating, backward skating, stopping, turning, jumping and the four basic edges.  This session will have theme days and incentives.

Saturdays  |  10:55 am – 11:25 am

Tuesdays   |    6:15 pm – 6:45 pm


30 minute class (6 classes)

Ages: 3 to 5 years old

$55 – Members

$65 – Non-Members

Adult Plex Skate

Adult Plex Skate is a 50 minute skating program for adults 18+. No previous skating experience is required. Classes are taught in a group format where skaters are grouped according to their ability. The class will have group warm up, lesson time, and practice time. It will be taught by our Metrorecplex coacher. The number of coaches will depend on registration numbers.

Session will include: Off Ice Orientation (for new skaters), on ice warm up, group basic skills for each level, edge work with practice time at the end.


no experience.


have skated in the past but would like to get back into skating again.


participants know how to skate, but would like to better their skills to play hockey, or would just like to advance skating skills that will enable them to enjoy the sport of skating.

Fridays  |  7:00 pm – 7:50 pm


50 minute class (6 classes)

Ages: 18+

$80 – Members

$99 – Non-Members

Q & A

What are the changes?

Plex Skate has a fresh new look on and off the ice.  Technical revisions included focus on teaching and mastering strong basic skills earlier to prepare skaters for all ice sports – hockey, and figure skating. On-ice delivery focusing on continuous movement emphasizes the use of newer and more dynamic group teaching concepts including the Fast Track, Fun Zone and station rotation all of which has been proven to increase practice opportunities and improve the rate of skill acquisition among skaters.  More visual aids and music are used to create a fun, stimulating  and welcoming environment. The new look also includes new progress report cards and an exciting new series of award ribbons to achieve, in addition to the Level 1 to 6 badges.


For skaters currently in Learn to Skate – Where does my child fit in the new program?

In light of the curriculum changes from Snowplow Sam & Basic 1 to 6 to the Level 1 to 6 badges, several skills have been shifted. It may be possible that there will be a transition period for some skaters. The Plex Skate coaches will be able to assess and place skaters in the groups best suited to their abilities and interest.



Tuesdays |  Mar 12, 19, 26

                      April 2, 9, 16

Saturdays |  Mar 16, 23, 30

                       April 6, 13, 20

Tuesdays | April 23, 30

                    May 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturdays | April 27  

                      May 4, 11, 18, 25

                      June 1


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