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. There will be 1 coach per 8 skaters. 

*Skate rentals included


OFFERED 12 Months / Year

6 week session

50 minute classes

Ages: 5 to 14 years old

Plex Adult 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.

OFFERED 12 Months / Year

Friday nights

6 week sessions

45 minute classes

Ages: 18+

Plex Figure Skate (Group Program)

This is a group figure skating program designed for skaters wanting to pursue the sport of figure skating.  Skaters will have the opportunity to learn fundamental figure skating skills in the areas of stroking, edge development, ice dancing, freestyle, and theatre on ice. The program has been developed in a progressive sequential manner which includes awards / incentives and will be coached by our coaches.

Session designed for skaters interested in Figure Skating. Skaters must have completed or be passed Plex Skate Level 4. Skaters will concentrate on figure skating skills at are taught at the higher level badges.

Appropriate figure skating attire is recommended.

USFSA & ISI skaters are eligible to enroll in this program provided they meet min. skill requirements.

OFFERED 12 months / year

6 week sessions

1 hr classes

(45 minute instruction + 15 min supervised practice time)

Plex Power Skate for Hockey

Plex Power Skate is an action-packed, high energy instructional power skating program geared towards hockey skaters that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance in the learn to train phase of the long-term athlete development. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations. Our focus is on developing proper skating technique and teaching the players the concepts behind the techniques so they can better understand the system. We start by slowing the players down and teaching them the correct way of skating. Then we bring the player back up to speed. The players will develop a Longer stride, use Less energy, and will be able to skate Faster!

Is geared to skaters who already have basic forward and backward skating skills (they must be able to skate the length of the rink using alternate strides) and are able to stop on command. For safety reasons participants should wear full hockey equipment. Coach to skater ratio is 1:10

The class will be limited to 20 skaters. 

*full gear required


7 to 12 year olds. Participants should be able to skate forward and stop.


12 years and up. 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.

Spring Session
Summer Session
Fall Session

4 to 6 week session

50 minute classes

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.


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