Ice cold fun.

During the winter, it’s no secret that Bend Park and Recreation District’s ice programs are the hottest thing in Bend. Learn a new sport or develop your skills in Hockey, Figure Skating or Curling with classes designed for every ability and skill level. We offer instructional-level classes, skill-building sessions, competitive and non-competitive league play.

Check the registration site links below for the season’s offerings.

Rock the Ice.

Open to curlers of all experience (or inexperience) levels, our leagues give players the chance to learn and hone their skills. Games are played once a week and all equipment is provided. Space is limited, so register your team early!

Adult Curling League & Clinics | All Adults

Adult Curling League | All Adults | Sponsored by Miller Lumber

Open to curlers of all experience (or inexperience) levels, this league gives players the chance to learn and hone their skills. Games are played once a week and all equipment provided. Space is limited, so register your team of four early!

  • Season: November – December / January – February
  • Register at fall recreation registration opening and winter-spring recreation registration opening. Fills quickly – sometimes in just hours!
  • See current offerings.

Adult Curling Clinics | All Adults

Want to improve your curling skills? Join us on the for a curling clinic. Our experienced instructor will help you hone in your curling skills. Registration is required. There is no drop-in curling during this time.

Adult Curling Time | All Adults

Mixed-use curling time to practice your skills. Equipment provided. See current offerings.

Single Visit Fees:
Adult: $20 / session

Registration & Check-in: Opens 72 hours prior to scheduled session.

To register and check Activity # status online, go to Specialized Ice Time registration page. Enter Activity # in search box on right of screen. (Activity #s below.)

You must check-in with the front desk before the beginning of the session.

Drop-in: If space available. Check activity # status online prior to arrival.

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your registration, refunds or credits are granted if you notify BPRD Customer Service via phone one hour or more prior to the beginning of the session. No refunds or credits will be issued when your notification is less than one hour prior to the start of the session or if you should you miss a session without cancelling.

Schedule: During the ice season, check the Pavilion schedule for days and times.

An Adult Curling League participant throwing a stone.

Cold play.

Hockey at Bend Park and Recreation District is perfect for everyone from beginners to seasoned players. There are Skills & Drills and Preseason Clinics where expert coaches help players develop fundamentals and hone skills. All of this on Central Oregon’s only NHL-sized ice sheet.

Check current offerings for more information.

Adult Programs | All Adults

Adult Hockey League and Skills & Drills | All Adults

Beginners to intermediate players welcome. Let’s get together, learn something new and play hockey!

League play is on weekday evenings and teams are drafted by skill level for exciting, fun, recreational play all season long.

Check out the 2022-23 adult hockey season schedules here.

Skills & Drills workshops are designed to develop the fundamentals of the game, hone in a particular skill, promote physical fitness and above all else have fun.

See Adult Hockey current offerings.

Youth Hockey League and Learn to Play Hockey I & II | Ages: 4 - 15

Sponsored by Krueger & Lenox Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Level I | Ages: 4 – 14

Our “Learn to Play” program is designed to introduce players with no or very little experience (zero to one year) playing hockey to the sport of ice hockey. Designed to develop the fundamentals of the game, promote fitness and above all else have fun. Rental equipment is available, $50.00/session. Rental skates are available.

Level II | Ages: 5 – 14

Continue your progression of hockey with the next level. Participants must have one to three years experience and have participated in a previous session of Learn to Play Hockey. Participants will continue to refine their fundamental hockey skills as well as start to transfer their practice skills into fun game like scrimmages. Rental equipment is available, $50.00/session. Rental skates are available.

Youth Hockey League | Ages: 6 – 14

Youth Hockey League is the next step in developing your child’s hockey skills. At least two years prior ice skating experience is recommended before signing up for this league. Rental equipment is not included.

See current offerings.

Donations: Support equipment for young hockey players

Playing hockey takes special gear. Donations to The Pavilion Fund with Bend Park & Recreation Foundation may help families minimize the costs of getting started with the sport. Learn more about donations and helping young hockey players on the Bend Park and Recreation Foundation donations page.

Youth and Adult Drop-In Stick Time | Adult Pick-up Hockey

Stick Time | Youth and Adult

Bring your sticks, skates and gear and work on your skating, stick-handling and shooting in these no pressure hockey-only sessions. Nets and pucks provided.

Pick-up Hockey | Adult

Get some extra game practice during these pick-up hockey times. No officials or scoring. Teams are self-selected each session. Full gear required. Bring light and dark jerseys.

See current offerings

Single Visit Fees: Adult: $13.50 / session  |  Youth: $12.50 / session.

In-district fees shown; Out-of-District fees are 20% additional.

Registration & Check-in: Opens 72 hours prior to scheduled session.

To register and check Activity # status online, go to Specialized Ice Time registration page. Enter Activity # in search box on right of screen. (Activity #s below.)

You must check-in with the front desk before the beginning of the session.

Drop-in: If space available. Check activity # status online prior to arrival.

Schedule: Check the Pavilion schedule for days and times.

Cancellations: If you need to cancel your registration, refunds or credits are granted if you notify BPRD Customer Service via phone one hour or more prior to the beginning of the session. No refunds or credits will be issued when your notification is less than one hour prior to the start of the session or if you should you miss a session without cancelling.

Required Ice Hockey League Gear

ADULT PLAYERS:

Helmets (17 and under require a full face mask), shin pads, hockey or street hockey gloves, cup or athletic supporter and hockey stick. League jerseys are provided for the season.

ADULT GOALIES:

Goalie helmet, chest protector, goalie pants, leg pads, blocker, catching glove, goalie stick, and cup or athletic supporter.

YOUTH PLAYERS:

Helmet with full face mask, mouthpiece, stick, shin pads, supporter or cup, gloves, shoulder pads, pants and elbow pads. League uniforms including jersey and socks will be provided and are for the players to keep.

Donations: Support equipment for young hockey players

Playing hockey takes special gear. Donations to The Pavilion Fund with Bend Park & Recreation Foundation may help families minimize the costs of getting started with the sport. Learn more about donations and helping young hockey players on the Bend Park and Recreation Foundation donations page.

The Wally Cup Hockey Tournament

Welcome to the Wally Cup – an exciting 4 vs 4 full-ice hockey tournament honoring Wally Wallace, one of the founders of local ice hockey in Bend.

Registration for the 2023 tournament opens at 8:00 a.m. on Feb. 1. Spaces fill quickly.

The event features four-team round-robin pool play during the week to determine standings followed by an eight-team championship tournament Friday and Saturday.

Sign up as an individual, registering for either the A/B or C/D divisions (following similar placement as the regular season Adult Hockey League). BPRD staff will draft balanced teams based on those who registered. We will consider teammate requests of one player, but requests are not guaranteed.

It’s a fun, fast-paced week of hockey! Spectators are free and encouraged.

Questions? Email DavidC@bendparksandrec.org.

Tournament Rules:

  • Open to players 18+
  • $50 ID / $60 OD
  • Goalies are free
  • Pool Play/Round Robin format
  • Full protective gear required; shoulder pads optional but recommended.
  • This is a non-checking event
  • Maximum of 10 players and 1 goalie per team
  • Team rosters will be drafted by BPRD
  • Full-ice 4-on-4 format
  • Two 10-minute running time periods (3-minute warm up & 1 minute between periods)
  • Minor penalties: 2:00 minute running time; Power play to non-penalized team
  • Tie breakers: 1) Head to Head, 2) Goals for, 3) Goals against, 4) Goal Differential.
  • Two-official system
  • All players must bring both light and dark jerseys, preferably white and black. Please do not wear gray, yellow, light blue or any other neutral color.

History: Honoring Ronald “Wally” Wallace | 1930 – 2013

Wally Wallace was born April 1, 1930 in Calgary, Alberta where he began his life-long affiliation with Canada’s national pastime, ice hockey. On the ice, Wally had blazing speed, was an outstanding goal scorer, and traveled throughout western Canada and Alaska chasing his NHL dream and playing the game he loved. He moved his family to Bend in 1969 and established youth and adult hockey programs. For over 35 years, he coached generations of Central Oregon ice and roller hockey players until health issues required him to hang up his skates.

Youth Hockey League practice.

Learn to Skate:

This program offers progressive classes designed to increase your recreational skating experience and develop the basic skills that are fundamental to figure skating.

Our ice skating lessons are…

  • Age Appropriate: Classes grouped by ages 4 – 5, 6 – 11, 12 – 15 and 16+ (adult).
  • Skill Appropriate: Based on progressively learned skate skills.
  • Professional: Our instructors are highly qualified and have years of experience coaching youth and adults in figure skating.
  • Inclusive: All ages and abilities welcome.
  • Healthy: Regular skating practice develops strength, coordination, endurance and a happy mind!
Children attending a youth learn to skate ice skating program in Bend, Oregon.

Youth Learn to Skate Levels

Check the information below to learn more about skills, perquisites and current offerings. Lessons are 30 minutes long.

  • Registration Tip: Pre-requisites for each class are listed in class description below. We encourage skaters to master each skill level before progressing to the next level. Note: Skaters may be moved during the sessions to a level that is most appropriate. Rental skates included.

KinderSkate 1, 2 & 3 | Ages: 4 - 5

See current offerings.

KinderSkate 1 | Ages: 4 – 5

Introduce your young child to ice skating! In this entry-level class, we will learn about sitting and standing on the ice, marching in place, forward marches, forward swizzles and more. No prerequisite. Protective headgear required – bring a helmet or use ours for free.

KinderSkate 2 – 3 | Ages: 4 – 5

Time for your young skater’s next step up in skating skill development! In this class, we will develop backward marching, backward wiggles, twofoot hops, two-foot turns and more. Suggested prerequisite: Completion of KinderSkate 1. Protective headgear required – bring a helmet or use ours for free.

With A Child Learn to Skate | Ages: 6 - 11

Level 1 | Ages: 6 – 11

Welcome to Skate School to learn the fundamentals of ice skating! Young skaters – grab a parent, relative or other adult in your life and learn to skate together. We will learn about sitting and standing up on the ice, forward swizzles, snowplow stops on two feet, two-foot hops and more. Register under the child’s name; one adult is included. No prerequisite. Skate rentals included. See current offerings.

Youth Learn to Skate | Ages: 6 - 11

See current offerings.

Level 1 | Ages: 6 – 11

In this class for entry-level beginners, we’ll work on sitting and standing up on the ice, forward swizzles, snowplow stops on two feet, twofoot hops and more. No prerequisite. Helmets recommended; bring your own or use ours for free. Skate rentals included.

Level 2  | Ages: 6 – 11

Building on what we learned in Level 1 or your child’s basic skills they already have, we’ll develop one-foot glides, backward two-foot glides, backward swizzles, two-foot turns, faster snowplow stops and more. Suggested prerequisite: Completion of Level 1 or the ability to perform all Level 1 skills. Skate rentals included.

Level 3 – 4 | Ages: 6 – 11

In Levels 3-4, we will develop forward stroking, backward one-foot glides, backward snowplow stops, forward half swizzle pumps and more. Then, when you are ready, we’ll take your skating up another level with forward and outside edges around circles, forward crossovers, two-foot spins, backward half-swizzle pumps and more. Suggested prerequisite: Completion of Level 2. Skate rentals included.

Level 5 – 6 | Ages: 6 – 15

Continuing your progression, we will develop backward inside and outside edgework around circles, backward crossovers, advanced two-foot spins, hockey stops, T-stops, bunny hop, forward spiral on a straight 6line
and more. Suggested prerequisite: Completion of Level 4. Skate rentals
included.

Teen Learn to Skate | Ages: 12 - 17

Level 1 – 3 | Ages: 12- 17

Welcome to Skate School where you will learn the fundamentals of ice skating! Depending on your experience and ability, you may learn about falling and recovery, marching forward, two-foot glides, forward swizzles, snowplow stops, onefoot glides, two-foot turns in place, backward snowplow stops, switching direction and more. No prerequisite skills required. Skate rentals included.

Level 3 – 4 | Ages: 12- 17

Let’s develop your skating skills further! Depending on your experience and ability, we may work on forward and backward inside/ outside edges, hockey stops, T-stops, two-foot spins, one-foot spins, lunges and more. Suggested prerequisite: Completion of Level 3. Skate rentals included.

See current offerings.

Learn to Skate Hockey | Ages: 6 - 11

See current offerings.

Level 1 | Ages: 6 – 11

Let’s learn some hockey-specific ice skating skills! In this class, we will develop skating skills for hockey such as falling and recovery, hockey stance forward and backward, snowplow stops, backward swizzles, forward C-cuts and more. Wearing hockey gear is optional. No sticks or pucks on ice. Prerequisite: Basic ice skating experience prior to the first class – should be able to stand and skate forward unassisted. Skate rentals included.

Level 2 | Ages: 6 – 11

Take your hockey skating skills to the next level! In this class, skaters will learn forward and backward outside/inside edges around circles, quick starts, forward and backward cross-overs, hockey stops and more. Wearing hockey gear is optional. No sticks or pucks on ice. Suggested prerequisite: Completion of Hockey Level 1. Skate rentals included.

Level 3 | Ages: 6 – 11

Level up your hockey skating! In this class, skaters will hone in their dynamic and fast skating abilities designed for efficiency and agility during hockey games. Wearing hockey gear is optional. No sticks or pucks on ice. Suggested prerequisite: Completion of Hockey Level 2. Skate rentals included.

Ice Skating Programs:

Check out our registration skate programs and camps designed to improve technique and skate skills in a fun format that complements skate lessons.

Freestyle | Ages: 11 & up

Take your skating practice to the next level! Freestyle is a skating session designed for intermediate and advanced skaters to practice edgework, jumps, spins and choreography. Private lessons available at this time. For intermediate and advanced skaters only. See current offerings.

Adult Learn to Skate Levels

Check the information below to learn more about skills, perquisites and current offerings. Lesson are 30 minutes long.

  • Registration Tip: Pre-requisites for each class are listed in class description below. We encourage skaters to master each skill level before progressing to the next level. Note: Skaters may be moved during the sessions to a level that is most appropriate. Rental skates included.

Adult Learn to Skate Levels

See current offerings.

Learn to Skate Adult Level 1/2 | Ages 16 & up

Come learn to skate! Discover or rediscover your ice feet as you learn how to glide and develop your stroke. Practice balance, edgework and advance in your technique through skills and drills. Figure or hockey skates available or bring your own.

Learn to Skate Adult Level 3/4 | Ages 16 & up

For intermediate level skaters, let’s build your confidence on the ice! Advance in your skating skills as we continue to learn proper technique for stroking, balance and edgework. For those who have completed Level 1/2 or equivalent. Figure or hockey skates available or bring your own.

Learn to Skate Adult Level 5/6 | Ages: 16 & up

Let’s take your skills up! Advance in your skating skills as we continue to develop advanced movements and techniques. For those who have completed Level 3/4 or equivalent. Figure skates available or bring your own.

Learn to Skate Adult Hockey | Ages: 16 & up

Let’s learn some hockey-specific ice skating skills! In this class, we will develop our skating skills for hockey such as falling and recovery, hockey stance forward and backward, snowplow stops, backward swizzles, forward C-cuts and more. Wearing hockey gear is optional. No sticks or pucks on ice. Prerequisite: Basic ice skating experience prior to the first class – should be able to stand and skate forward confidently and unassisted. Skate rentals included.

Helmets Available & Encouraged: The Pavilion encourages all skaters to wear a helmet while on the ice, especially children. Please bring your own helmet if possible.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that ice skaters use hockey, bicycle, ski or skateboard helmets. If you want to follow that recommendation, it may be best to look for a helmet certified to the ASTM Skateboard standard, F 1492, or even dual certified to the skateboard and bicycle helmet standards. They have some multi-impact capability and more coverage in the rear than a bike helmet.

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