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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, drop-in practice times, competitive and non-competitive league play.

Fun for the whole family. During winter hockey games and curling matches, Spectators are welcome to watch BPRD hockey and curling league games at no charge. Food and beverages available with local brewery on site.

Check the registration site links below or the current Playbook for the upcoming season’s offerings.

Possibly the most fun on ice.

Adult Broomball League | All Adults

What’s Broomball? The short answer is serious FUN! Founded in Canada, it’s a combination of hockey, minus the skating, and soccer played on ice. Teams consist of 8 – 15 players and games will be played 6 vs. 6. Broom and ball will be provided. Teams need to provide helmet (hockey, ski, skate and bicycle helmets permitted), rubber-soled shoes and team uniform. Recommended equipment: soft elbow and knee pads.

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

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

Purchase four sessions, get your fifth session for free!
Mixed-use curling time to practice your skills. Equipment provided. See current offerings.

Single Visit Fees:
Adult: $12 / session
Youth: $10 / session

Get Your Fifth Session for Free!: After four paid sessions, you are eligible to receive a free session.

Bonus! Sessions are calculated per household. If you have multiple people purchasing any Specialized Ice Times in your household, those purchases will be added together. Stick Time + Pick-up Hockey + Curling: More sessions equals more savings!

To receive your fifth session for free, you must register and pay for that session. After that fifth session, your fee will be refunded back to you. Sessions are calculated per ice season (October – April) and don’t roll over to next season.

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.

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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. Hockey Leagues are split into general and competitive divisions. All of this on Central Oregon’s only NHL-sized ice sheet.

Check in the fall for current offerings or the current Fall Playbook for more information.

Adult Programs | All Adults

Adult Hockey League | All Adults

Teams enjoy our beautiful ice rink while playing twelve regular season games. Teams will be seeded for the playoffs with league championships in March. Players are drafter onto teams and players must provide their own gear. See Adult Hockey current offerings.

Spectators welcome for free! Come enjoy the games, a snack and a beverage with local brewery, Silver Moon, on site.

Season: November through March
Registration: Fall
Registration deadline: November

Lunchtime Hockey League | All Adults

Looking for more hockey? Come and join us during your lunch break for adult hockey league. Register as an individual. Teams will be separated.  See Adult Hockey current offerings.

Adult Hockey Skills & Drills | All Adults

Beginners to intermediate players welcome. Let’s get together, learn something new and play hockey! 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 Learn to Play Hockey I & II | Ages: 4 - 15

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. See current offerings.

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.  See current offerings.

Youth Programs | Ages: 7 - 15

Youth Hockey League 

Let’s play hockey! We’re talking hockey skill development and game action for both boys and girls. Prior skating and/or hockey experience is required before registering for this league.

Season: January – February
Registration: November

See current Youth Hockey offerings.

Youth and Adult Drop-In Stick Time and Pickup Hockey

Single Visit Fees:

Adult: $12 / session
Older Adult: $11 / session
Youth: $10 / session

Purchase four sessions, get your fifth session for free!

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.

Get Your Fifth Session for Free!: After four paid sessions, you are eligible to receive a free session.

To receive your fifth session for free, you must register and pay for that session. After that fifth session, your fee will be refunded back to you.

Bonus! Sessions are calculated per household. If you have multiple people purchasing any Specialized Ice Times in your household, those purchases will be added together. Stick Time + Pick-up Hockey + Curling: More sessions equals more savings!

Sessions are calculated per ice season (November – April) and don’t roll over to next season.

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.

STICK TIME

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.
Activity:
110402 – Adult Stick Time
110401 – Youth Stick Time

PICK-UP HOCKEY

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.
Activity:
110403 – Adult Pick-up Hockey

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.

The Wally Cup Hockey Tournament

The Pavilion hosts an annual Wally Wallace Hockey Tournament in March. Organized by Bend Park & Recreation District, this tournament honors Wally Wallace and celebrates his contributions to the ice sports culture of Central Oregon.  Adult hockey players 18 and over are invited to participate in this year’s 3-on-3 tournament.

Tournament Rules:

  • Pool Play/Round Robin Format
  • Depending on registration there may be more than one division.
  • Maximum of 9 players and 1 goalie per team
  • Team Rosters will be drafted by BPRD
  • Full Ice 3 on 3 format
  • Two 10 minute running time periods (3-minute warm up & 1 minute between periods)
  • Minor Penalties: 2:00 minute running time; Man-advantage to non-penalized team (4 on 3 etc)
  • Tie Breakers: 1) Head to Head, 2) Goals for, 3) Goals against, 4) Goal Differential.
  • Two-official system
  • All players to provide white and dark (no gray or yellow) jerseys.

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. .

Each year, local hockey players come together to compete for the Wally Wallace Cup which recognizes and celebrates his contributions to the ice sports culture of Central Oregon.

Donations: Support Equipment for young hockey players

Playing hockey takes special gear and donations to The Pavilion Fund with Bend Park & Recreation Foundation helps families with the cost of renting the right equipment needed to play. Learn more about donations and helping young hockey players on the Bend Park and Recreation Foundation donations page.

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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!
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Youth Learn to Skate Levels

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

  • Free Practice: Registered participants skate for free at Public Skate sessions Tuesdays through Thursdays (rental skates not included).
  • 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

KinderSkate 1 | Ages: 4 – 5

Learn how to stand, march, dip and swizzle on the ice with fun songs and games. Protective headgear required.

See current offerings: 310101

KinderSkate 2 | Ages: 4 – 5

The journey continues! Kinders will practice longer glides across the ice, forward swizzles and backward wiggles. Protective headgear required.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of KinderSkate 1
See current offerings: 310102

KinderSkate 3 | Ages: 4 – 5

Work on one-foot glides, backward swizzles and snowplow stops. Protective headgear required.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of KinderSkate 2
See current offerings: 310103

KinderSkate Hockey | Ages: 4 - 5

Learn hockey skating skills to be successful in the game of hockey. We will practice stance, falling, swizzles & snowplow stops with fun games and drills. All elements will be taught without a stick and puck.

See current offerings: 310104

Youth Learn to Skate | Ages: 6 - 15

Level 1 – Snow Bunnies | Ages: 6 – 11

Get started figure skating! This is the introductory class for beginning figure skaters. Learn how to march, swizzle, glide and even bunny hop on the ice. See current offerings: 310111

Level 2 – Penguins | Ages: 6 – 11

Forward on! Learn one-foot glides, backward swizzles, two-foot turns and moving snowplow stops. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1 lessons. See current offerings: 310112

Level 3 – Arctic Foxes | Ages: 6 – 11

Time to be nimble, just like a fox! Learn how to use your blade to get the most out of your stroke and turns. We will work on a circle, learning swizzle pumps that lead into crossovers and two-foot spins. Prerequisite: Level 2. See current offerings: 310113

Level 4 – Polar Bears | Ages: 6 – 11

Find your strength and grace on the ice! Polar Bears work on mastering crossovers, turns and proper stroking technique. Prerequisite: Level 3. See current offerings: 310114

Level 5 – Yetis | Ages: 6 – 15

Yetis: Have you mastered front crossovers? Yetis will work on smoothing out backward crossovers, backward outside edges and beginning one-foot spins. Prerequisite: Level 4. See current offerings: 310115

Level 6 – Snow Leopards | Ages: 6 – 15

Focus on turns, spirals, lunges and the preparatory skills leading into free skate and private lessons. Prerequisite: Level 5 or Teen Level 3/4. See current offerings: 310116

Level 7/8 – Pre-Freeskate | Ages: 6 – 15

Introduces basic jumps, spins, and the skills needed to learn them successfully including landing position, Mohawks and edge transitions. Pre-Freeskate is the final level offered within our Learn to Skate program. We recommend skaters join Bend Ice Figure Skating Club (for skaters Level 4 and above) to continue with progressive lessons. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 6. See current offerings: 310117

Family Learn to Skate | Ages: 6 - 11

Level 1 | Ages: 6 – 11

Young skaters – grab a parent, a relative or another adult in your life and come learn to skate together! Through new skills and fun games, we’ll help you become confident enough to skate during our Open Skate sessions or to progress to higher-level group classes on your own. Register the child’s name and one adult is included. Figure or hockey skates available. Helmets recommended. See current offerings: 310110

Teen Learn to Skate | Ages: 12 - 15

Teen Level 1/2 | Ages: 12 – 15

Come learn how to skate! Discover 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 okay. See current offerings: 310131

Teen Level 3/4 | Ages: 12 – 15

Build your confidence on the ice! Advance in your skating skills as we continue to learn proper technique for turns, edgework and crossovers. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Teen Level 1/2. See current offerings: 310133

Learn to Skate Hockey | Ages: 6 - 11

Hockey Level 1 | Ages: 6 – 11

Learn hockey skating skills to be successful in the game of hockey. We will practice stance, falling, swizzles and snowplow stops with fun games and drills. All elements will be taught without a stick and puck. One previous ice skating experience preferred. See current offerings: 310120

Hockey Level 2 | Ages: 6 – 11

Advance your hockey skating skills! Work on C-Cuts, T-Pushes and 2-foot turns with fun games and drills. Protective headgear recommended; other protective gear optional. Hockey skates only. This class is taught without a stick and puck. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Hockey Level 1. See current offerings: 310122

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.

Youth Skate Programs | Ages: 3+

Parent & Seal Pup:  Skate Together | Ages: 3 – 4

Step onto the ice and help your young Seal Pup find his or her ice feet! Together you will learn how to skate by singing songs, playing games and spending time together on the ice. Participants are welcome to stay to skate during the Parent/Tot skate session after class. Check current offerings.

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. Check current offerings.

Skate & Splash Day Camp | Ages: 7 – 11

It’s the polar bear lifestyle! Play on the ice; play in the water! This camp is something different and super cool! In the morning, we’ll ice skate, play games both on-and-off the ice and do art projects. In the afternoon, we’ll head to Juniper Swim & Fitness Center for recreation swim. It’s a splash!  Check current offerings.

Ice Skating Troupe | Ages: 11 & up

Bring your creativity and teamwork to the ice! We’ll work together to enhance our individual and synchronized skating skills with music, choreography and costumes. The first session will focus on “Theater on Ice,” creating a performance for the Pavilion’s Winter Solstice event in December. After winter break, the second session will focus on Synchronized Skating and we’ll perform at The Pavilion Skate Showcase (dates TBD). For level 4+ figure skaters only (must be comfortable with forward crossovers and using edges). Check 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.

  • Free Practice: Registered participants skate for free at Public Skate sessions Tuesdays through Thursdays (rental skates not included).
  • 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

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. See current offerings: 310141

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. See current offerings: 310143

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. See current offerings: 310145

Sharpen Your Skating Skills | Ages: 16 & up

Sharpen your figure skating skills with these drop-in style workshops! Each individual session will provide focused instruction on a specific topic to improve your skating technique and conditioning. Prerequisite: skaters must be able to do forward crossovers and use edges comfortably. See current offerings: 310161

Discover Ice Dancing | Ages: 16 & up

Explore the basic skating techniques used in the sport of Ice Dance! This fun series focuses on improving edgework and introducing dance patterns, skated with music. Prerequisite: skaters must be able to do forward crossovers and use edges comfortably. See current offerings: 310162

Speed Skating | Ages: 16 & up

Challenge yourself, learn something new and test your strength and endurance. Join us for our first speed skating clinic. In four sessions, learn the basic technique to speed skating while testing your fitness and having fun. Some skating experience is required. Helmets required and knee pads suggested. Figure or hockey skates available or bring your own. See current offerings: 310350

Helmets Available & Encouraged: The Pavilion encourages all skaters to wear a helmet while on the ice, especially children. We have loaner helmets available to use or you can bring your own.  The sizes available are: Youth (Toddler-Age 5ish), XS/S, M/L and L/XL. All of The Pavilion’s loaner helmets are dual-certified which means that they comply with U.S. CPSC Bike and ASTM Skate safety standards.

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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