STATE WARS is coming back to the St. Peters Rec-Plex this summer for a third time in seven years! More than 3,000 roller hockey players and 12,000 other attendees will come to St. Peters for the annual United States Roller Hockey Championship tournament from July 25 to Aug. 6, 2018.
The Rec-Plex’s three ice rinks will be turned into inline skating rinks for State Wars 14 as our community will host more than 300 teams from all over North America and the world, including teams from the United Kingdom, South Korea, Sweden, France, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia!
"We are extremely excited to be returning to St. Peters this summer,” said State Wars Hockey President Tim McManus. “Having a top-notch facility with a beautiful surrounding area with plenty for our families to do away from the rink, makes it a no-brainer for us. We plan to bring our teams, families, and fans another incredible State Wars Hockey experience this summer in Missouri!"
The influx of players and family members for this event will boost sales at area hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions, potentially adding several million dollars to the local economy. The Rec-Plex also hosted State Wars 8 in 2012 and State Wars 11 in 2015.
Check out all of the action—STATE WARS is open to the public to attend for free! Events will take place at all three rinks: Rec-Plex North Rink (600 seats), Rec-Plex South Rink A arena (1,200 seats) and Rec-Plex South Rink B (300 portable seats).
In order to accommodate State Wars 14, the two ice rinks at Rec-Plex South will close the evening of July 15 and the North Rink will close the evening of July 17. Public ice skating sessions will be unavailable from the evening of July 17 through Aug. 27. The ice will be melted and rinks converted for inline hockey surfaces brought in special for STATE WARS. After the event, the ice rinks will undergo maintenance for a few weeks.
Learn more about the St. Peters Rec-Plex at www.stpetersmo.net/Rec-Plex.
Learn more about the United States Roller Hockey Championships online at www.statewarshockey.com.