State Wars RETURNS to the St. Peters Rec-Plex for the fourth time in 10 years! More than 3,000 roller hockey players and 10,000 other attendees will come to the St. Peters Rec-Plex for the annual United States Roller Hockey Championship tournament from July 20 to Aug. 2, 2021.
The three ice rinks at the Rec-Plex will be turned into inline skating rinks for State Wars 17 as our community will host more than 300 teams from all over North America and the world, including teams from Colombia, Argentina and Switzerland!
“We love St. Peters and the Rec-Plex,” said State Wars Hockey President Tim McManus. “The facility and staff are top-notch for starters. Then of course families look to do things away from the hockey rink … State Wars also becomes a family vacation, so our customers love the area.”
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, State Wars 11 in 2015, and State Wars 14 in 2018.
In order to accommodate State Wars 17 and other ice events, the two ice rinks at Rec-Plex South will close on July 11, and the North Rink will close on the evening of July 13. The ice will be melted and rinks converted for inline hockey surfaces brought in special for State Wars.
The closing will take place after two ice events on July 11: the “Be a Star” skating exhibition at 5 p.m., and the Paint the Ice event at 7 p.m. “Be a Star” is a free event where you can come and watch our skaters perform, while Paint the Ice follows it and is $10 if you pre-register on Rec-Connect
or $15 at the door.
After State Wars 17, the ice rinks will undergo maintenance and are tentatively set to reopen in mid-August.
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