While many think of youth hockey when talking about the ice rink at Veterans Memorial Arena, we also offer time for adults to take the ice and show off their skills. Check out these great game and skill-sharpening sessions.
Rat Hockey Games – Available during ice season only
Grab some friends or come make some new ones at our 200′ x 85′ USA Hockey Regulation Rink! Rat Hockey scrimmages are open to players of all skill levels ages 18 and up! These exciting open hockey games typically run from September through March while the ice is on the rink, but you can check out our full schedule and available ice times here. To play, you must bring your own stick and puck, and helmets are required for all players on the ice. We also recommend you wear full hockey gear to help avoid injury. While players officiate games themselves, please keep in mind that these are NO CHECKING, NO FIGHTING scrimmages. Anyone who does not follow these rules will be asked to leave. For more information about the official rules of our Rat Hockey Sessions, click here. Online registration and pre-payment are available for all sessions.
Players, age 16 and 17, may also play in Rat Hockey games, but they must wear a face mask and have a parent or guardian sign a waiver for that session.
Stick & Puck Ice Sessions – Available during ice season only
Want to practice your hockey skills? Try out Pekin Park District’s Stick and Puck sessions where you can practice individual hockey skills like skating, shooting, and passing. These sessions are open to all ages, kids and adults, so please be cautious and mindful of others around you. Scrimmages and organized practices are not permitted during Stick and Puck Sessions. Find the next session and prepay your admission fees online! Once you get to the rink, simply give your name or show your receipt to the Arena staff, then take the ice. You may also pay at the Arena when you show up. For more information about the rules of Stick & Puck Ice Sessions, click here.