Our mission: It's all about the kids!
Contact us at (810) 354-GFHA (4342) or email us at email@example.com
GFHA, USA Hockey, U of M Flint Hockey, and Crystal Fieldhouse (the former Ice Mountain Arena) are partnering in offering a "Try Hockey For Free Day" on Saturday, November 8th from 11 am to 12 pm for children ages 4 to 9. The only requirements are a helmet (bicycle helmet will work), a pair of gloves or mittens, and each participant must pre-register prior to the event at www.TryHockeyForFree.com/4378. Skates and some helmets will be available at the arena. The first 40 to register will receive a free hockey jersey and a goodie bag. Also, all participants will receive one free admission to the U of M Flint vs. Toledo hockey game at 2 pm. Please register today!
The registration forms for the 2014-15 fall / winter season are posted here and available at the arena. We offer all levels of play including a Learn-To-Play program for kids ages 4 to 15. Also, new to the Flint area, we're offering Sled Hockey for the disabled, both youth and adult. The Learn To Play and Sled Hockey programs are offered in 8 week sessions or a twice weekly 16 week session starting Saturday, Sept. 20th at 11 am. This program is pro-rated for those who join after the start date. Mite hockey (birth years 2006 - 2007) is a part of the ADM / half ice, cross ice program and also starts on Sept. 20th at 11 am. Limited full ice games will be offered after Jan. 1st. The mite teams for the full ice games will be created by mid December and is a seperate program for those who want to participate. SquirtWees, also starting Sept. 20th at 11 am, are for 9 to 12 year-olds who are just starting but are considered too old by others' Learn To Play programs and not seasoned enough to be placed on a team, or for those who might not have a team and just want to have fun. Continue to visit our site for updates or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're a member of USA Hockey and the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association.
Openings remain for GFHA's Midget B / BB team, ages 14 to 18, to play in Adray's Midget League that begins play in late November / early December. If interested please contact us at email@example.com .
for Learn To Play, Mites, SquirtWees, Sled Hockey, and Midget B / BB
Having a disability is hard enough: a lot of obstacles to overcome, limited accessibilty to a lot of things, but most importantly, being accepted and included. Having a disability shouldn't mean you can't participate in actitvities an abled body person enjoys doing. For the most part, it might be just knowing the activity is available, like sled hockey. Yes, hockey played in a sled. Through specially designed equipment, those with a disability can enjoy being out on the ice and playing the greatest game on earth. And it's a total blast! GFHA is teaming up with USA Hockey to put disabilities on ice by making sled hockey available to Flint and the surrounding areas because hockey is for everybody who wants to participate. If interested, please contact our Disabled Hockey Coordinator, Mick Carroll at (810) 210-7811 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to watch a great video on sled hockey.
Heading home to score a run
On a hot, steamy, Monday evening, and out on a recruiting mission for hockey players with disabilities, I found my way to DeWitt, Michigan to visit the Miracle League of Mid-Michigan. The Miracle League is designed for kids with disabilities to be able to play baseball. Arriving an hour early to make sure I found the ball field, I found myself in a park with three diamonds. Looking out to the farthest field, I found it... the field of dreams, the Miracle League field. And wow, what a park! MORE>>
GFHA, who are they? We were a fixture in the Flint area hockey community for many years up until a few years ago when we were forced to find a new home. None was available so we quietly went in the direction of being dormant. We had no other options. We remained active, but our activity was limited until either a new arena was built or one that was closed would reopen. With the former Ice Mountain Arena being bought and re-opened after two years of closure, we had hope of being able to return on a full time basis. We approached the new ownership and they accepted us as their youth hockey association. The newly named Crystal Fieldhouse is our new home. MORE>
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