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2nd Learn To Play Starts Jan. 26th

An eight week, twice a week, Learn To Play / Skill Development session starts Tuesday, January 26th, at 6:30 pm.  This will be every Tuesday and Saturday (11 am) and runs through mid-March.  Exception dates are Saturday, Feb. 20th (USA Hockey's National Try Hockey For Free Day at 11 am)... Learn To Play will be at 12 noon on that day and Saturday, March 5th (no skate).  Register at Crystal Fieldhouse or visit for further details.  A 20% discount is offered if registering online before Jan. 23rd.

Sled Hockey Weekend

GFHA will have 11 sleds available for the weekend of February 13th and 14th to try.  The only cost is an admission charge to open skate at Crystal Fieldhouse.  Check open skating times at  These are mostly adult sleds but are adjustable to fit younger skaters.  If interested, call (810) 210-7811.  Our regular scheduled sled hockey time is Sunday, Feb. 14th @ 11:30 am.

Try Hockey For Free Day Was Our Largest

Well over 80 participants skated during our USA Hockey and Kraft Foods national "Try Hockey For Free" day on Nov. 7th.  That made it our largest try hockey event to date.  All participants up to age 12 will receive a  free 2015-16 USA Hockey membership, a $45 value, via a coupon code to be sent out soon.  Other goodies given away were jerseys to the first 40 who registered, skating passes to all, and a goodie bag containing an American flag, stickers, and pencils.  ABC 12 filmed our event and the segment was shown on Saturday night and Sunday morning's newscast.  Thanks to everyone who came out!

(Click on the underlined above to view the video that was aired)

Sled Hockey Is Here In Flint For The Physically Challenged

Having a disability is hard enough: a lot of obstacles to overcome, limited accessibility 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 has teamed 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.  Thanks to Aaron wanting to skate, this is here.  If interested in trying a sled, please contact Mick Carroll, our Disabled Coordinator, at (810) 210-7811 or  We'll make sure it happens.  Click here to watch a great video on sled hockey.

A sled hockey ice session is available on February 14th, from 11:30 am  until 12:20 pm, at Crystal Fieldhouse.  If interested, arrive at 10:30 am for sled fitting.  This is a monthly event courtesy of Star Rehabilitation of Grand Blanc.  Next sessions are March 19th, April 17th, May 8th.

Coming Soon: Registrations For The 2016-17 Season

Registrations are closed for the 2015 - 16 fall / winter season except for Learn To Play, Cross Ice, and Mites.    Beginning with the 2016-17 season, registering online will be the only method.  Complete information on how to register, the required forms needed to complete the registration, and the PayPal option for payment by credit card are available by clicking here or on the REGISTER TO PLAY menu under HOME or RESOURCE CENTER at the top of this page.

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