Our mission: It's all about the kids!
Contact us at (810) 354-GFHA (4342) or email us at email@example.com
GFHA and USA Hockey's "Try Hockey For Free Day" on Saturday, November 8th, was a huge success with 49 participants on the ice. All of the kids had fun, as did the U of M Flint Hockey players that helped out during the event by giving instruction and skating with the participants. Another day is being planned during the Feb. 21 - 23 weekend event "Hockey Across America" and possibly one during the Christmas holidays. Stay tuned and thank you to all that came out! Click here to read more about the record setting day, as this day surpassed the record number nationally in 2013 by over 2,000. Please read more below about a special offer to our participants.
To all participants, ages 7 - 12, of our "Try Hockey For Free" day, a coupon code is suppose to be sent via email good for a FREE 2014-15 USA Hockey membership. This membership is the USA Hockey registration required to participate in all of our programs and is valued at $40. The email is being sent by USA Hockey to the email addresses listed on the "Try Hockey For Free" registration. The offer must be redeemed by Dec. 31st, 2014. For kids 6 and under the USA Hockey membership is free with no coupon code needed.
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. The second 8 week session starts November 15th 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 up to 12 full ice games can be played starting Jan. 1st thru March, 2015. The mite teams for the full ice games can be created starting December 15th and is a seperate program for those who want to participate. SquirtWees 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 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 , firstname.lastname@example.org , or phone (810) 210-7811.
Players with birth years 2006 and 2007 can be rostered starting Dec. 15th, 2014 to play up to 12 full ice games from Jan. 1st, 2015 thru March 30th, 2015. If interested please call (810) 354-4342 or email 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.
A special thanks to Jerry and Tiffany, owners of Sharky's Sports Bar, for their support of Disabled Hockey. Without them, and others like them, it makes it very difficult to give kids with special needs an opportunity to enjoy the same things that their able bodied counterparts are able to do. So to Jerry and Tiffany, THANK YOU!!!!
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