The registration forms for the upcoming 2014-15 fall / winter season are posted. The forms will be available here and at the arena. We'll be at the arena on September 7th, from 4 to 7 during the arena's open house celebration to register players. We offer all levels of play including Learn-To-Play, Mites, SquirtWees, Squirts, Pee Wee, Bantam, and Midget, both House and Travel. 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 will be offered in 8 week sessions starting in mid-September. Mite hockey (birth years 2006 - 2007) is a part of the ADM / half ice, cross ice program with limited full ice games offered after Jan. 1st for those who are 8 years old (birth year 2006). 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 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. Continue to visit our site for updates or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're a member of USA Hockey.
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 email@example.com. 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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