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Got hockey? There's an app for that!

09/03/2017, 11:45am EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Stay Connected this season!  Download the Sports Engine app on Android or Apple devices and add your team!  You will be updated on important news and information and will be able to see your team's schedule, sync it to your calendars, and communicate with team members!

For instructions on how to download our app, click HERE.

It's time to order Jerseys, Socks and Warm Ups!

08/21/2017, 8:15pm EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Orders are due September 8th!

It's time to get your jerseys, socks and warm ups ordered for the 2017-18 Season! ORDERS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 8th!

Click HERE to download the form.  Once you have completed the form, please email it to gbcihatreasurer@gmail.com.  Once received you will be invoiced.  

Thank you!

Ready to Learn to Play Hockey? Register Today!

08/18/2017, 11:15am EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Ready to Learn to Play Hockey?   Classes start soon so register today!

Ready to try Hockey?
Our Learn to Play program is for you!

Focus: Skating, Stick handling, and Passing. We also play cross ice games the last practice, so the kids can get a feel for what it is like to play in a game.
 

Age: 5-12

Cost: $65 per session

Requirements:
1. Full Equipment (Available to rent from GBICHA)

2. Typically follows some learn to skate sessions

Registration is OPEN for LEARN TO SKATE!

08/18/2017, 11:00am EDT
By GBCIHA Board

It's time for LEARN TO SKATE! Session 1 starts soon so register today! 

Who: Anybody who wants to learn to ice skate!

Age: 3 and up

Prerequisites: A desire to learn to skate and have fun

When: TBA

Cost Per Session:$65 for one day/week.  $130 for two days/week

Equipment:

  • Ice skates (Rental skates provided while supplies last)
  • Helmet (A good fitting bike helmet will work)

Learn to skate classes are divided up into groups of about 5-7 skaters based on skill level and will focus on 5-7 different skills in every 5 week session. The focus of the class is to teach each student the ice skating skills to allow them to advance through the different skill levels developed byLearnToSkateUSA.com. It is a great place to start whether your desire is to just ice skate for fun, figure skate, or play hockey some day.

 

GBCIHA is a GREAT Value in Battle Creek!

08/06/2017, 4:00pm EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Have you checked out GBCIHA lately?

GBCIHA is a GREAT Value!

GBCIHA offers quality hockey at a great price!  You cannot beat our prices for the value!  Check out our prices for the 2017-18 season!

Located in Downtown Battle Creek, The Rink is home to the Battle Creek Bruins. If you haven't been to The Rink recently, stop down.  It looks amazing!

Join us on August 19th from 9 am to 11 am for our registration event!  Come check out what is new and see all the updates!

Did you know?  Goalies for House B Teams playing 40% or more of the games will receive a 50% discount!

Register today for the Bruins!  Online Registration is now available for U6-JV Skaters!  Don't want to register online?  No problem, we've got paper too!  

Our Learn to Skate program is exceptional!  Check out our Learn to Skate program information and Registration Packet!

Our Learn-To-Play program is where it's at for learning the game. Check out our Learn To Play program information and Registration Packet!

DON'T FORGET to mark your calendar for our OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 19TH FROM 9 AM TO 11 AM. Come see what's new with the GBCIHA!  

Make plans now to get a baseline for your athlete!

If you have an athlete in your home or are an athlete, consider baseline concussion screening. This is offered free of charge to area athletes at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall.  Bronson Battle Creek also offers Baseline Testing for $15.00.

OAKLAWN HOSPITAL
Baseline testing takes less than an hour and testing dates are scheduled regularly. For more information call (269) 781-6030 and ask about upcoming testing dates

For more information on Oaklawn Hospital's Concussion Management Program, click HERE.

BRONSON BATTLE CREEK
To schedule an appointment time, or for more information, contact BBC rehab services at (269) 245-8417. 

For more information on Bronson's program, click HERE.

Photo Credit: Oaklawn Hospital

 

Register Now for 2017-18!

Registration is OPEN for the 2017-18 Season!

07/24/2017, 9:00pm EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Grab your spot now for the 2017-18 Season!

Have you registered yet?  Online Registration is now available for U6-JV Skaters!  Don't want to register online?  No problem, we've got paper too!  

Need to learn how to skate?  We would love to show you how.  Check out our Learn to Skate program information and Registration Packet!

Do you skate, but just want to learn the game?  We can help with that too!  Our Learn-To-Play program is where it's at for learning the game. Check out our Learn To Play program information and Registration Packet!

DON'T FORGET to mark your calendar for our OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 19TH FROM 9 AM TO 11 AM.  Come  out and see what's new with the GBCIHA!  

Learn To Skate Coaching Opportunity

05/15/2017, 9:15pm EDT
By GBCIHA Board

The youth of the Battle Creek community need your help. If you are looking for a job opportunity, the Learn-To-Skate (LTS) Head Coach position may be right for you!

GBCIHA is looking for a lively person who would be free on Monday and Wednesday evenings for about 2 hours each day.
 
Job Description: • The Learn to Skate Head Coach is responsible for teaching basic skating skills to children, ages 3 and up.  • They must work very well with primary ages, have the ability to monitor the teaching skills and styles of their assistant instructors, and they must have strong interpersonal skills to communicate with the participants’ parents.  • The LTS Head Coach is required to ensure the program is delivered as intended by the Greater Battle Creek Ice Hockey Association and that it meets and exceeds client standards.  • The LTS Head Coach must take responsibility for all happenings within a session. 
 
Typical Duties and Responsibilities: • Arrive early to set up training materials and greet participants. • Direct the start of the warm-up skate, • Lead the class through warm-up, basic skating activities and games. • Review, use  and have knowledge of  USA Hockey LTS curriculum, • Supervise, allocate, and participate in the work of assistant instructors. • Communicate with participants and the customer to ensure satisfaction.
 
Qualifications: • Preferred experience as a coach or instructor in sport programs designed for children. • Must be able to skate. • Able to present themselves professionally and communicate appropriately with all customers and staff members. • Strong planning and time management skills. • Must be physically able to skate for 50 minutes continuously. • Able to work and train in cold on-ice conditions. 
 
If you are interested in this position please email learntoskate.gbciha@gmail.com

JV Bruins are MAHA State Champions!

04/05/2017, 10:00am EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Congratulations to the JV Bruins on their MAHA State Championship win!  Way to go team!

PeeWees take the Championship at the Clover Classic

03/19/2017, 7:15pm EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Congrats to the Bruins Peewee team on their championship win at the Clover Classic!!! 11-3!!!!

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Association News

Got hockey? There's an app for that!

09/03/2017, 11:45am EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Stay Connected this season!  Download the Sports Engine app on Android or Apple devices and add your team!  You will be updated on important news and information and will be able to see your team's schedule, sync it to your calendars, and communicate with team members!

For instructions on how to download our app, click HERE.

It's time to order Jerseys, Socks and Warm Ups!

08/21/2017, 8:15pm EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Orders are due September 8th!

It's time to get your jerseys, socks and warm ups ordered for the 2017-18 Season! ORDERS ARE DUE BY SEPTEMBER 8th!

Click HERE to download the form.  Once you have completed the form, please email it to gbcihatreasurer@gmail.com.  Once received you will be invoiced.  

Thank you!

Ready to Learn to Play Hockey? Register Today!

08/18/2017, 11:15am EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Ready to Learn to Play Hockey?   Classes start soon so register today!

Ready to try Hockey?
Our Learn to Play program is for you!

Focus: Skating, Stick handling, and Passing. We also play cross ice games the last practice, so the kids can get a feel for what it is like to play in a game.
 

Age: 5-12

Cost: $65 per session

Requirements:
1. Full Equipment (Available to rent from GBICHA)

2. Typically follows some learn to skate sessions

Registration is OPEN for LEARN TO SKATE!

08/18/2017, 11:00am EDT
By GBCIHA Board

It's time for LEARN TO SKATE! Session 1 starts soon so register today! 

Who: Anybody who wants to learn to ice skate!

Age: 3 and up

Prerequisites: A desire to learn to skate and have fun

When: TBA

Cost Per Session:$65 for one day/week.  $130 for two days/week

Equipment:

  • Ice skates (Rental skates provided while supplies last)
  • Helmet (A good fitting bike helmet will work)

Learn to skate classes are divided up into groups of about 5-7 skaters based on skill level and will focus on 5-7 different skills in every 5 week session. The focus of the class is to teach each student the ice skating skills to allow them to advance through the different skill levels developed byLearnToSkateUSA.com. It is a great place to start whether your desire is to just ice skate for fun, figure skate, or play hockey some day.

 

GBCIHA is a GREAT Value in Battle Creek!

08/06/2017, 4:00pm EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Have you checked out GBCIHA lately?

GBCIHA is a GREAT Value!

GBCIHA offers quality hockey at a great price!  You cannot beat our prices for the value!  Check out our prices for the 2017-18 season!

Located in Downtown Battle Creek, The Rink is home to the Battle Creek Bruins. If you haven't been to The Rink recently, stop down.  It looks amazing!

Join us on August 19th from 9 am to 11 am for our registration event!  Come check out what is new and see all the updates!

Did you know?  Goalies for House B Teams playing 40% or more of the games will receive a 50% discount!

Register today for the Bruins!  Online Registration is now available for U6-JV Skaters!  Don't want to register online?  No problem, we've got paper too!  

Our Learn to Skate program is exceptional!  Check out our Learn to Skate program information and Registration Packet!

Our Learn-To-Play program is where it's at for learning the game. Check out our Learn To Play program information and Registration Packet!

DON'T FORGET to mark your calendar for our OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 19TH FROM 9 AM TO 11 AM. Come see what's new with the GBCIHA!  

Make plans now to get a baseline for your athlete!

If you have an athlete in your home or are an athlete, consider baseline concussion screening. This is offered free of charge to area athletes at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall.  Bronson Battle Creek also offers Baseline Testing for $15.00.

OAKLAWN HOSPITAL
Baseline testing takes less than an hour and testing dates are scheduled regularly. For more information call (269) 781-6030 and ask about upcoming testing dates

For more information on Oaklawn Hospital's Concussion Management Program, click HERE.

BRONSON BATTLE CREEK
To schedule an appointment time, or for more information, contact BBC rehab services at (269) 245-8417. 

For more information on Bronson's program, click HERE.

Photo Credit: Oaklawn Hospital

 

Register Now for 2017-18!

Registration is OPEN for the 2017-18 Season!

07/24/2017, 9:00pm EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Grab your spot now for the 2017-18 Season!

Have you registered yet?  Online Registration is now available for U6-JV Skaters!  Don't want to register online?  No problem, we've got paper too!  

Need to learn how to skate?  We would love to show you how.  Check out our Learn to Skate program information and Registration Packet!

Do you skate, but just want to learn the game?  We can help with that too!  Our Learn-To-Play program is where it's at for learning the game. Check out our Learn To Play program information and Registration Packet!

DON'T FORGET to mark your calendar for our OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 19TH FROM 9 AM TO 11 AM.  Come  out and see what's new with the GBCIHA!  

Learn To Skate Coaching Opportunity

05/15/2017, 9:15pm EDT
By GBCIHA Board

The youth of the Battle Creek community need your help. If you are looking for a job opportunity, the Learn-To-Skate (LTS) Head Coach position may be right for you!

GBCIHA is looking for a lively person who would be free on Monday and Wednesday evenings for about 2 hours each day.
 
Job Description: • The Learn to Skate Head Coach is responsible for teaching basic skating skills to children, ages 3 and up.  • They must work very well with primary ages, have the ability to monitor the teaching skills and styles of their assistant instructors, and they must have strong interpersonal skills to communicate with the participants’ parents.  • The LTS Head Coach is required to ensure the program is delivered as intended by the Greater Battle Creek Ice Hockey Association and that it meets and exceeds client standards.  • The LTS Head Coach must take responsibility for all happenings within a session. 
 
Typical Duties and Responsibilities: • Arrive early to set up training materials and greet participants. • Direct the start of the warm-up skate, • Lead the class through warm-up, basic skating activities and games. • Review, use  and have knowledge of  USA Hockey LTS curriculum, • Supervise, allocate, and participate in the work of assistant instructors. • Communicate with participants and the customer to ensure satisfaction.
 
Qualifications: • Preferred experience as a coach or instructor in sport programs designed for children. • Must be able to skate. • Able to present themselves professionally and communicate appropriately with all customers and staff members. • Strong planning and time management skills. • Must be physically able to skate for 50 minutes continuously. • Able to work and train in cold on-ice conditions. 
 
If you are interested in this position please email learntoskate.gbciha@gmail.com

JV Bruins are MAHA State Champions!

04/05/2017, 10:00am EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Congratulations to the JV Bruins on their MAHA State Championship win!  Way to go team!

PeeWees take the Championship at the Clover Classic

03/19/2017, 7:15pm EDT
By GBCIHA Board

Congrats to the Bruins Peewee team on their championship win at the Clover Classic!!! 11-3!!!!

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