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Learn To Skate

Regular Season 2016 - 2017
2016 - 2017 x Regular Season

Information on Learn To Skate for the
2017-18 Season will be posted soon!

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
  • 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 by It is a great place to start whether your desire is to just ice skate for fun, figure skate, or play hockey some day.

Recent Learn To Skate News

Partnering for the Win! Join us October 27th - 29th!

10/20/2017, 12:00pm EDT
By GBCIHA Board of Directors

Raise money for your team by visiting Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Company!!!

Join Us at Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Company October 27th-29th and help raise money for your team!

The Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Company, located in the Meijer on Beckley Road, will donate $1.00 of every cup of coffee purchased to your favorite GBCIHA team! What’s better than a great cup of coffee? Winning of course!

For each purchase, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Company! Don’t forget to mention your team name when you make your purchase! It’s a WIN-WIN!

For more information on Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Company, visit


Learn To Skate Coaching Opportunity!

08/05/2017, 9:15pm EDT

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

GBCIHA Has an APP for that!

09/18/2016, 3:45pm EDT
By S.Rose

Download the Sports Ngine App and stay connected!

Attention Players and Families!
Download the Sports Ngine app and stay connected with your team.  Get access to event information for practice, games, etc. while you are on the GO! 

Click your team name below for instructions on downloading the app!