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Shop at! Support GBCIHA!

By GBCIHA Board 09/23/2017, 9:30am EDT

Everyone shops at Amazon! Pick GBCIHA and Amazon will donate! It's that simple!

When you shop at, Amazon donates to GBCIHA!

GBCIHA will use the proceeds to purchase new equipment and to support our programs.  

Got hockey? There's an app for that!

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

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.

Learn To Skate Coaching Opportunity!

By GBCIHA Board 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