Come join the fun and help us celebrate the start of a new season. October 8 from 4:00-7:00PM GRAHA will have an open house at Patterson Ice Center. Open skate from 5:00-7:00PM. Hot dogs, chips and drink will be provided from 4:00-6:00PM. Mascot appearances also!! GRAHA registered skaters and their families are welcome to attend! Mark your calendars and come on out to the GRAHA open house!
Looking for basic hockey skating skills or a program to teach learn to play hockey? Click on the flyer and register today. GRAHA has the best initiation programs in West Michigan. Space is limited pre-registration is necessary to secure a spot.
The evaluation skates for Mites and squirts has been scheduled as follows:
August 29 - 5:00-6:00PM Mites
August 29- 6:00-7:00PM Squirts
Please mark your calendars for these pre season draft skates!
September 9th from 9:00-2PM will be the annual GRAHA used equipment sale at Patterson Ice Center. This is a great way to sell your used equipment and for parents to purchase equipment for the coming season. The GRAHA board will be there to assist you with fitting the equipment. Drop off at the main entrance from 8:00-9:00AM the day of the sale. For more information contact the GRAHA office 285-4600 or email Jean at email@example.com.
GRAHA is now accepting registrations for the fall. Use the link below to go directly to the online registration. Space is limited so register soon to reserve a spot in any of our programs! Please contact Jean at the GRAHA office with any questions. 616-285-4600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patterson Ice Center will be the host of the USA Hockey ref seminar, September 9th and 10th. Registration must be done online at usahockey.com but the link is not open yet to register. More details as they become available will be posted here.
If you are looking for something fun to do that still involves hockey check out the flyer below for the musical written by Mitch Albom. Looks like a fun night out and proceeds benefit Hospice of West Michigan.
This will be our last newsletter until August. Have a great spring and summer, do not forget to get your skater registered for next season!
GRAHA continues to work on improving our association and providing quality coaches and staff to assist in the development of players and communication and education to our members.
Richard Keyes will continue to be instrumental in running our ADM program as well as serving as our house director working directly with our coaches both on and off the ice. GRAHA is the leader in the Grand Rapids area offering the best and largest Mite program and Richard is a large part of that success and development. Richard will also be working with several teams as their skills development coach. Richard will also provide power skating and will offer his KIIH skills clinics throughout the season.
Chris Green was appointed the general manager's assistant. Chris will assist with coach recruitment, parent education and communication as well as serve as an administrative assistant to the general manager. Chris will also help with power skating throughout the season.
GRAHA is very fortunate to have such great hockey staff with years of coaching and playing experience that will work with the general manager and board to ensure GRAHA has the best hockey program in the area.
GRAHA hosting Kim Muir August 7-9 at Patterson and again this season three different dates!! Can't Skate Can't Play- sign up soon.
Contact the DoubleTree for your special GRAHA rate!
GRAHA welcomes Drury Inn as a sponsor for the 2017-18 season. Check out their hotel amenities below.
Check the link below for the Amazon Smiles program. If you are purchasing on Amazon please help GRAHA by using this rebate link.
The GRAHA Board of Directors meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 5:30PM. All members are welcome to attend!