Griffins Youth Foundation
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To register a new player on our wait list for the 2016-17 season, please click here. Thank you.
2016 Great Skate Winterfest
2016 Griffins & Sled Wings Game
2015 Griffins Youth Foundation Golf Classic
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14th Annual Great Skate Winterfest - Jan. 23-24, 2016
11th Annual Griffins & Sled Wings Game - Feb. 9, 2016
21st Annual Griffins Youth Foundation Golf Classic - Aug. 31, 2015
GRIFFINS YOUTH FOUNDATION PROGRAMMING
All programs are FREE. Equipment and ice time are provided by the GRGYF.
Co-ed hockey instruction and games for children in grades 1-3.
Co-ed hockey instruction and games for children in grades 4-6.
Patrick and Norris Divisions
Co-ed hockey instruction and games for students in grades 7-12.
Hockey instruction and games for girls in grades 6-12, featuring an all-female coaching staff.
Co-ed hockey instruction and games for children and teens who have physical disabilities. Sled hockey rules are virtually identical to traditional hockey, except participants are on bladed sleds.
The Grand Rapids Sled Wings junior team is sponsored by the foundation in partnership with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. It became the first junior-level sled hockey team in Michigan upon its founding in 2001 and has gained a national reputation by winning prestigious tournaments and developing high-caliber players for various U.S. national teams. The Sled Wings captured their first Division A National Championship in 2015.
In addition to hockey programming, we offer various ice skating opportunities, including holiday lunch skates and Special Olympics speed skating.
Rosa Parks Circle
We also provide all the skates for Rosa Parks Circle Ice Rink, the downtown outdoor facility that draws over 35,000 visitors per year.
All skating and hockey programs are held at Griff's IceHouse at Belknap Park.
For more information about the Griffins Youth Foundation, please contact:
Our programming is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and donors, including: