Our Cross Ice Program is managed by Ice Director, Mike Fountain. Mike is a retired professional hockey player who played in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Ottawa Senators. He's represented his country numerous times and, locally, played with the Grand Rapids Griffins for two seasons. As well as working as the Ice Director here at the Walker Ice and Fitness Center, he is also Hockey Director for the HAWK Youth Hockey Association.
The Cross Ice program offers kids the chance to learn the basics of the game, concentrating on skill based practices. After the first month of practices, Fridays at 5pm and Saturdays at 11 am, we start playing cross ice games during the Saturday practice. Players will be split into equal teams and given a jersey. Full equipment is needed. The main emphasis here is to have FUN and learn how to play the game of hockey, the right way!
Below you'll find some video of our Cross Ice players in action!