WELCOME TO GRAND RAPIDS BLADES HOCKEY!

Offering the opportunity to play youth hockey at all levels, in a safe and fun environment while developing players to be competitive and contributing members of our community.

The Grand Rapids Blades skate out of Eagles Ice Center.

Recent Updates

  • Registration is live for Spring Learn to Skate, Cross-Ice, and Mite programs. Visit the "Developmental" program page for more information and registration link.
  • Registration is live for Spring House Hockey programs. Visit the "House Hockey" program page for more information and registration link.
  • Registration is live for Spring Travel Hockey tryouts. Visit the "Travel Hockey" program page for more information and registration link.


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Blades News Feed

26 Feb

Welcome to Spring Hockey with the Blades!

The GR Blades spring programs are geared towards expanding skating, skill, and overall hockey development with an emphasis on flexibility and fun.

Highlights:

• Break from the standard practice format with emphasis on organized 3v3 small area games to promote fun, creativity, and competition

• Increased number of practice sessions to provide attendance flexibility for those participating in spring sports

• Sunday skill sessions provide focused skill and skating development

• Body checking clinics for Bantams

• Full time goalies play for free!

• Team specific plans for gameplay and tournament participation

Travel Hockey

Tryout registration link: Spring Travel Tryout 

Our spring Travel Hockey program provides a great opportunity for players interested in trying out for the fall/winter travel teams to skate together while having the flexibility to participate in spring activities away from the rink.

Program Details:

• 10 3-on-3 sessions

• 4 Sunday afternoon skill sessions

• 2 Friday night drop-in sessions

• 2 Body checking clinics (Bantams only)

• Teams specific plans for tournaments and games

Season Schedule:

• Team tryouts week of 3/18

• Season runs from 3/25 to 5/19 (no sessions during spring break)

Cost:

• Player cost varies by team

• Full time goalie cost = FREE

house hockey

Registration link: GR Blades Spring House Hockey

Our spring House Hockey program offers a great opportunity for first year Squirts to learn the full ice game and for all others to continue development while having fun competing with new teammates in games against local teams.

Program Details:

• 10 3-on-3 sessions (7 Wednesday, 3 Friday)

• 4 Sunday afternoon skill sessions

• 2 Friday night drop-in sessions

• 2 Body checking clinics (Bantams only)

• Local weekend games (Squirt and PeeWee)

• Local tournament (Squirt and PeeWee)

Season Schedule: Season runs from 3/25 to 5/19 (no sessions over spring break)

Cost:

• Full time goalie cost = FREE

• Squirt = $250

• PeeWee = $275

• Bantam = $175

Developmental Hockey Programs

Registration link: GR Blades Spring LTS / Cross-Ice / Mite Programs

Learn to Skate

Program Details: 7 sessions of skating development and fun for those continuing with Learn to Skate or those just getting started

Participants: Beginners of all ages

Season Schedule: Season runs from March 17 to May 19

Ice Schedule: Sundays 2:30 – 3:30pm (no sessions on March 31, April 7, and May 12)

Cost: $85

Cross-Ice & Mite

Program Details: Up to 15 total skates focusing on skating & skill development with plenty of competition and fun through small area and 3-on-3 games

Participants: Birth years 2018 / 2019 & completed Learn to Skate/Play program

Season Schedule: Season runs from March 17 to May 19

Ice Schedule:

• 8 Wednesday practices at 5:30 – 6:30pm (no practices on April 3)

• 7 Sunday practices at 3:30 – 4:30pm (no practices on March 31, April 7, and May 12)

Cost:

• Full Season (15 skates): $150

• Weekend Only (7 skates): $85

3 Mar

Spring Travel Tryouts

SCHEDULE

Squirt A - Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 - 7:30pm

Squirt AA - Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 - 7:30pm

PeeWee A - Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 - 8:30pm

PeeWee AA - Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 - 8:30pm

Bantam A - No tryout, spring program registration is open to all players

Bantam AA - No tryout, spring program registration is open to all players

Cost

$10 per player

Goalies tryout for free

1 Mar

Director of Goaltending Development Announcement

The Blades are excited to announce our new Director of Goaltender Development John Cassady.

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17 May

GR Blades Coaches with NCAA D1 Playing Careers

Did you know the GR Blades have 6 coaches on staff throughout the organization with NCAA D1 college hockey playing careers? Not only do these coaches possess a high level knowledge of the game, they are amazing people that are dedicating their time to improve the development of our youth and build their passion for the game.

17 May

New Blades Jersey and Apparel Designs


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