SUCCESS in a short amount of time at CRYSTAL FIELDHOUSE ICE ARENA.
Less than a year ago Crystal Fieldhouse Ice Arena celebrated on September 7, 2014 with the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. The 77,000 sf building the Cokley family purchased has two NHL regulation sized ice arenas. Located on 23 acres of endless possibilities at 5371 Daly Farms Drive off of Belsay Road in Burton, behind Walmart.
The newly renovated building keeps improving with the opening of Skaters Bar & Grill and new colors for each arena. The North Arena is the home to The University of Michigan Flint Mens Hockey Team and Womens Hockey Team painted in Maize & Blue. The South Arena is the home to Powers Catholic High School hockey team painted in Orange & Blue.
This past year Crystal Fieldhouse has hosted many tournaments, games, and practices including the CANUSA Hockey Games, Motor City Old Timers Tournament, Heartland Girls Tournament, Northern Lakes Prospect Invitational, Mid-Michigan Alumni Tournament, CFH Invitational tournament, SVL vs OK Showcase, and I-69 High School League. With upcoming tournaments and games to look forward to, the MCHC (Michigan Collegiate Hockey Conference) Playoffs Division 3 Eastern Division, CCWHA (Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association) Tournament D1 and D2 league, Flint Powers Tournament, Kearsley Alumni Tournament and many more.
Adult Hockey League players have come from all over including players from Burton, Flint, Grand Blanc, Davison, Ortonville, Lapeer, Metamora, Mt. Morris, Swartz Creek, Clio, Linden, Howell, Oxford, Otisville, Madison Heights, Flushing, Goodrich, Fenton for Spring Leagues. Sign up NOW for summer league with easy online registration and payment at crystalfh.com Get your team ready for fall/winter leagues and call Crystal Fieldhouse at 810-744-0800.
The Youth Hockey program run by GFHA (Greater Flint Hockey Association) keeps growing. GFHA is a non-profit organization with leagues, learn to play skill development programs, and Try Hockey for FREE Days. Elite Skating Academy helps future GFHA hockey players by offering a learn to skate program. Participants in all these programs have come from Davison, Goodrich, Attica, Linden, Clio, Flint, Swartz Creek, Goodrich, Fenton, Ortonville, Burton, Columbiaville, Otisville, and Grand Blanc. GFHA Learn to play sessions are for students wishing to learn to play hockey. The program covers the basics of Hockey: skating, passing, shooting, offense and defense as outlined by USA Hockey ADM - Advanced Development Model. GFHA learn to play skill development sessions are for all ages and abilities and available to register and pay online at crystalfh.com. Get your teams ready for fall/winter leagues and call Jeffrey Barat or Terrence Sheehan at GFHA 810-354-GFHA(4342). Draft Day is Tuesday, August 25th 7pm-9pm at Crystal Fieldhouse.
For those who are physically challenged GFHA has sleds used for sled hockey available during all their programs. Contact Mick Carroll at GFHA to use these sleds during Try Hockey Days, Learn to Play Skill Development programs, and also during public skating & stick-n-puck times. Call Mick for an appointment at 810-655-8016 or 810-210-7811.
Elite Skating Academy not only helps future GFHA hockey players learn to skate. They also offer sessions for all ages for students wishing to learn to skate. Elite’s Learn to Figure Skate (Skate School) is for skaters that already know how to skate and are interested in learning to figure skate. This program is an introduction to figure skating focusing on developing a strong ice skating foundation, while earning patches and certificates through United Skates Figure Skating (USFS) Basic Skills. Elite’s Hockey Skating Skills program is for skaters interested in improving their ability and skating techniques on the ice for future and current hockey players. The program includes instruction on edges, forward and backward skating, crossovers, stopping, strides, stance and related skating skills specifically for hockey. This class is strictly a hockey skating class with no sticks or pucks or hockey equipment needed. Elite’s Private and Semi private instruction is for students who passed basic skills and skate school. Elite’s Ice Crystals Synchronized Skating program is for students in basic skills, skate school or private lessons. Skaters will learn the basic of synchronized skating and will perform as a team at various competitions in the State once they have learned the elements, musical routine, and are ready to compete. All dates and times of each program and session are listed on the website crystalfh.com Registration forms are available online or at Crystal Fieldhouse.
Crystal Fieldhouse is hosting camps and clinics during the summer. Including Powers Catholic Summer Hockey Camp 3rd-8th grade July 20-22, 2015, Skill Development Camp for Mite & Squirts with Ben Warda July 27-31, 2015.
Crystal Fieldhouse welcomed STRIDA Hockey in the summer of 2015. STRIDA is an elite training program in the summer created by hockey players for hockey players. STRIDA aims to push players to the next level of hockey with on and off ice training and instruction. Contact STRIDA at firstname.lastname@example.org
CANUSA Games are played one year in the USA and the next year in Canada. The first hockey game played at Crystal Fieldhouse was the 2014 CANUSA Hockey games. This year Hockey Try outs will happen at Crystal Fieldhouse on July 12, 2015 for ages 10u, 12u, 14u starting at 6pm. This years CANUSA hockey games will be played in Hamilton Ontario Canada.
We make life easy to rent the ice at Crystal Fieldhouse with a calendar on the website showing available ice times. We do ask you to call if the ice time you need is not available, sometimes we can rearrange our schedule to accommodate your needs.
Crystal Fieldhouse website has an up to date calendar of events on the home page. This calendar is hooked to our main system so it is always up to date. It shows all the times for the public to come in for Public Skating, Drop in Hockey, Stick n Puck, and Broomball.
Broomball is something new at Crystal Fieldhouse. This game is played like hockey but without ice skates. Helmets are required and available to rent; bicycle helmets can be used. Public Broomball admission price includes a broomball stick. You wear your own shoes, put on a helmet, we put up the nets on the ice, give you a broomball stick & ball and you have fun practicing your broomball skills. Grab a few friends and attend public broomball to play a game. Many churches, schools and organizations have enjoyed field trips playing broomball, see video on our website and group pricing at crystalfh.com.
Stick-n-Puck is for players of all ages and abilities to practice their stick handling, shooting and skating. Youth Stick-n-Puck was added after youth spring league coaches wanted to keep their youth players practicing their hockey skills in the summer in a safe atmosphere. Youth stick n puck are for the youth of our community ages 3-12 years, adult can only participate when coming with a youth hockey player to help them.
Ice Skating is enjoyed by so many at Crystal Fieldhouse, that we decided to make it available to the public every day at two different session times. Please watch our website, times and dates are subject to change. Group discounts and Field trip pricing are available to schools, churches, organizations and non-profits. We have had the pleasure of hosting ice skating field trips for Central Nazarene, Hillside Bible Church, Girl Scout troops, Calvery Presbyterian Church, Cub Scout troops, Richfield Church of the Nazarene, Genesee Christian School, the 1st tee of Eastern Michigan, and International Academy of Flint. Our most memorable field trip was with Youth Quest which consists of 12 Flint Schools 2 Carman Ainsworth Schools and one private school coming to our facility over four (4) days of joy filled fun days. It has been a pleasure to be a part of hosting these field trips and seeing the happiness it brings to so many young people in our community. We shared the video by the Flint/Genesee Chamber of Commerce from youth quest ice skating field trip at Crystal Fieldhouse on our facebook page.
Crystal Fieldhouse has hosted many Ice Skating Birthday parties. Our party rooms are decorated, food and drinks are provided, party favors for the guests, and ice skating during public skate time, or private ice scheduled. We do it all! Parties have been booked by people in several city: Grand Blanc, Burton, Goodrich, Flint, Davison, Holly, Otisville, Clio, Lapeer, Reese, Owosso, Gaines, Fenton, Swartz Creek. Many pictures on our facebook page of families enjoying themselves. Extras are available to make the party even more memorable, like a Zamboni Ride or Character Appearance.
Watch for Character events at Crystal Fieldhouse. Ice skating with your favorite character either Olaf, Elsa, Anna, Ninja Turtle Leonardo, Mickey or Minnie Mouse. Next character event on August 15th & 16th skate with a Ninja, Ninja Turtle that is!
Crystal Fieldhouse is the arena for the community. With not just Try Hockey for FREE days, but also FREE Ice Skating event for fundraising efforts. Including our past events for Free Skating for those who made a donation or brought an item from the “Whaley Wish List”. The upcoming FREE SKATING is on July 19, 2015 2-4pm fundraiser for the Hurley NICU Panda Warmer. Giving the community an opportunity to make a difference by donating to this Hurley NICU fundraiser for the smallest of babies. Come and see and skate with Olaf & Elsa.
Crystal Fieldhouse has brought and continues to bring many people to the Burton area during tournaments, games, leagues, public skating and birthday parties. Generating more business to the surrounding businesses in the Genesee County area. Businesses love to advertise in our building on Dasher boards, Banners, or In Ice Logos. Ask us about the best advertising on ice… the Zamboni!
See you on the ice!