local programs

Learn to Play

Ages: 5-9 years old


**Participants must take “Learn To Skate” through
Glacier Skate Academy, or similar, before enrolling
in Learn to Play Hockey

learn to play

GHA is excited to partner with the Seattle Kraken NHL© franchise in offering NHL & NHLPA Learn to Play programming.  Learn to play hockey (ages 5 to 9) teaches players basic skating and hockey skills in a fun, safe environment. Players are introduced to the fundamentals of skating before progressing to stick handling, passing, and shooting. Kids learn these skills through fun skating drills and games taught by our certified USA Hockey coaches. Practices are 45 minutes, two times per week, with two, 10 week sessions (October-mid December/January-mid March).

Must be new to the game with no previous year USA Hockey Confirmation number

All equipment is provided in the programming cost

Session #1 L2PH: October 3rd - December 7th (2023)

Session #2 L2PH: January 2nd - March 7th (2024)

Practice: Tuesday & Thursday 5:00pm-5:45pm

Cost: $400/session

Prerequisites: Graduation from a Learn to Skate program (basic level 3).

house league

GHA is excited to provide local hockey opportunities through our GHA House program in Whitefish.  Available to those who want to play hockey but not commit to the travel requirements involved in League play.  House league is offered at the 6U/8U/10U age levels and the 12U and older age levels. Players participate in practice once per week and play games locally at the Stumptown Ice Den on Saturdays and Sundays.  House practice is on Wednesdays, starting October 18th.  Game times are noon to 1:00pm on weekend days and will consist of small area games utilizing half sheet ice with both age classifications playing at the same time on opposite halves of the rink surface.  This is our feeder program into our travel programs and our progression after the Learn to Play Hockey programming.

House league is designed to grow the game of hockey and to focus on individual skill development and recreational hockey.

10 week Season: October 18th -  February 11th

Practice: Wednesday 6:00pm-6:50pm

*No programming on following dates - Nov. 25-26; Dec. 2-3; Dec. 9-10; Dec. 22-23; Dec. 29-30; Jan. 27-28; Feb. 3-4

Cost: $500

Prerequisites: USA Hockey Confirmation Number, Graduation from a Learn to Play program.


12U and Older

***Players must graduate from Learn to Play" to become eligible for the House League***


All youth players must register first with USA Hockey and then register for the 2023-2024 Season.

  • CLICK the USA Hockey logo to register your player(s).

  • Be sure to PRINT and SAVE their confirmation number(s). 

  • PLEASE NOTE - A copy of the participants birth certificate may be required to register for youth hockey programming.

Financial Aid

Payment plans and scholarship opportunities are available for GHA registration options. Please contact GHA's Hockey Director Ryan Ulvin with any questions. He can be reached at glacierhockeywf@gmail.com