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WIN! – A Learn To Skate Class With The Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association

The Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association (KOHA) is a sponsor of KZOOkids.com. They have provided the Learn To Skate Class for this giveaway.

by Jill P

 

 

What Is KOHA?

The Kalamazoo Optimist Hockey Association (KOHA) is celebrating 50 years this season! Founded in 1965, KOHA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) volunteer-run corporation offering a learn-to-skate program, beginning hockey program, house/recreational and travel programs for children ages 4 to 17.

 

When Is Learn To Skate?

Kalamazoo’s original and best Learn to Skate program is back and starts October 18 & 19!

LEARN TO SKATE SESSION 1 is on Saturdays and Sundays at Wings West from 9:15 am-10:15 am running October 18 – November 16 (Saturdays & Sundays – 10 sessions total).

Cost is $120 for 10 sessions.

KOHA’s Learn to Skate program was designed and implemented by a Western Michigan University graduate student with a hockey and education background. Thousands of young people have learned to skate with KOHA. KOHA Learn to Skate is open to girls and boys, whether they have an interest in playing hockey or not.

 

Equipment

KOHA has sets of basic protective equipment available for rent, first come – first served. Skaters must have a certified hockey helmet, skates & winter gloves or mittens. Knee and elbow protection is strongly suggested.

 

What Your Child Will Learn

KOHA begins with teaching skaters how to stand up and fall down. Skaters are divided into groups of about 10, with an adult volunteer assisting KOHA’s program leader. Over the 10 one-hour sessions of the program, skaters will learn forward gliding and skating, backwards skating, hockey stops, left to right and right to left turns and front to back and back to front turns. Proper (efficient) skating technique is emphasized.

 

Ages For Learn To Skate Classes

Recommended to be five (5) years old by December 31, 2014; younger players may participate with advanced approval by the program director. If you have any questions on the Learn to Skate Program please contact us at info@koha.com or call (269) 349-7825.

 

Another Upcoming Event

TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE is November 8 at 5:00 pm at Wings West! Visit TryHockeyForFree.com to register!

 

Enter To Win

We’re excited to giveaway one free admission to Learn To Skate program session starting on October 18*. To enter, please comment on why your kiddo would love to learn to skate. Contest ends at midnight October 15, 2014.

*Value up to $120, not redeemable for cash. Winner will be responsible for registration fee with USA Hockey (free for kids under 6, $45 for those over 6). The child taking the class must be at least 5 years old by Dec. 31, 2014.


This giveaway will close on October 15 at midnight and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to KZOOkids.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to jill@KZOOkids.com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Learn To Skate in the subject line. KZOO Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

 

 

 

 

Jill P

Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.

 

20 Comments

  • Lindsey C

    I got an error message, so I’m not sure if my last reply went through. I apologize if this is a duplicate response.

    My son would love to learn to skate. He has tried to skate before and was enthusiastic, but it didn’t come naturally to him and I think he felt a bit intimidated. I think he would benefit greatly from lessons. He would be so happy to be able to play a hockey game with his cousin. Thanks for the chance 🙂

    • Stephanie

      Hi Lindsey!

      We would LOVE for your son to be able to play hockey with his cousin!

      There is still room in our Learn to Skate program that starts this weekend, you can visit http://www.koha.com for more information; and we are running a Try Hockey For Free event on November 8th! You can visit TryHockeyForFree.com to register for that if you’re interested!

      Hope to see you on the ice!

      Stephanie Dukesherer
      Director of Business Operations, KOHA

  • Amanda W.

    My son would love to learn to skate! He tried once before & couldn’t master it. He loves hockey & would love to be able to slap a puck around with friends.

    • Stephanie

      Hi Amanda!

      There is still room in our Learn to Skate program that starts this weekend, you can visit http://www.koha.com for more information; and we are running a Try Hockey For Free event on November 8th! You can visit TryHockeyForFree.com to register for that if you’re interested!

      Hope to see you on the ice!

      Stephanie Dukesherer
      Director of Business Operations, KOHA

  • Jennifer Johncock

    My daughter would love to learn to skate. She loves trying new sports and she’s been asking for skating lessons. Thanks!

    • Stephanie

      Hi Jennifer! There is a Try Hockey For Free event coming up on November 8th – to register, visit TryHockeyForFree.com! There is also still room in our Learn To Skate session that starts this weekend, you can visit http://www.koha.com for more information. We also run periodic girls skates/events throughout the season to grow the girls game.

      Hope to see you on the ice!

      Stephanie Dukesherer
      Director of Business Operations, KOHA
      s.dukes@koha.com

  • Shelley Edds

    This would be a great way for my son to learn to skate! I just got him some skates at a garage sale this summer and wondered if we’d get to use them. 🙂

  • Jill L

    Hockey and figure skating are huge hits with my family. We have two kids that need to do learn to skate still so they can hang out on the ice with their dad!

    • Stephanie

      Hi Jill!

      Thank you for entering the contest!

      There is still room in our Learn to Skate program that starts this weekend, you can visit http://www.koha.com for more information; and we are running a Try Hockey For Free event on November 8th! You can visit TryHockeyForFree.com to register for that if you’re interested!

      Hope to see you on the ice so that your kiddos can start skating circles around dad!!!

      Stephanie Dukesherer
      Director of Business Operations, KOHA

  • Michelle

    I would love to win this for my daughter. It’s not in the budget right now to take this class but I looked at it when I saw it come out earlier this week. I don’t skate well enough to teach her so lessons would be a huge blessing!

    • Stephanie

      Hi Michelle!

      There is still room in our Learn to Skate program that starts this weekend, you can visit http://www.koha.com for more information; and we are running a Try Hockey For Free event on November 8th! You can visit TryHockeyForFree.com to register for that if you’re interested!

      Hope to see you on the ice!

      Stephanie Dukesherer
      Director of Business Operations, KOHA

  • Casey

    My kiddos would love to learn how to skate so they are not falling down all the time.

    • Stephanie

      Hi Casey!

      Thanks for entering the contest!

      There is still room in our Learn to Skate program that starts this weekend, you can visit http://www.koha.com for more information; and we are running a Try Hockey For Free event on November 8th! You can visit TryHockeyForFree.com to register for that if you’re interested!

      Hope to see you on the ice!

      Stephanie Dukesherer
      Director of Business Operations, KOHA

  • Casey

    My kiddos would love to learn to skate so they are not falling down all the time.

  • Hayley

    I just moved here and my son would love to make some new friends.

    • Stephanie

      Hi Haley and thank you for entering the contest!

      There is still room in our Learn to Skate program that starts this weekend, you can visit http://www.koha.com for more information; and we are running a Try Hockey For Free event on November 8th! You can visit TryHockeyForFree.com to register for that if you’re interested!

      Hope to see you on the ice!

      Stephanie Dukesherer
      Director of Business Operations, KOHA

  • kayla

    My daughter would love to learn to skate. She loves hockey and says how much she wants to learn.

    • Jill P

      Hi Kayla, Thanks for the entry. The contest has already ended. Check under our WIN tab for our current giveaways. Thanks!

      Jill

    • Stephanie

      Hi Kayla! There is a Try Hockey For Free event coming up on November 8th – to register, visit TryHockeyForFree.com! There is also still room in our Learn To Skate session that starts this weekend, you can visit http://www.koha.com. We also run periodic girls skates/events throughout the season to grow the girls game.

      Hope to see you on the ice!

      Stephanie Dukesherer
      Director of Business Operations, KOHA
      s.dukes@koha.com