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.
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 email@example.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.