Glacier Hockey Association

   Mission Statement                      


Glacier Hockey Association (GHA) is a non-profit, youth hockey program dedicated to  providing a fun, safe, and rewarding learning environment to enhance the growth and development of young athletes through high-quality hockey programs.

   Goals of the Association            


GHA strives to ensure that it accomplishes this mission by promoting each player's love of the sport through hockey instruction that emphasizes team and individual skill development. Our goal is to continue to develop and strengthen our programs and organization and give our players the opportunity to participate to the best of their ability and develop as young athletes, while making the costs of our programs affordable to all families.

   Location and Affiliations            

GHA conducts its hockey programs at the Stumptown Ice Arena in Whitefish, Montana.  All youth hockey players and teams are registered with GHA and USA Hockey. GHA members benefit from affiliation agreements with the Montana Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA), East Kootenay Hockey League (EKL), and USA Hockey. GHA follows USA Hockey's policies (see Bylaws section of the USA Hockey Annual Guide), including the American Development Model (ADM), which provides hockey associations with a proven plan for age-appropriate athlete development.

   Duties of the Association           

GHA develops, promotes and administers its youth hockey programs for players residing in the greater Flathead Valley Area on behalf of teams, players, coaches, referees, parents, and administrators consistent with the bylaws, policies, and procedures of the MAHA and USA HOCKEY. 

   About the Board of Directors   


All authority of GHA is vested in a Board of Directors as specified in GHA's bylaws. The Board of Directors is responsible for developing and enforcing the bylaws, policies, and activities of GHA.

GHA Contact Info  

     Glacier Hockey Association

     PO Box 905, 

     Whitefish MT, 59937



Executive Director 

     Ryan Ulvin

Board of Directors 

    Elizabeth KingPresident

    Joel Christiansen -                                                  Vice President

     Kate Daniels - Treasurer

     Stefanie Hindman - Secretary

     Clint Muhlfeld- Growth  

     OPEN SEAT - vacated 11/30/21

     OPEN SEAT/s - Open to the                        membership as of 11/18/2021


   Needs: SafeSport Representative

               Tournament Director

                Fundraising/Grant Writer

Home Ice Arena     

     Stumptown Ice Den

     715 Wisconsin Ave

     Whitefish, MT 59937

Stumptown Ice Den


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