Our Cross Ice Program is managed by our Ice Director, retired professional hockey player Mike Fountain. Mike brings his experience in professional hockey to our Cross Ice Program. He played with the Vancouver Canucks, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Ottawa Senators. He's represented his country numerous times and locally, played with the Grand Rapids Griffins for two seasons. As well as working as the Ice Director here at the Walker Ice and Fitness Center (WIFC), Mike also serves as the Hockey Director for the HAWK Youth Hockey Association. Feel free to contact Coach Mike with any questions.
Cross Ice at WIFC is a city-run program that serves as a next step for anyone interested in continuing to learn the basics of hockey after Learn to Play. Participants concentrate on the fundamentals of the game with a strong emphasis on skill-based practices. After the first month of practices on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, we start playing Cross Ice games during the Saturday practices. Players will be split into equal teams and given jerseys.
Learn about Mike's debut with the Canucks:
Here's Mike explaining why the WIFC is the best choice for your Cross Ice program: