New Partnership – Gallatin Ice Foundation (GIF) & Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association (BAHA)
Best Western Plus GranTree Inn and The Club Tavern & Grill are pleased to announce its new, expanded strategic partnership with Gallatin Ice Foundation (GIF), a non-profit whose goal is to provide the Gallatin Valley with a year-round refrigerated ice rink, and Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association (BAHA), a non-profit with over 1,000 members that offers quality and affordable youth and adult hockey programs.
The goal of this partnership is to help support youth and adult hockey programs as they continue to grow in the Bozeman area. The Best Western Plus GranTree Inn is located just ¼ mile from the two indoor ice rinks (Haynes Pavilion and Ice Barn). This partnership recognizes The Best Western Plus GranTree Inn as the ‘Hotel of Choice’ for teams and parents, offering them discounted hotel and dining when in Bozeman for hockey games and tournaments as well as free shuttle transportation to-and-from the ice rinks.
Added this year is the partnership with The Club Tavern & Grill, a full-service, all-American restaurant and sports bar located inside the hotel. Benefits of this partnership include two (2) free large pizzas for every hockey team, convenient location to the ice rinks, and kid-friendly sports bar, family-friendly for all ages.
“We’re excited about the continued growth of hockey in the Bozeman area and thrilled we’re able to expand our partnership with GIF and BAHA this next year. I’ve seen BAHA grow tremendously over the last 20 years as hockey, figure skating and recreational ice sports expand. Expanding our partnership with them seemed like the natural next step in support of this next phase of growth for the sport,” said Carl Solvie, General Manager of the Best Western Plus GranTree Inn.
The Gallatin Ice Foundation has ambitious goals to keep up with the exponential growth of the area’s ice programs. Currently, more than 2,500 youth and adults call Haynes Pavilion their home for recreational and competitive activities. As the only enclosed ice facility within 90 miles, part of the success means ensuring players and their families have convenient, affordable and top-rated dining and hotel options when in Bozeman, MT.