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Program Background

Barry Kulick played hockey at Lakeland Arena since his early youth. He continued to play hockey into his adult life both at rinks and on the pond, as he loved the game.  Barry’s work as a Pontiac Police Officer demonstrated the value he placed on helping those around him.  This Fund works to combine these two passions in his memory. 

The Barry Kulick Memorial Hardship Fund is intended to aid hockey families who come into financial challenges that threaten their child’s participation in the game.  Hockey is knowingly an expensive sport.  This Fund is in place to assist these families to assure that kids do not lose their opportunity to play hockey.

Who is eligible to receive contributions from the Hardship Fund?

Financial assistance is available to qualifying applicants who play on house or travel teams at Lakeland Arena.  Both partial and full scholarships will be awarded to offset the cost of hockey fees or equipment.

These funds are available for families who have recently faced a challenging hardship such as income loss, unemployment, divorce, death, etc.  This Fund is not intended for families who would otherwise be capable of financing their children’s hockey.

How does the Hardship Fund work?

Applications for ice fees and equipment will be accepted throughout the year.  If you are in need of financial assistance to help defray your ice fees or equipment costs, please mail your completed Barry Kulick Memorial Hardship Fund Application and a copy of last year's tax forms to:

Rick Kulick
4845 Birdie Lane
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Attn: Barry Kulick Hardship Fund 


For more information, visit the official Barry's Skate website at Here you can become a member and interact with other members, view photos and share memories about Barry and the Annual Barry Kulick Memorial Hardship Fundraiser, known as Barry's Skate. 


Currently the Squirt division has one full team, could use a part time goalie. With some additional players we could make a second team.

The Pee Wee division has one full team. With enough additional players we could make another team. 

The Bantam division has two teams. With enough additional players we could make another team.

Anyone interested in the Squirt, Pee Wee or Bantam divisions please call before registering to be placed on the wait list.

Lakeland Arena Office (248)666-1911

Anyone that registers without calling as of 8/12/21 10:20AM will be automatically added to the wait list.