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Inline skating

SkateNow will continue to offer two inline skating classes through the Park City Ice Arena an inline speed and fitness class and basic inline skating class starting July 5. Inline speed and fitness skating is a great way for short track skaters to continue training for speedskating while the ice is off. Both classes will meet on Wednesday nights, except for a class on Monday, July 24. The inline speed and fitness class meets from 6-7 p.m. The basic inline skating class will be held from 6-7 p.m. Cost is $55 per person. The basic inline class is a great stepping-stone to all skating sports: speed, roller hockey, street and skate park and artistic. It’s a perfect cross-training sport for skiers. For those unable to get into the early spring speed skates sessions, this is an opportunity to get involved and be prepared for when the ice comes back on in August. SkateNow is Utah’s only inline skate school with certified instructors. Online registration is now available through active.com. Skaters can also drop in at $14 per session. Drop-in payment can be made at the time of class. SkateNow has limited rental fitness skates available, but participants need to make arrangements prior to the class. Protective gear and helmets are also available.

NORBA races

The fourth stop in the NORBA National Mountain Bike Race Series will be July 7-9 at Deer Valley Resort. The event will feature top level professional racing. The event is free to the public. Call (800) 424-3337 for more information or visit http://www.norbanationals.com .

Mite soccer camp

Mighty Mite Soccer Camp for ages 6-8 will be held July 10-14 at Trailside Park. Camp will run from 9 a.m.-noon and the cost is $90 for the week. Campers will learn basic soccer skills while playing games. Sign up at http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 655-0999 and ask for Justine.

Carina Crosby of Park City qualified for 2007 Deaflympics at the national trials held in Telluride. Colo. March 12-18. The final team selection was announced last week. Crosby, who is in the ninthth grade at Treasue Mountain International Middle School, qualified second in the giant slalom. The 16th winter Deaflympics will be held in Park City Feb 1-10, 2007. Crosby is looking forward to competing for the United States in her own backyard. "The hometown crowd will be a tremendous boost for me," she said. Crosby, who has a sister who is deaf, was born severely hard of hearing, but is now profoundly deaf. She received a cochlear implant in 2005 and that has helped her hearing enormously. Anyone interested in helping support the 16th Winter Deaflympics may log onto http://www.2007Deaflympics.com. . register early.UTAH LACROSSE ASSOCIATION NAMES PAUL LARKIN AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Larkin succeeds Soni Taylor as leader of fast-growing statewide sport association SANDY, UTAH January 6, 2006 The Utah Lacrosse Association has named Paul Larkin of Holladay as its new Executive Director. He follows Soni Taylor, who successfully managed the organization through a multi-year period of 20 percent annual growth. Larkin played the sport on the Olympus High School boy’s club team and at Utah State University, where he was president of the men’s Lacrosse team. He has a degree in Business Information Systems, and varied experience in the business world. His technical skills will help the ULA improve its communication and online registration processes, and his organizational abilities will help strengthen the association’s volunteer base. He started on Dec. 27th. Soni Taylor who served as the organization’s first executive director for three years – will stay on for a one-month transition period before leaving to pursue Lacrosse-related business activities. "As the first full-time, paid US Lacrosse chapter executive director in the country, Soni is a true pioneer, well regarded by the national organization in Baltimore," said Michael O’Malley, ULA board president. "In her time with the ULA, she pushed us forward on many fronts, including driving broad-based expansion in our youth leagues and improving the ULA’s financial reserves and service delivery in a period of high growth. We’re looking forward to Paul helping to push our organization further." The Utah Lacrosse Association is a regional chapter of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport. Lacrosse is a high-speed, high-scoring sport played by male and female Utahns from Kindergarten to post-collegiate age groups. More than 34 boy’s high school teams and 18 girl’s high school teams competed in the spring 2005 season. Lacrosse is considered the fastest-growing team sport in the country. More information is available at http://www.utahlax.org and http://www.uslacrosse.org. ### Contact Michael O’Malley at (801) 652-5578. Beginning Monday, December 12, 2005, KTMP 1340 AM Radio will broadcast live ski reports from Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, and The Canyons. Tune in at 7:45am Monday Friday to hear these reports. KTMP is your hometown classic country radio station located at 260 North Main Street in Heber City. For more information call (435) 657-1340. Bottom of Form

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