The last three races of the U.S. skeleton national team trials will be held Nov. 10-12 at the Utah Olympic Park. Many Utahns will be sliding for a spot on the team, including 2005 World Cup champion Noelle Pikus-Pace (Orem, Utah), 2005 Europa Cup champion Chris Hedquist (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Stokes Aitken (Salt Lake City, Utah.) Three previous races in Lake Placid plus the three in Park City will determine the 2006-07 U.S. World Cup skeleton team. For more information, call the UOP at 658-4200.
The Park City Ice Arena will be presenting it’s Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, Dec.16 at 7 p.m. Participating skaters will include members of the Figure Skating Club of Park City, figure skating pros, and competitive skaters from Salt Lake. The figure skating staff would like to invite skaters from ages 3-18 who are enrolled or who have completed one session of Learn to Skate classes to participate in a group number. Over the course of four rehearsals, skaters will learn a program choreographed to music to be performed at the show. Rehearsals will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:40-7:15p.m. starting on Nov. 16. Skaters will be divided into groups based on enrollment. The registration fee is $45 and includes skate rental. Participating skaters will need to wear black pants and a red or white shirt for the performance. For more information or to register, contact skating director Erika Roberts at 615-5704 or email@example.com.
The South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center (SSAFC) will hold their annual free Turkey Shoot contest on Saturday, Nov. 18 in the center gymnasium at 11 a.m. The Turkey Shoot tests the free throw line skills of area youth. The kid who makes the most shots out of 10 free throws wins a turkey. Boys and girls will compete in separate divisions. Grades 1-2 and 5-6 will compete at 10 a.m. Grades 3-4 and 7-8 will begin competition at 11 a.m. Registration is open until Nov. 17 at the front desk, or the day of the event beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the SSAFC gymnasium. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Utah Food Bank when you register. Call (435) 783-2423 for more information.
The Park City Nordic Ski Team and the National Sports Foundation is hosting an informational meeting for all people interested in youth cross country ski programs at the Miners Hospital, 2nd floor, on Oct. 4 from 7-9 p.m. All athletes, parents and Nordic enthusiasts are welsome to attend. For more information, call 645-7660. 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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Park City Fire District Chief Paul Hewitt died Friday from injuries sustained in an off-duty accident earlier in the week, the agency announced.