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Battersby inks deal

Park City Mountain All-Star Ashley Battersby, age 18, recently signed with Skullcandy. The Park City-based company has officially stepped up and started to sign the top freeriding pros in the country. Battersby has spent most of the summer running her new water ramp camp, STEEZEN FOR A REEZEN, based at the Utah Olympic Park. Skullcandy is specializes in consumer electronic and audio products. Battersby is sponsored by Volkl, Tecnica, Marker, Helly Hansen, Scott USA, Bern Helmets, Park City Mountain Resort, Skullcandy, Icer, Team Vontaar. For more information, contact Battersby at Ashley@vontaar.com

After-school telemark

Park City Telemark announces a telemark option for the Park City School District after-school ski program. The program runs for six consecutive Fridays from Jan. 5 through Feb. 9. This season, the telemark option is available for fourth- and fifth-grade students. The two schools will be skiing at The Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort, where telemark instructors have been chosen to teach the new program. The telemark option costs the same as the traditional alpine or snowboard programs. Participants should already be able to make parallel turns on blue runs on their alpine equipment. There will be a meeting held at White Pine Touring to address telemark equipment needs. Parents may pick up registration packets from the front office of their respective schools. The registration deadline is Nov. 30. Parents should contact Mike Sharp with P.C. Tele at 940-0590 for more information.

Skating coffee club

Adults are invited to come and socialize and learn how to skate with other adults at the Park City Ice Arena’s Coffee Club program on Friday mornings from 10:30 -11:45 a.m. Cost for this drop-in session is $12 plus skate rental and includes hot coffee, a half hour group lesson, and practice time. Previous skating experience is not necessary. Contact Erika Roberts at 615-5704 with questions or concerns.

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