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Skating month

On Jan. 7 from 1-3 p.m., the Park City Ice Arena will be hosting its first annual National Skating Month celebration as January is U.S. Figure Skating’s National Skating Month. The rink will offer free skating lessons, door prizes and a short figure skating exhibition to those who pay admission. The cost is $5.50 for adults and $5 for youth and $3 for skate rental. Ice arena staff professionals will be on hand to provide instruction and tips for improving. Registration will be open for Learn to Skate/Play Hockey/Speedskate classes and the Figure Skating Club of Park City. For more information, contact Erika Roberts at 615-5704.

Avalanche awareness

The Canyons Professional Ski Patrol Association will present a free avalanche awareness workshop, "The Science of Avalanches" on Friday, Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Treasure Mountain International School. This free and comprehensive avalanche awareness presentation will feature the U.S. Forest Service and Bruce Tremper from the Utah Avalanche Forecast Center, provided as a community service by The Canyons Professional Ski Patrol Association. All backcountry skiers, snowboarders and backcountry outdoor enthusiasts are welcome and encouraged to attend the workshop Friday night. For more information, contact The Canyons Ski Patrol Snow Safety number at 615-2202.

Learn to Play hockey

Signups for Youth and Adult Learn to Play Hockey and Youth Cross Ice Hockey are currently available at the Park City Ice Arena. Youth and Learn to Play Ice Hockey classes will meet Mondays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26 and Mar. 5 (there no class Feb. 17 and 19 due to President’s Day). Youth girl’s classes, Level I will meet from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. for a fee of $100. Adult women’s classes will meet from 8-9:30 p.m. for a fee of $110. Register online at http://www.pcice.org or stop at the ice rink

Christmas tree pick-up

The Park City High School lacrosse teams will be holding their annual Christmas tree pick-up and recycle fundraiser. Trees will be picked up curbside starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30 and Jan. 6. Please e-mail pickupmytree@yahoo.com or call 649-TREE (8733) to schedule a pick-up.

had a big talk on Tuesday night and pinky swore to do better. Since then , things have benn a million times better…so I think the bickering phase is behind us. I think honestly we were just getting to comfptable with each and taking each other for granted and therefore not treating one another too well. So we have both made the commitment to try a lot harder…..had a big talk on Tuesday night and pinky swore to do better. Since then , things have benn a million times better…so I think the bickering phase is behind us. I think honestly we were just getting to comfptable with each and taking each other for granted and therefore not treating one another too well. So we have both made the commitment to try a lot harder…..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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