Former Olympic Champion Nikki Stone will give a free public lecture on Friday, Jan. 13, at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge from 4:45-5:45 p.m. The event will coincide with the World Cup competition, also being held at Deer Valley this week. Stone was America’s first-ever Olympic Champion in the sport of inverted aerial skiing. Stone now travels working as a sought-after inspirational speaker, ski host, and sports psychology consultant. The lecture is sponsored by Westminster College as part of its Winterprogram. Snowshoe hike The Wasatch Mountain State Park Full Moon Snowshoe Hike will be held Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 11, weather permitting. Meet at the Wasatch Mountain Visitor’s Center at 7 p.m. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. The guided hikes are rated beginner, intermediate and expert. They are approximately two hours long and may be shortened for beginners. Light refreshments will be served following the hike. Reservations are required to determine the number of snowshoes that will be needed. Call Lucille Tuttle at (435) 654-5150 for reservations before Jan. 12 and between Feb. 1 and Feb. 9 for the February hike. Baseball tryouts Basin Recreation will be holding their Youth Competitive Baseball tryouts on Friday, Jan. 20 for nine- and 10-year olds from 4-6:30 p.m., and 6:30-9 p.m. for 11- and 12-year olds. Tryouts for seven- and eight-year olds will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. and from 9 a.m.- noon for 13- and 14-year olds on Saturday, Jan. 21. All Tryouts will be held at the Basin Recreation Field House. Call Matt at 655-0999 ext. 14 for additional information. Youth tumbling The South Summit Aquatic & Fitness Center is offering four youth tumbling classes Jan. 23 March 8. Teeny Tiny Tots will teach children ages three and four the very basics of tumbling in a fun, learning environment. The class will be held on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:15 p.m. The cost is $20. Tiny Tots for ages four through six will emphasize the development of major motor skills through tumbling. Each student will work in relation to his/her own ability. There are two classess avaiable, which meet on Monday or Wednesday from 3:15-4 p.m. The cost is $20. The Beginning class for ages seven through 11 will develop basic gymnastic skills which include working on the mat, balance beam and stretching. The class meets on Monday from 4-5 p.m. The cost is $25. The Intermediate class emphasizes building on basic gymnastic skills and focusing on strength, body control, proper form and techniques for ages seven through 11. The class meets on Wednesdays from 4-5 p.m. The cost is $25. Registration will be held Jan. 9-21. Classes will run for seven weeks. A minimum of five kids in each class is neceassary. Coed soccer Park City Recreation’s Adult Coed Indoor Soccer League will begin Jan. 31. Games will be played on Tuesday nights in the Racquet Club gym, using all four walls and indoor soccer rules. Cost is $150 per team, and the deadline is Jan. 25. For details and to register, call the Racquet Club at 615-5401, or visit http://www.parkcityrecreation.org . 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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