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Ice arena opening

Celebrate the Olympic spirit and the grand opening of the Park City Ice Arena at the same time Attend the free event and get a sneak peek of Park City’s newest recreation facility. Activities will include free skate rental, open skate, facility tours, and on-ice demonstrations in hockey, figure skating, speed skating and more. Information on ice arena programs will also be available. To attend an activity-filled session during the weekend, register at http://www.pcice.org or pick up tickets at City Hall, the Park City Racquet Club or the Basin Recreation Field House. Please bring a copy of the receipt or ticket to gain admittance. The free-skate session will be held on Strday, Feb. 25 fro 8 a.m.-10p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. The arena is located at the intersection of Highway 40 and S.R. 248.

Start Smart baseball

Park City Recreation and the National Alliance for Youth Sports have teamed up to offer Start Smart baseball for 3-5 year olds and their parents. This is a fun way to prepare for organized baseball while spending some quality time together. Parents will work one-on-one with their child to learn throwing, catching, batting and agility skills. Start Smart baseball is held on Saturday mornings beginning March 4 from 10:10-10:45 a.m. at the Park City Racquet Club gymnasium. Registration deadline is March 1. For more information, please call 615-5401 or register online at parkcityrecreation.org.

Softball tryouts

Tryouts for the Park City High School softball team will be held Feb. 27 at the Basin Recreation Field House from 3-4:30 p.m. and Feb. 28 from 3-5 p.m. at the high school. Arrive early and bring a glove. Call Jerry at 645-8663 for more information.

Soccer tryouts

The Park City High School boys soccer tryouts will be held Monday, Feb. 27 through Wednesday, March 1 at the Basin Recreation Field House. Freshmen and sophomore tryouts: Monday 4-6 p.m., Tuesday 2:45-4:15 p.m. and Wednesday 4:45-6:30 p.m. Junior and senior tryouts: Monday 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m. and Wednesday 6:15-8 p.m. Please bring cleats, running shoes, shin pads and a white T-shirt. Attend with assigned grade alignments. Call Trish Gordon at 649-6126 for more information.

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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