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Extra points

The National Ability Center is offering sled hockey lessons at the new Park City Ice Arena every Saturday morning through the end of May from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sled hockey is a Paralympic sport played exactly like ice hockey, with the players seated in special sleds. In the United States, sled hockey leagues are open to people with and without disabilities. The center invites anyone interested in learning to play on a recreational basis to join. The cost is $5 per lesson, or $60 for the season. All equipment is provided, but be sure to wear appropriate attire. Those interested in registering may call Francie Kochanek at 649-3991 ext. 609.

Battersby podiums

Parkite Adam Battersby, 15, took second place in the Slug Magazine Slopestyle held at Brighton this past weekend. This is his second podium position since recovering from shoulder and ankle injuries in January. Two weeks ago he took first place in the SoBe Slopestyle held at The Canyons. He also participated in the Helly Hansen Shop Battle last week and received the "Best Trick" award. Battersby is sponsored by Scott, Team Vontaar and Line Skis.

Start Smart

The South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center (SSAFC) is running two Start Smart programs to help kids get ready for sports. It’s a step-by-step approach that builds confidence, self-esteem and makes sports fun. Children learn all of the basic skills — throwing, catching, kicking and batting, while working directly with their parents. The classes will run for one day a week for six weeks. The basic development program for kids ages 3-5 will run Tuesdays April 4-May 9 in the SSAFC gymnasuim from 4-5 p.m.The basketball program will be held April 6-May 11 on Thursdays. Both classes are $20 and are limited to 10 kids. Registration is March 13-25 at the SSAFC front desk. Call Chris at (435) 783-2423 with any questions.

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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