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UOP fall activities

The gravity zone activities at the Utah Olympic Park will continue to operate throughout the fall season. Activities include: Xtreme zipline, Ultra zipline, Quicksilver Alpine Slide and Comet bobsled rides. The Xtreme Zip, Ultra Zip and Quicksilver alpine slide will be available Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. until Oct. 29. Comet bobsled rides will be available Saturdays and Sundays from 1 5 p.m. until Oct. 15. The freestyle and Nordic hills are open until October 8. Go flying into a 750,000-gallon splash pool in half-day freestyle introductory camps for athletes of all ages and ability levels. Introductory freestyle camps are held daily from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Cost is $65 per person. The Utah Olympic Park continues to offer guided tours every day on the hour with the first tour at 10 a.m. and the last tour at 4 p.m. For more information on activities at the Utah Olympic Park, contact 658-4200 or visit http://www.olyparks.com .

Volleyball league

The Park City adult co-ed volleyball league is starting soon. Choose either the competitive division for players of mixed abilities that are interested in fun or the power division for top teams that want to compete at a higher skill level. Play starts Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the Park City Racquet Club gym. Drop-in play begins two weeks prior to the start of the league. The registration deadline is Oct. 1. For more information, call 615-5401 or register online at http://www.parkcityrecreation.org .

Fall fishing

Trout Bum 2 has updated their fishing report for fall fisherman. The information may be accessed by logging onto http://www.troutbum2.com/fishing_reports.shtml .

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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