Jay Edmunds, a 50-year-old resident of Park City and a Delta Airlines captain, completed his first Ironman Triathlon at the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii on Saturday, Oct .21. He finished with a time of 12 hours and 42 minutes.
Stress reduction workshop
The Park City Racquet Club will present a Soft Arts Stress Reduction Workshop on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 1-4 p.m. in the group fitness room. A combination of Tai Chi, Yoga and Aikido instructors will present various paths to consciousness, balance and healthfulness. Special guest Suzanne Wagner will share her insights as a psychic and healer. The cost of the workshop is $15.
Soldier Hollow offers
Free trail passes, free lessons, and a wide selection of very affordable used cross-country ski packages will be offered at the Pre Winter Ski Sale at Soldier Hollow on Nov. 3-4. Complete ski packages start at $149 for adults and $75 for juniors, with both classic and skating skis available. Boot sizes start at a child’s size two. Free lessons will be available on opening day, Dec. 9, as part of Soldier Hollow’s partnership with Utah Winter Games. Purchasers of any package will receive free skiing from opening day, Dec. 9-Dec. 21. In addition, children up to age six always ski free at Soldier Hollow. For those who are not quite ready to purchase equipment, please stop in during the sale hours and receive a coupon good for one free day of skiing valid through April 1, 2007. The doors open at 8 a.m. and the sale continues until 5 p.m. each day. Nov. 5 is the last day for discounted season passes. Adult, couple and family season passes are discounted up to 20 percent from the regular season rates.
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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