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Laura from the Charlotte Checkmates.

Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew Auditions – June 24

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LA Kings & Ontario Reign Ice Crew Audition
 June 24, 2017 – Round 1

All Participants
Registration/Check-In: 8:30AM – 9:30AM
Audition Begins: 9:45AMWhere:
Toyota Sports Center
555 N. Nash St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

June 25, 2017 – Round 2

Call-Backs Only
Registration/Check-In: 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Audition Begins 11:15AM

Where:
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

For more information, click here.

Random NHL Cheerleader Photo of the Day

Random NHL Cheerleader Photo of the Day

Random NHL Cheerleader Photo of the Day

Washington Capitals Red Rockers Auditions

When/where are the auditions? 

The 2017-18 Red Rockers Auditions will take place at Verizon Center and the adjacent VIDA Fitness.  Day 1 of auditions is on Sunday, July 30.  Selected finalists will participate in a group practice at VIDA Fitness during the first week of August.  Those finalists will then return to Verizon Center on Saturday, August 5th, for formal interviews at a TBD time and a subsequent group performance.. 

What do I need to bring/wear to auditions? 
Day 1: Resume and headshot if you did not previously register. Please wear form-fitting pants, a form-fitting top (crop-top—top that exposes the midriff—works as well), and athletic sneakers. 

Practices: Finalists will be asked to take part in mandatory dance practices, where they will learn the final routine. 

Finals: Finalists will return for an interview and further physical activity, so please wear business attire and BRING form-fitting gear, similar to Day 1. 

How should I wear my hair and makeup? 

The Red Rockers wear full hair and makeup on game days and to external events. Hair is to be completely down, and full stage makeup is required with red lipstick. Nails are to be clean and either clear/neutral color, or French manicure. Body jewelry is strictly prohibited (this includes belly rings, tongue rings, nose rings, eye brow rings, etc.) Wedding/Engagement rings are acceptable. Tattoos must be completely covered, either by clothing or by application of makeup. 

Do I need to bring skates or any other equipment? 

No, skating experience is not required, nor will it be tested during auditions. However, the ability to skate is a plus and will be noted in the interview process. 

Do I need to have dance/cheer experience to audition? 

While dance and cheer experience is not required, applicants will be graded on their enthusiasm and their ability to learn and perform simple routines. 

Are the Red Rockers paid? 

Members of the Red Rockers will be paid for their work at games and outside events. The squad is a part-time position, and so members may hold full-time jobs and/or attend college while on the team. 

Are there any height or weight requirements? 

There are no specific height or weight requirements. However, uniforms consist of form-fitting tops and pants, and so an athletic appearance is necessary. 

How can I sign up for auditions? 

Registration is now open, washingtoncaps.com/redrockers

Prohibited Attire for Auditions Participants:

·         Blue jeans or denim

·         Baggy T-shirts or pants

·         Boots, hard-soled shoes, or other non-athletic shoes

·         Sunglasses, hoop earrings, hats  

The Washington Capitals thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please contact the Game Entertainment department at redrockers@washcaps.com.

Random NHL Cheerleader Photo of the Day

Random NHL Cheerleader Photo of the Day

Random NHL Cheerleader Photo of the Day

Gone but not forgotten, the N.Y. Islanders Ice Girls…disbanded in 2015.

Random NHL Cheerleader Photo of the Day

Random NHL Cheerleader Photo of the Day

Random NHL Cheerleader Photo of the Day

Random NHL Cheerleader Photo of the Day

SI.com’s Coverage of the Dallas Stars Ice Girls

Sports Illustrated turned their attention to the NHL with their coverage of the Dallas Stars Ice Girls.  To view their gallery, click on the image below.

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I never knew that shoveling ice was a spectator sport!

WWE Hires Former Dolphins Cheerleader As Ring Announcer

Andrea D’Marco (Ocampo)2Florida Panthers Personality Andrea Ocampo D’Marco joins WWE NXT
By Jim Varsallone
Miami Herald
May 4, 2016

South Florida’s own Andrea D’Marco is a new ring announcer for WWE’s NXT.

For those who attended the NXT shows in March in Miami and West Palm Beach, you may recall Andrea working alongside NXT ring announcer Dasha Fuentes.

Andrea D’Marco is Andrea Ocampo, the former Florida Panthers In-Arena Host at the BB&T Center in (South Florida) Sunrise. A fan favorite, she also wore a few other hats while working with the NHL’s Panthers, including their Latin Market Manager and Reporter. Her work with the Panthers set the foundation for this WWE NXT opportunity.

“It wasn’t a one-stop shop situation,” Andrea said. “Jonny Greco, a producer for NXT, actually put the feelers out there to my old boss [Pete Soto] from the the Florida Panthers, the game presentation director, asking if he knew somebody — a Latina who could host — and see if he had any recommendations.”

Andrea OcampoSoto sure did

“He put my name into the hat,” she continued, “and that’s when everything started. Jonny Greco got a hold of me, and I put a video audition together and submitted that. Jonny called me, but unfortunately at the time I couldn’t make it to the [Performance Center in Orlando], because the Florida Panthers season was in full force.

“So I wasn’t able to do an in-person audition. Everything fell flat. Nothing happened. Then a couple of months later, I reached out to Jonny. We were speaking back-n-forth, and then I was told they were looking for the same position, and that’s when I definitely made it to the audition.”

While NXT made a South Florida trek in March, the Panthers competed on the road. So Andrea got her feet wet by working along side Fuentes at The Fieldhouse at the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami in Coral Gables and the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach.

“Thank goodness that I was a part of the NXT shows in South Florida,” she said, “and I was lucky that I got that opportunity to get a feel of the actual shows. The fact that it was in my hometown definitely made me feel a lot more comfortable, especially that I saw a lot of familiar faces in the audience.”

South Florida NXT fans — many also sports fans — welcomed her to this different genre of sport.

“It definitely wasn’t hockey,” she chuckled. “I knew I had so much to learn, but at the same time I knew I made the perfect decision. It was so much fun.”

Prior to joining WWE, the confident, lovely and inspiring talent discussed and showed (first-hand) her Panthers’ job duties which were aplenty. She noted Producer Alek Graupera, Samantha Lisowski, Viktor E and Stanley C. Panther were some who helped her elevate the fans’ in-arena experience throughout each Panthers’ home game.

Andrea was a Dolphins Cheerleader for three seasons (2001-2004).

Andrea was a Dolphins Cheerleader for three seasons (2001-2004).

A former NFL Miami Dolphins cheerleader, Andrea is a graduate of Western High School in (South Florida) Davie, where she was a Wildcats’ cheerleader.

“I grew up dancing and in the performance arts,” she said, “and then after high school, I auditioned for the Miami Dolphins [cheerleaders]. So cheerleading and dancing were always a huge, huge part of my life.”

Andrea attended Florida International University in Miami and the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is a professional salsa dancer and offers The Media Gypsy Blog. She also worked as the In-Stadium Host for NCAA Division I Florida Atlantic University football in Boca Raton and spent time as a travel host for Walt Disney World.

She loves fashion as evident by her elaborate wardrobe, and her favorite color is blue, which she will sometimes wear during events, when applicable. Fans see that, and now many more eyes will be on her and her attire in her new employment.

NXT, which grooms staff and talent for the WWE main roster, continues to develop, growing into its own hot pro wrestling brand, which is seen weekly — globally — on WWE Network. So it’s a very good time to be working for NXT.

“I want to be a better professional, and I want to be the best ring announcer that I can be,” she said. “I see that it’s a very dynamic opportunity with NXT, and I want to be an extension of the [NXT] team professionally and personally.”

Panthers loss, WWE’s gain

When the Florida Panthers were eliminated by the New York Islanders in a heartbreaker in overtime in Game 6 of the first round of the NHL Playoffs on Sunday, April 24, it didn’t take long for her to join her new team. She made her way to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando on Monday, April 25.

The Florida Panthers, her colleagues and fans said good-bye and thanked her via her Twitter, following that game. Some even noted they were WWE fans — sad she left the Panthers but happy she became a member of WWE, where they said they will continue to interact with her via social media.

And social media is something Andrea enjoys, especially when it involved interacting with fans before, during and after Panthers’ games.

She’ll enjoy it even more with a very active and expansive WWE social media following, making for a nice tag team with her and the WWE Universe.

Social media

Her Twitter handle: Andrea D’Marco – TV Host, Model, Actress

Her Twitter description (TV Host by day Ninja by night! WWE/NXT Host, Disney Travel Host, Public Speaker, Digital Content Creator, Media-Gypsy!)

For her Twitter click @AndreaDMarcoWWE

Empowering women

Andrea also speaks to young women, discussing business acumen, life challenges and goal setting.

“I have a love for teaching,” she said, “and it’s important to give back, which is why I like mentoring young girls.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/fighting/article75460497.html#storylink=cpy