Lightning Girls Sizzle In Tampa Bay

The NHL season is in full swing and the Lightning Hockey Club is on top of the Eastern Division standings. As hot as Tampa Bay is playing the Lightning Girls are also burning up the downtown Amalie Arena to near sell out crowds. Great entertainment evening—come on out to a game.

We added a large batch of photos, from multiple nights, to our album. Enjoy.

1-Cher

Cher and her future replacement

2-Allison

Allison

3-Alexis

Alexis

4-Rachael and Isabella

Rachael and Isabella

5-Alyssa

Alyssa

6-Taelor and Kelsey

Taelor and Kelsey

7-Kori, Erica and Stefania

Kori, Erica and Stefania

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Heather, Taelor and Kelly

9-Kori

Kori

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Photo of the Day – December 16

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Lightning Girls in their Holiday Winter Whites
Kelly, Alyssa, Stefania, Rachael, Allison, Kori, Erica

Dallas Stars Ice Girls Calendar

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Photo of the Day – November 13

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A Dallas Stars Ice Girl

2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew

For the new season the Blackhawks Ice Crew switched to a more conservative uniform.

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LA Kings 2014-15 Ice Crew Auditions: Day 2

Description: Kings Vision gives you an all-access look into the second day of auditions for the LA Kings Ice Crew at Gold’s Gym in downtown Los Angeles.

Meet The Lightning Girls Of Tampa

October is the Sport Fanatic dream month. MLB, NFL & NHL all in action.

The Tampa Bay Lightning started their very optimistic season with an opening night overtime victory against the Florida Panthers. Kudos to the players but of course the Lightning Girls are also doing their part as the newly named Amalie Arena is rocking with cheers.

The fan favorite 14 member squad is led by captains Heather and Allison. Enjoy the photos from the first week.

 

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CoCaptain Allison

2-Heather

CoCaptain Heather

3- Erica and Kori

Erica and Kori

4-Isabel and Rachael

Isabella and Rachael

5-Kelsey

Kelsey

6-Alexis

Alexis

7-Kelly

Kelly

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9-Stefania-Taelor-Alyssa

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2014 Ice Crew Auditions: Day 1

Kings Vision gives you an all-access look at the first day of auditions for the LA Kings Ice Crew. See who made the cut for Day 2!

Fans Win! Flyers Ice Girls Will Be Back

Flyers bringing back Ice Girls, holding tryouts Oct. 5
Randy Miller
NJ.com
September 30, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – There were more loud boos again Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center when the Flyers’ new all-guys ice cleaners skated out with shovels during a first-period stoppage.

And then a message on the scoreboard led to a big cheer.

The Ice Girls, loved by Flyers fans but fired after last season amid reported complaints, are returning for the Oct. 9 regular-season home opener against the Devils.

Actually, a new team of 10 Ice Girls will be hired from a tryout that will be held at noon on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Flyers Skate Zone practice rink in Voorhees.

Candidates can register beforehand at PhiladelphiaFlyers.com or in-person on the day of the tryouts. Participants must be at least 18 years old.

The constant booing during the ice guys frequent on-ice appearances during the Flyers’ first two preseason games led to a change of thinking.

“When Flyers fans voice their concerns, we listen, because they are undeniably the most passionate and knowledgeable fans in all of sports,” Flyers COO of Business Operations Shawn Tilger said. “After two preseason games evaluating the program, we’ve decided to welcome the return of the Flyers Ice Team, beginning on opening night. We’ll look to assemble a team that is fan friendly, and represents the Flyers well both on the ice and in the community.”

2013-14 LA Kings Ice Crew Calendar Shoot Bloopers

Check out the hilarious outtakes that come with hours of shooting during the 13-14 calendar shoot. WHAMMY!

Photo of the Day – September 30

Tampa Bay Lightning Girls at Saturday’s FanFest. Captains Allison and Heather are bottom left.

Photo of the Day – September 17

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DFW.com 2014 Hot Issue

By Jay Betsill
Special to DFW.com
September 4, 2014

It took a while. At the tail end of a cooler-than-usual summer, August made up for lost time: The sweltering heat and humidity that we have all come to expect finally arrived and put some sizzle in our summer. Since DFW has a well-deserved reputation for being so hot, this is when we celebrate all things that go along with summertime here, including some of the hottest people in the area at some of the coolest locations the Metroplex has to offer.

This year’s bevy of “it” women and men is a nod to the sports-obsessed nature of North Texas: You’ll meet a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, an NBA dancer, an Ice Angel, a former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader and a former Dallas Stars Ice Girl. We even have a beautiful woman who once played football herself and now owns her own business that specializes in helping DFW residents join “Team Sexy.”

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Vivian Ralena
Born: Riverside, Calif.
Current city: Denton
Day job: Dance instructor, second-year veteran of the Allen Americans Ice Angels and full-time student at UNT
Dream job: An inspirational speaker for adolescent teenagers who are going through hard times and need guidance
People may recognize you from: I actually get recognized a lot in public from the CMT show Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, which I have been on the past two years.
Interesting fact about you: I love to write, especially poetry.

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Tessa David
Born: Bloomington, Ind.
Current city: Dallas
Day job: Executive administrative assistant for Blume Architecture and BSN Sports
Dream job: Own my own wellness center. I’ve always wanted to start my own dance studio that is geared more towards workout-type dance for the moms while their children take dance classes. Now I would like it to be even more than that and I want it to have a cryotherapy machine, nutritionist and many other things that would help a person develop a very balanced, healthy life.
People may recognize you from: I had the privilege of being an NFL cheerleader for the Indianapolis Colts for five years, which provided so many memorable and amazing opportunities, including getting to perform at Super Bowl 44! After moving to the Dallas area, I spent one season with the Allen Americans Ice Angels.

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Sequel Molina
Born: Fort Worth
Current city: Dallas
Day job: Administrative assistant at HEB Dental Excellence
Dream job: Working with orphaned chimpanzees. I recently saw a documentary on the Discovery Channel and I think they are the cutest things ever.
People may recognize you from: I am heading into my fifth season as an NBA dancer (for the Dallas Mavericks Dancers). My family had season tickets to the NBA when I was growing up and after being a cheerleader in high school, I knew this was my next step. The coolest aspect of being an NBA dancer is being on the court in front of a sold-out arena. It is definitely a major adrenaline rush.
Interesting fact about you: Sequel really is my name, not a nickname … I promise! (Editor’s note: Her parents named her Sequel because she was their second child.)

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Chelsea Chaney
Born: Merkel
Current city: Dallas
Day job: Bridal stylist
Dream job: Host my own national TV talk show about the lifestyle world similar to my blog, ChelseaChaney.com. My first guests on the show would be Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift and Chris Pratt.
People may recognize you from: The 2012-13 NFL season, when I was a member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
How would you describe your season as one of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders? I had a fantastic time on the squad, made a lot of great friends. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience and for me it was an opportunity to live out my dream of a small-town girl in the big city.
Interesting fact about you: I am borderline diabetic so I can’t eat sugar. Growing up, there was never any candy or Coke in the house.

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Mercedes Owens
Born: Tulsa, Okla.
Current city: Dallas
Day job: Sports reporter for D210TV on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel. I cover the Dallas Cowboys, SMU football and SMU basketball.
Do you have any special experiences from your time as a sports reporter that stand out? As an SMU alum, having the chance to work in the same environment as a legend like head basketball coach Larry Brown last season is something I will never forget. I also did some fan-reaction interviews during the Mavs playoffs against the Spurs, and I filled in for the D210 entertainment reporter last summer, and I interviewed Marlon Wayans for A Haunted House 2. This summer I began covering the Cowboys on draft night and have continued through camp and will do the home games this season at AT&T Stadium.
Dream job: I want to host a national sports show and be the “Chelsea Handler of sports.”
Who would your first guests be on your show? I’d have a panel of four with LeBron James, Doc Rivers, Dez Bryant and Kevin Hart.
People may recognize you from: I was a Dallas Stars Ice Girl for the past two seasons.
Best feature: My sense of humor. I love to laugh and make people laugh. I am definitely a jokester.

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SI.com says goodbye to the Lady Panthers

Sports Illustrated: The Lady Panthers are no more. A tweet from the Florida Panthers PR account Wednesday afternoon revealed that the team’s cheerleading squad will not survive to celebrate a 10th anniversary season in 2014-15. We present this gallery in memoriam. [Click here]

Dallas Stars Ice Girls 2014-15 auditions

By Jay Betsill
Special to DFW.com
July 28, 2014

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FRISCO — The Dallas Stars returned to the Stanley Cup playoffs last season following five years of no postseasons for the 1999 Stanley Cup champions. While the Stars eventually fell to the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks in the quarterfinals round of the Western Conference playoffs, they brought the familiar energy back to North Texas that made Stars games the hottest ticket in DFW in the late 90s and into the early 2000s.

The Dallas Stars Ice Girls also enjoyed a renaissance under director Christina Swanson in her first year at the helm. The Ice Girls had over 100 ladies on hand for their auditions at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco on Saturday, nearly double the amount of ladies who tried out last summer.

Since there are multiple ways to audition for the Ice Girls — dancer, skater or both — the day is split into a first round of skating and dancing. The skating took place on the arena’s practice ice rink while the dance portion was on an elevated stage inside the arena. Those who opted to skate did freestyle as well as skating drills while those dancing learned choreography and then performed for the seven judges that included Swanson and other Ice Girls personnel.

“I have a strong cheerleading, gymnastics and ballet background,” said rookie candidate Courtney C. “Since I can pull on my gracefulness from ballet into skating and my sharpness from cheerleading into the dance, I am hopeful that it will be the winning combination for this audition.”

Following the first round of judges deliberations and an initial cut, the returning veterans arrived for the semi-final round. The semi-finals followed the same format of skating and dance, only this time the arena’s overhead lights were lowered with only the direct lights shining on the stage. This gave it the effect of what the performance will look like during Stars home games at American Airlines Center.

“I feel more confident going into my third audition process because I know what to expect,” said Melissa, auditioning for what would be her third season with the Stars. “That being said, it may actually be more nerve racking because now I know what is at stake and how amazing it is to be a Dallas Stars Ice Girl.”

The deliberation following the semi-final round ran about an hour longer than originally planned due to the extremely high level of talent demonstrated by the candidates. For those who would advance there is a week-long final round followed by a week of training camp after which the final team will be announced.

Swanson returned with the names of 32 ladies (12 veterans and 20 rookies) who would be advancing to the final round. The veterans are Stephanie, Jade, Rachel, Cheri, Jessica, Melissa, Ashley, Cassie, Belinda, Kendall, Lauren and Emma. The rookie candidates are Katie, Taylor, Olivia, Brooke, Brittany, Shelby, Kelsey, Callie, Alex, Julia, Courtney J., Taryn, Whitney, Madison, Christen, Courtni W., Nicole, Amanda, Mariyah and Courtney C.

“I’m so blessed and honored to be going into my second season as the Dallas Stars Ice Girls director,” Swanson said. “I know this is going to be an exciting year and the excitement started on Saturday with the announcement of my new assistant director, Kamwin Dietz, and taking 32 very talented young ladies to finals.”