Game Time: The Game Day Experience
Join Mhkeeba and Brittany as they experiment recording Cheer Chat using Instagram Live to give listeners an inside look at how they record the Pro Cheerleading Podcast! During Cheer Chat the ladies discuss some new uniforms that debuted during Week 1 of the NFL regular season for a few teams that are changing the look of the traditional glamorous NFL uniforms. They also discuss some developments in a lawsuit brought by a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders against the team that resulted in a significant raise for the cheerleaders and a few inspirational stories that celebrate women on and off the playing field. In this week’s episode, Brittany and Mhkeeba walk you through the entire game day experience while reminiscing on some of their most memorable moments on the sidelines. They wrap up the episode with Locker Talk about a little post-game mischief from lingering in the locker room too long after the game!
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2019-20 Orange & Blue Ice CrewWhat does the Orange & Blue Ice Crew do?
The Orange & Blue Ice Crew is a co-ed interactive group that represents the Edmonton Oilers organization at games, events, and appearances throughout the community. The role is primarily responsible for making sure our fans have the best experience possible and create “I Remember” moments for them! At games, the team assists with in-bowl activities, contests, and promotions (t-shirt tosses, prize giveaways, etc.), and on-ice they are responsible for skating to remove snow build-up during television timeouts.
Do I need to know how to skate?
Not all members of the Orange and Blue Ice Crew will be required to be on the ice, as this team is also responsible for off-ice activations throughout Rogers Place and the surrounding community. Applicants need not be professionally trained (hockey, figure, etc.), but a strong skating ability allows us the flexibility to have you in skating and non-skating roles and will be considered a strong asset.Please note: Orange & Blue Ice Crew members are required to wear hockey skates when performing duties on ice. So, those accustomed to wearing figure skates are strongly encouraged to practice adjusting to hockey skates before the auditions.
I’m a guy…is this job just for girls?
Absolutely not! The team is co-ed (guys and girls). Our guys perform most of the same duties as our girls along with managing Hunter’s busy schedule during games.
Is being a member of the Orange & Blue Ice Crew a full-time job? What is the time commitment?
Being a member of the Orange and Blue Ice Crew is not a full-time job. Orange & Blue Ice Crew members should plan for 12-25 hours of work per week on average. We like our members to have a flexible schedule and be committed to being available for nearly ALL home games and 75% of the events and community appearances. Orange & Blue Ice Crew are expected to be at the arena fully game ready a minimum of 2.5 hours prior to puck drop (not all members work every game). Hours will vary based on the Edmonton Oilers event and hockey schedule. Most Orange & Blue Ice Crew members attend college and/or have additional full-time or part-time jobs.
Do Orange & Blue Ice Crew members get paid?
Yes. This is not only a fun team to be a part of but also a paying part-time job! Orange & Blue Ice Crew members are paid an hourly rate for all games, events and community appearances worked.
Does the Orange & Blue Ice Crew travel with the team?
No. Orange & Blue Ice Crew members only work home games and events in the greater Edmonton area. From time-to-time, additional travel-related opportunities do come up in other parts of Alberta.
Do Orange & Blue Ice Crew members get to meet/hang out with the team/players?
Absolutely not. As with most professional teams across the various leagues there are very strict rules and regulations prohibiting fraternization with the team, players, coaches, and officials. There is a zero tolerance policy in place.
Where and when are the Orange & Blue Ice Crew auditions being held?
Auditions will be held at Rogers Place on Saturday, August 10th. Registration will open at 8AM. Please enter via the Ford Hall gates.
How old do I have to be to attend the auditions?
You must be at least 18 years of age as of September 1, 2019
What happens at the auditions?
Our auditions are interactive and fun! This is your chance to show us your personality, athleticism and enthusiasm for the role. You will be taking part in a variety of off-ice interactive tasks, icebreakers and improv activities! After which the skating assessments will take place in the Downtown Community Arena featuring skill testing and skating circuits to best showcase your skating abilities. Any hopefuls moving forward to the interviews on Wednesday, August 14th and Thursday, August 15th will be informed on Monday, August 12.
What makes a good Orange & Blue Ice Crew member? What is the hiring committee looking for?
The hiring team is looking for new members who encompass all of the following traits.An outgoing personality, great energy and positive attitude. We are looking for you to showcase your individual personality and carry that enthusiasm for the Oilers out to the thousands of fans in attendance each night.With both on-ice and off-ice shifts strong teamwork and communication skills are necessary for fan interaction, mascot handling and community events. You will always be working with different team members.Professionalism, poise and a consistent work ethic are essential in our fast-paced, ever-changing, live entertainment environment.Confidence on-camera and on-ice in front of 18,000+ fans.Reliable: Not only is punctuality key but Orange and Blue Ice Crew members receive instructions and are trusted to complete tasks independently. The ability to troubleshoot situations and make changes on the fly are essential to your role. We also require all our members to work 60% of the games along with picking up event shifts throughout the season.Approachable: Greeting fans upon arrival to Rogers Place is a very important part of your role. You should feel comfortable initiating conversation, taking part in and explaining interactive contests to fans.
What should I wear to the auditions?
Both guys and girls should come in fitted, comfortable, athletic-style apparel such as shorts, t-shirt, tank top, and athletic footwear. Put your best face forward!Check out the current uniform HERE.
How should I wear my hair and makeup for the auditions?
Since hair and makeup as well as a consistently groomed appearance are an essential part of this role we ask that the guys have their hair styled and if not clean-shaven, have “groomed” facial hair. As if going out for a night on the town with their friends! Girls are highly encouraged to arrive to auditions with full makeup and styled hair – think “girls night out”! Hair should be worn loose and styled, no elastics and not hiding your face. No hats are allowed during the auditions. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR PICTURE WILL BE TAKEN DURING REGISTRATION.
What do I need to bring to the auditions?
- Water, drinks, and snacks
- Personal items you may need (makeup, brush, etc.)
- Skates for on-ice auditions (only if you are participating in this portion)
- Sweaters or jackets to wear while waiting as the arena can get quite cold
Can I bring friends and family to watch the auditions?
- Complete the online application form and RSVP online for the auditions
- Complete and submit the WAIVER online before the auditions
- Have confidence and be prepared to show us why your energy, commitment and positivity is needed on our team!
Do I have to RSVP online?
It is strongly encouraged that you RSVP online. Walk-ups will be allowed to audition, although in the event that we reach maximum capacity for the auditions, those who have submitted an RSVP online will be given priority to participate…CLICK HERE to Apply and RSVP online.
The Chicago Blackhawks are holding open auditions for the 2019-20 Ice Crew!
The Ice Crew represents the Blackhawks at all home games and at various community events during the season.
1st Round – Auditions: Mon., July 15, 6-9 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena (1801 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago)
2nd Round – Interviews and Skating Clinic: To be conducted during the evenings of Tue., July 16 and Wed., July 17 at the United Center.
Final Audition: Fri., July 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena (1801 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago)*
*Selected 2019-20 team members must be available post-audition for team meetings during the evening of Mon., July 22 and the weekend of Fri., July 26 through Sun., July 28.
If you would like to audition for the 2019-20 Ice Crew, the form below must be completed. After your audition form is submitted, you will receive further information about the audition process.
For inquiries and questions concerning auditions for the Ice Crew, please contact Jill Karsten at email@example.com or by phone at 630-730-8258.
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LA Kings & Ontario Reign Ice Crew Auditions
One audition… two great teams! The LA Kings and the Ontario Reign are combining forces once again to host one audition weekend for those interested in joining the LA Kings Ice Crew or the Ontario Reign Ice Crew teams.
Saturday, June 29th:
Who: All Male & Female Participants
Where: Toyota Sports Center, 555 North Nash St., El Segundo, CA 90245
Registration/Check-in: 9:45AM –10:45AM
On-Ice Audition Time: 11:00AM –1:00PM (cuts will be made throughout)
Off-Ice Group Panel Interviews: 1:15PM –5:00PM
*Cuts will be made throughout the audition process
**Those advancing to the next round will be notified immediately following their group interview and will be given information for that at that time. Once that portion is complete, participants are free to go for the day.
Sunday, June 30th:
Who: Male & Female CALL-BACKS from 6/29 ONLY
Where: Toyota Sports Center, 555 North Nash St, El Segundo, CA 90245
Registration/Check-in: 10:00AM –11:00AM
Audition Time: 11:00AM –6:00PM
- Improv/Performance Drills & Challenges+Skill/TalentEvaluation
- Physical Fitness Cardio & Circuit Training Evaluation
- Interviews with Judging Panel
*Cuts will be made throughout all levels of the audition process
**Those advancing to the final one-on-one business interviews on July 1stwill be notifiedon-site after the conclusion of group interviews. You will then schedule your interviewtime on-site and will be free to go after that.
Monday, July 1st:
Who: All male & female finalists
Where: Toyota Sports Center, 555 North Nash St., El Segundo, CA 90245
**Finalists will be scheduled for 30-45 minute business interview appointments during regular business hours with LA Kings Game Presentation Management.
For more information or to register for auditions, please click here.
It’s officially audition season for the NHL Ice Girls/Ice Crews. Check back here or click on the auditions link at the top of the page for an updated listing of NHL auditions.
UPDATE: Anaheim Ducks, Arizona Coyotes, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings.
NHL Ice Girls/Dance Teams/Promo Squads (2019)
Anaheim Ducks Power Players: June 15. [Details]
Arizona Coyote Crew: June 15. [Details]
Boston Bruins Ice Girls: [Details]
Carolina Hurricanes Storm Squad: [Details]
Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew: July 15. [Details]
Colorado Avalanche Ice Crew: [Details]
Columbus Blue Jackets Power Patrol and Ice Crew: [Details]
Dallas Stars Ice Girls: July 27. [Details]
Edmonton Oilers Orange & Blue Crew: August 10. [Details]
Florida Panthers Ice Dancers: [Details]
Las Vegas Golden Aces: [Details]
Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew: June 29. [Details]
Nashville Predators Energy Squad: [Details]
New Jersey Devils Dancers: [Details]
New York Islanders Ice Girls: [Details]
Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew: [Details]
Tampa Bay Lightning Girls and Bolt Brigade: [Details]
Vancouver Canucks Ice Team: [Details]
Washington Capitals Red Rockers: [Details]
Auditions for the 2019-2020 Arizona Coyotes Crew will be on Saturday, June 15th at AZ Ice Peoria & The Renaissance Glendale at 12:30 PM.
- Must be at least 18 years of age or older by 07/01/19.
- Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
- Must be able to lift 20 pounds and perform various strenuous activities.
- Must be comfortable wearing various athletic style uniforms (females –can include any of the following: midriff baring top, skirt, dress, tight fitting pants, tight fitting athletic top, etc).
- Must be comfortable in front of large crowds.If selected, must reside in the greater Phoenix area with a reliable source of transportation.
- Must have a flexible schedule, including availability during late nights, weekends, and holidays.
- Must be passionate about hockey as well as the Coyotes.
- Positive attitude
- Dependable, reliable
- Energetic, friendly personality
- Excellent communication skills, ability to collaborate in groups
- Knowledgeable about the game of hockey, specifically knowledge of the Arizona Coyotes
- Interact with fans at each home game
- Skaters only -Skate during TV timeouts to scrape and remove snow from playing surface
- Take photos with andsign autographs for fans
- Perform in front of 17,125+ crowd
- Assist with in-game promotions, activities, and on-ice games
- Work internal Coyotesevents for departments such as Community Relations, Marketing, Coyotes Foundation, Hockey Development, Ticket Sales, and Corporate Partnerships
- Represent the Coyotes at charity / nonprofit events throughout Arizona
- Participate in Coyotes and Coyotes Crew volunteer events
Additional questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Power Player Auditions
Saturday, June 15
Great Park Ice in Irvine
The Power Players are a high-energy team that assist the Ducks in-game entertainment presentation, maintain a clean ice playing surface during all Ducks home games and promote the Ducks at community events. The primary responsibilities of the Power Players are to generate excitement and engagement with fans. Additional responsibilities can include assisting the ice crew in maintaining the ice by clearing snow and debris from the playing surface.
Examples of Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
- Support the in-game entertainment presentation with the setup of promotions, contests and intermission activities
- On camera presence during arena promotions to showcase different prizes
- Assist with in-game video features shoots as needed
- Must be able to interact with contestants and host, as well as model and interact with prizes and game play props.
- Assist with special events, community events and marketing promotions as needed
- Attend monthly team building, ice skating and fitness sessions throughout the hockey season
- Specific Qualifications/Abilities: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Must be a high school graduate
- Physically fit
- Comfortable in front of large crowds
- Comfortable on camera
- Demonstrate a fun, energetic and outgoing personality
- Flexible schedule – available to work nights, weekends and holidays as required
- Professional image consistent with company values
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to excel in team atmosphere
- Organized with the ability to multi-task and problem solve in a fast paced work environment
- Customer service oriented
- Passionate about the Anaheim Ducks and the sport of hockey
- Dance/cheer or live performance experience a plus