Sister, Sister in Tampa. Lightning Girls– Rachael and Kelly
The Lightning Girls 2015 Calendar is now available, check it out at link below.
Here’s some photos from a recent Lightning victory over the Edmonton Oilers.
Erica and Megan
Kelsey, Cher and Isabella
Heather and Rachael
Kelly, Miss March (photo by Scott Audette)
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.
Cher and her future replacement
Rachael and Isabella
Taelor and Kelsey
Kori, Erica and Stefania
Heather, Taelor and Kelly
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.
Erica and Kori
Isabella and Rachael
Comprenez-vous? No, I don’t understand how the Lightning’s great 101 points season could end up in a playoff sweep loss to the Les Habitants! It’s all french to me. BUT, wait until next year, the foundation is set.
The Lightning Girls are a very cohesive group of talented young ladies who obviously enjoy their entertaining gig and the sorority friendships they have established. Hope to see most of them back next season. I added some season end photos to the back of my album. Enjoy.
Alexis, Kori & Megan
Erica & Isabella
Alyssa, Allison & Heather
Stephanie, Allison, Kelsey, Heather & Crystal
Heather, Marissa (Co-captain) & Cher
It’s all in the family for these attractive Tampa cheerleaders. Karen Bittinger of the Buccaneers and her younger sister Alyssa, a first year Hockey Lightning Girl, are both energizing the Tampa Bay fans into rooting for their respective teams.
Karen has been dancing on the Buc’s sideline for the last 3 years and prior to that was skating and performing as a Lightning Girl over 4 seasons and also did a stint as a member of the Rays cheer squad at Tropicana Field. A line co-captain the last two years, Karen narrated the Buccaneer’s nutritional and fitness education presentations on the team’s web site. Karen is a certified fitness professional who teaches group BodyAttack, a high intensity cross fit cardio exercise program. She proudly admits to being a passionate gym rat so look her up if you’re ready to tackle your overdue new year resolution to get into shape.
Sweet baby sister Alyssa also exhibits great athleticism as she won Summit, held at Disney World, the largest national (maybe world?) cheerleading competition. Alyssa maintains a very busy schedule between cheering, coaching, work and college classes. Along with Karen, Alyssa enjoys training and mentoring youth for the nationally acclaimed Florida Top Dog All Stars (cheer performers). Alyssa is getting to experience the added excitement of NHL Playoffs this year and Karen will be cheering on the cheerleaders.
These two women are intense and competitive so of course I had to ask some tough questions–who’s abs are tighter, who’s prettier? They both got one vote each. Haha. Two classy, talented young ladies–they represent Tampa Bay well. Their photogenic features make my job easy.
Karen & Alyssa representing their teams at Tampa’s Gasparilla Parade
Karen & Alyssa coaching at cheerleader tournament
Karen at last year’s draft day party
Thank goodness Karen doesn’t know when to come out of the rain
Karen during 2013 season
Alyssa at opening game of playoffs
Alyssa pregame on the Thunder Plaza
Alyssa with teammate Isabella
The Tampa Bay Lightning held the 10th year anniversary celebration this weekend culminating in a hard earned victory over John Tortorella’s Vancouver Canucks. Torts was the Lightning coach in 2004. The Stanley Cup was in the building and members of the championship year were available for autographs. Lightning Girl alumni also returned to help reminisce and lead cheers.
All fans received a very nice replica Stanley Cup Championship ring. A fun, feel good, night for all. Twenty games left to secure a playoff spot.
We added photos from a couple games to our Lightning Girls album. Enjoy.
Alumni–Danielle, Rachel, Lindsey, Lauren, Ashley, Tiffany & Allison
Megan, Marissa, Cher & Heather
Lightning Girls and Storm Cheerleaders
Kori, Allison, Alexis & Stephanie
Trifecta Ashley–Storm, Lightning & Bucs Cheerleader alum.
Kelsey & Kori