Excitement is in the thick summer air for Dallas Stars fans as new general manager Jim Nill has brought in new head coach Lindy Ruff and a slew of new players including Shawn Horcoff, Sergei Gonchar, Dan Ellis, Rich Peverley and Tyler Seguin. The team also unveiled a new logo and uniform and announced that the legendary Mike Modano will have his number 9 retired on March 8, 2014 against the Minnesota Wild.
Perhaps the best new for DFW hockey fans is, unlike last season, there is no lockout hanging over the NHL.
The team has struggled on the ice as of late, having missed the playoffs for five consecutive seasons. But one thing that has remained a constant strong point for the franchise is the popular Dallas Stars Ice Girls. While the team's training camp will be held in Fort Worth, September 11-14 and the season will get underway in October, the quest to find this year's Ice Girls squad officially begins in the hottest time of the year.
The Dallas Stars Ice Girls auditions will be Saturday July 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco. For those hoping to join the elite squad, the action is already underway as the prep classes kicked off on July 14, with classes remaining on July 17 (Dr Pepper StarCenter in Frisco) and July 21 (Dr Pepper Starcenter in McKinney). Proper attire is a half top, pants (dance or yoga) and shorts (with tights), dance shoes (sneakers or jazz) and hockey skates. It is recommended to bring a jacket, tall socks and water.
Requirements for the ladies auditioning include being 18 years of age, must have previous skating or dance training, have a high school diploma or G.E.D., have reliable means of transportation, have a job or be enrolled in college, reside in DFW area (if selected to the squad) and commit to the organization for all practices and home games for one full year.
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