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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Philadelphia Flyers Ice Team Auditions 

Posted by James at 7:28 AM ET

Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Auditions for the 2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers Delta Dental Ice Team were held Sunday at the Flyers SkateZone in Vorhees, New Jersey.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Filling out the paperwork. There were ladies from all walks of life at the Skatezone. From lawyers and retail managers to med school students and beauty queens, these women were united by a passion to perform and a love of the Flyers.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Jeannine is a Penn State grad and was a member of the Penn State Dance Team.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Three-year veteran Jen is a West Chester grad who works for the YMCA.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Waiting to get photographed.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
The ladies were each given a Flyers t-shirt to decorate in their own distinctive style. She didn't stop with her t-shirt she even decorated her registration number.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
After registration was complete the candidates were broken down into six groups and then rotated around the rink to be interviewed. Here Flyers Director of Game Presentation Anthony Gioia questions the ladies.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Questions ranged from "Who's your favorite Flyer?" to "What was your worst job ever?" to "If you were NHL Commissioner for just one day, what would you change?"


After interviews it was time to break for lunch. But it was also time for the skating auditions. Not all the members of the team have to skate, but some must as the ladies are responsible for ice maintenance during the game.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Brrr! And it was cold in the ice rink.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Candidates has to skate on one foot, in a crouch, backwards and...


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
under a hockey stick supported by two folding chairs.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
That's one way to do it.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Others had a little more success.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Then there was the ice maintenance drill. First sweep up the loose ice shavings.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Scoop up the shavings with a shovel


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Dump the loose ice into a bucket.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Skate across the rink and dump the ice in a wheelbarrow and then sprint for the goal line. And do it all in less than 70 seconds!


After everyone returned from lunch the first cuts were made.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Congrats for making it through the first round!


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Auditions or Corporate Team Building Exercise?


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
The semi-finalists were broken into 4 teams and given the following supplies: Three sheets of poster paper, four paper plates, four coffee stirrers, four paper clips, a roll of tape and a pair of scissors. The task: construct an object over five feet high that can stand alone and withstand a breeze.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Team "B" and their object.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
"The Leaning Tower of Vorhees"


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
And now let's Dance!


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
The same teams now had to choreograph a one-minute routine and then perform it for the judges.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions


Flyers Ice Team Auditions


Flyers Ice Team Auditions


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Flyers National Anthem Singer and recording artist Lauren Hart was one of the judges.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
While the judges retired to make their decisions, Christine suggested a game of "Duck..Duck..Goose!"





Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Hoping to hear their numbers called.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
Group hug for those that made it.


Flyers Ice Team Auditions
The Final 20.


What's up next? The ladies will get fitted for their uniforms and they will work the pre-season games. Based on their performance twelve will be chosen to be on the new 2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers Delta Dental Ice Team.

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