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Florida Stingrays 18AA ice hockey team to hold tryouts

The Florida Stingrays 18AA ice hockey team will hold tryouts for its Statewide Florida Hockey League season from 7 to 8:15 p.m. May 4 and 11 at Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar.

The team plays an 18-game season beginning in July, playoffs and tournaments. A select group of players will be chosen for the Elite division team (16- to 20-year-olds) that will play against college teams and U.S. Junior teams. The team offers complete on-ice and off-ice training with fees at $50 per player. At tryouts, players are asked to bring a light- and a dark-colored jersey with their name and a number on it.

For more information, call general manager Jeffrey Meyer at (727) 810-5333 or visit

ROLLER HOCKEY: Sportszone2 in New Port Richey is offering a free Hockey 101 skate program for beginners who want to learn to inline skate and possibly move on to the Advanced Hockey 102 program, which teaches hockey fundamentals. The sessions are Saturdays at 9 a.m.

For more information, call Marsha Brown at (727) 514-3237 or Marci Gallahan at (727) 845-7808.

RECREATION: Shady Hills Community Center in Spring Hill and the Shady Hills Boys and Girls Club will host a Spring Field Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9. Kids ages 3 to 12 are welcome to join in games and challenges. The free event includes running, jumping, throwing and football activities.

For more information, call (727) 856-7831.

BASEBALL: Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department will host the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run competition from noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The free event will be at Veterans Memorial Park, 1333 Hicks Road in Hudson. Ages 7 to 14 are welcome and the deadline to register is Saturday.

For more information, call (727) 861-3033.

BASKETBALL: The New Port Richey Parks and Recreation Department will hold a free Junior Olympic basketball skills competition for kids ages 8 to 13 at 1 p.m. Saturday at the New Port Richey Recreation Center.

Participants can register on the day of the event and champions of the local event will move on to regional competition.

The New Port Richey Recreation Center will also host a basketball skills development camp Thursday and May 7 for ages 13 to 18. The sessions will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and cost $45. The focus of the camp will be both fundamental and advanced offensive basketball skills.

For more information on both programs, call (727) 534-4510 or e-mail

CHEERLEADING: Pasco Elite All-Star Cheerleading will hold tryouts for ages 4 and older for the 2009-10 season. No experience is necessary and the program also has a special-needs team that is looking for more cheerleaders.

Tryouts will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and the cost is $15 for both days. On day one, participants will be given a number and will be taught a Pasco Elite cheer and dance. On day two, cheerleaders will have the tryouts.

After prospective cheerleaders are finished performing, coaches will then meet and post the numbers of those who make the squads.

For more information, call (727) 849-7980.

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Florida Stingrays 18AA ice hockey team to hold tryouts 04/23/09 [Last modified: Thursday, April 23, 2009 8:55pm]
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