It’s finally here-the first home game of the season. Dallas Stars Home Openers are always amazing, and I’m proud to say that this year I had a hand in helping choose some new faces of the organization. Coordinator Wendy Dutton does a phenomenal job of training a poised, professional, and well-rounded group by Opening Night. All those little moments from auditions and training camp culminate into a exciting first evening for a Dallas Stars Ice Girls rookie. As promised, here are some insights to my experience as a Dallas Stars Ice Girls judge at try-outs this year and some tips for girls who may give it a try next season.
Observation #1: Just because you’re beautiful and a great skater doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a spot on the squad. Although being a knock-out certainly tips the scales in your favor, attitude is everything. When I interviewed Coordinator Wendy Dutton, she stressed that a positive, helpful attitude and respect for those in charge (as well as the fellow Ice Girls), ranked incredibly high on the judge’s criteria. (more…)