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2010-2011 Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew Auditions


Female Auditions

Saturday, July 31, 2010 | 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Sunday, August 1, 2010 | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Male Auditions
 
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | 6:00 pm  - 8:00 pm



Iceoplex at Southpointe

Bring your ENERGY!

         
 
Do you love the Pittsburgh Penguins?  Have you dreamed about performing on the ice in front of over 18,000 cheering fans?  This is your chance to become a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew!

The Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew is a high-energy athletic team that promotes the Penguins at every home game and select community events throughout the year.  The Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew enhances the entire game experience by interacting with fans during home games and maintaining the ice surface during stoppages in play.

The Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew will make its debut at CONSOL Energy Center this fall. To audition to be a part of this unique team, please read the following information and complete the online application by noon on July 30, 2010 (female applicants) and by noon on August 10, 2010 (male applicants).  Due to the large number of applicants, all applications must be completed using the online form and no applications will be taken after the application deadline. All applications must be submitted by noon on July 30, 2010 for female applicants and by noon on August 10, 2010 for male applicants.
 
Requirements:
  • July 31 & August 1 auditions held for females only
  • August 11 auditions held for males only
  • Must be at least 18 years old as of July 31, 2010
  • Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be proficient at skating
  • Physically fit/athletic appearance
  • Comfortable in front of large crowds
  • If selected, must reside in the Pittsburgh area
  • Flexible schedule – must be willing to attend all practices, games and other related activities
  • Passionate about the Pittsburgh Penguins

Qualities of a Pittsburgh Penguin Ice Crew member are:
  • Energetic and outgoing personality
  • Positive attitude
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Responsible
  • Skating experience
  • Hockey Knowledge

Responsibilities of a Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew member include, but are not limited to:
  • Interact with Penguins fans at every game
  • Sign autographs and take photos with Penguins fans
  • Energize and perform in front of crowds up to 18,500+
  • Cleaning the ice during TV time outs
  • Assist with in-arena promotions, contests and intermission activities
  • Assist with in-game video features shoots
  • Assist with special events/marketing promotions as needed
  • Participate in charity appearances
 
Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there an age requirement to be a Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew member?
You must be at least 18 years old by July 31, 2010.  There is no maximum age limit.

Is being a Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew member a full-time job?
No.  Most Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew members attend college or hold part-time or full-time jobs.  Being an Ice Crew member is time consuming, however, and requires dedication and passion.

Are there any height & weight requirements?
There are NO specific height and weight requirements; however our uniform demands a lean and tone figure.  Being physically fit is a part of the athletic, high-energy Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew image.

What does it take to become a Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew member?
  • Skating or figure skating technique
  • Ability to skate in hockey skates
  • Striking appearance
  • Physically fit (lean & toned)
  • Energetic and outgoing personality
  • Poise
  • Communication skills
  • Hockey knowledge
What should I expect at the Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew member preliminary auditions for females on July 31?
  • Registration will begin promptly at 9:30 am on Saturday, July 31, 2010.  Applications must be submitted online by noon on July 30, 2010.
  • You will be assigned an audition number and will have a head shot taken once you have registered.
  • Preliminary interviews will be conducted prior to the on-ice audition.
  • Callback numbers will be posted at the conclusion of the preliminary auditions for those asked to return for the final round on Sunday, August 1.
  • A brief meeting will be held with the candidates returning for the final round and the Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew Coordinator Laura Spencer to discuss the final round.
What should I expect at the Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew member final auditions for females on August 1?
  • Check in will begin promptly at 10:30 am on Sunday, August 1, 2010.  Applications must be submitted online by noon on August 10, 2010.
  • Final interviews will take place prior to the on-ice audition
  • Skaters will be taught NEW skating drills to perform for the judges
  • Finalists will be announced
  • Brief meeting to discuss expectations for finalists
What should I expect at the Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew member final auditions for males on August 11?
  • Registration will begin promptly at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 11, 2010.  It is preferred that you complete the online application prior to August 11, 2010 to expedite the registration process.
  • You will be assigned an audition number and will have a head shot taken once you have registered.
  • Interviews will be conducted prior to the on-ice audition.
  • Finalists will be announced
  • Brief meeting to discuss expectations for finalists
What should I wear to the Preliminary & Final auditions?
Female: Applicants must wear a midriff bearing top (crop/bra top), yoga/dance pants, HOCKEY skates (if you don’t own them, you will be able to rent hockey skates), jacket and athletic shoes.

Male: Applicants must wear short-sleeve top, athletic pants, HOCKEY skates (if you don’t own them, you will be able to rent hockey skates), jacket and athletic shoes.

How should I wear my hair, make-up, and nails for auditions?
Find a hairstyle that compliments your natural beauty.  Hair needs to be styled and worn all down.  Make-up should be tasteful - wear makeup that flatters you.  Nails should be clear or a neutral shade of polish.

What do I need to bring to auditions?
  • Personal Items such as make-up, curling iron, etc
  • Hockey skates & tall socks (if you own them)
  • Jacket & gloves
  • Water, snacks and a lunch
  • Drivers License for identification
Where are auditions? 
Iceoplex at Southpointe
114 Southpointe Blvd
Canonsburg, PA 15317

What are Prep-Classes?
Prep-Classes are skating classes that will get you ready for auditions and will give you an edge in the audition process.  They are not mandatory, however, it is highly recommended you attend so you will know what to expect during the audition process.

When and where will Prep-Classes be held?
Prep Classes will be held for the female auditions on Wednesday, July 28 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm and Friday, July 30 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm at Iceoplex at Southpointe. Due to the large number of applicants, registration for the female prep classes is now closed.  Applicants who registered for a prep class prior to July 20 are confirmed for the session they selected during the application process. 

Can my family watch auditions or prep-classes?
Auditions and prep-classes are closed to the public.

What type of time commitment is required when you are a Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew member?
  • Attending EVERY rehearsal starting in August through the end of the season
  • Performing at ALL pre-season, regular season and post-season home games (43+)
  • Appearances (charity and paid)
  • Photo shoots
Are the Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Crew members paid?
Yes, members of the team are compensated for their work at games and events.

If I have questions, who should I contact?
Please e-mail icecrew@pittsburghpenguins.com with any questions regarding the application and audition process.











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