Pink in the Rink set for Sunday in Eagle |

Pink in the Rink set for Sunday in Eagle

From left to right, Sam Decker, Kristina Turner, Jody Metz, Shelli Fulhart, Michelle Morrison and Leni Ronzio, all teachers at Brush Creek Elementary school.
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Team Rosters include the following teachers and community “heroes”:


Coach: Shelli FulHart/Leni Ronzio Coach: Karl Borski

Goalie: Sam Decker Goalie: Shane Gremmer

Michelle Morrison Yuri Kostick

Jody Metz George Wilson

Kristina Turner John Seymour

Debra Jordan Bernie McGovern

Claudia Wells Kori Grice

Mary Lou Yeik Kevin Sharkey

Tanya Caruso Cathy Wetzel

Tami Payne Jenika Doberstein

EAGLE — The Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District and the Vail Mountaineer Hockey Club have joined together in an effort to promote women and girls ice hockey and help raise awareness for breast cancer with an event on Sunday. Pink in the Rink takes place at 4 p.m. at the Eagle Pool & Ice Rink. This collaborative effort also involves many local teachers, youth mentors and community leaders who share a love for ice hockey to encourage “never-evers” to come give the sport a try.

“We thought one way to get new players involved would be to include the very people they see and look up to each day at school or in the community,” said John Seymour, Vail Mountaineer Hockey Club program director. “This event will include a fun, if not silly, exhibition hockey game between teams made up of the kids’ very own teachers, mentors and community leaders, all dressed in costumes.”

Pink in the Rink will kick off with an exhibition hockey game, female teachers (dressed in pink, of course) versus superheroes, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Immediately following the game, interested never-evers will be fitted for appropriate hockey gear and invited to join the teachers and superheroes on the ice for a free girls hockey clinic and skating, until 6:30 p.m. There will also be a Mountain Women’s Hockey League clinic that evening encouraging women to give the sport a try as well. A $2 donation is requested at the door to benefit Shaw Regional Cancer Center.

“This is going to be a fun afternoon of hockey with costumes, disco lights and a great way to get more girls and women playing hockey, while supporting a wonderful cause,” said Sheryl Staten, director of WECMRD’s Pool & Ice Rink in Eagle.

More information about this event is available at or If you are interested in participating in the exhibition hockey game, please email or, or call 720-255-8138 or 970-328-5277.


The Vail Recreation District and the Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreational District provide ice hockey programs for boys and girls, Mini-Mites (ages 5 and 6) and Mites (ages 7 and 8). VRD hockey programs are run out of the Dobson Ice Arena in Vail and WECMRD hockey programs are run out of the Eagle Pool & Ice Rink in Eagle. Visit or for more hockey program information and pricing.

The Vail Mountaineer Hockey Club provides ice hockey programs for boys: Squirts (ages 9 and 10), Pee Wees (ages 11 and 12), Bantams (ages 13 and 14), Midgets (ages 15 and 16); and girls: U12 (ages 10-12) and U14 (ages 13 and 14). These programs are run out of the Dobson Ice Arena in Vail with weekly in-season practices split between both the Vail and Eagle ice rinks. If your child fits into one of these age groups, please visit for complete hockey program information and pricing.

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