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National Curling Event Slated

National Curling Event Slated

OK, so it’s been a long, cold Western New York winter. But instead of complaining about it, how about we celebrate it with some great winter events? The 2011 Tim Horton’s Brier will be held March 5-13 in nearby London, Ontario, at the John Labatt Centre. This national curling event will host 12 provincial/territorial teams to compete for Canada’s top curling honor, the Brier Tankard! 

A variety of ticket package options remain available, including complete event packages, mini packages, single tickets, group rates and VIP packages. 

New York Power Authority Offers Slick Savings at Hyde Park Ice Rink with New Electric Zamboni

New York Power Authority Offers Slick Savings at Hyde Park Ice Rink with New Electric Zamboni

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Standing in front of a new electric Zamboni, New York Power Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel (at podium) is joined by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster (left) and New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto at an announcement on Jan. 26, 2011, of the completion of a comprehensive energy efficiency project at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.

In addition to the  Zamboni, the nearly $1.4 million initiative will save energy, provide significant financial savings for taxpayers, and help protect the environment.

Flurrious! 2011

Flurrious! 2011

Enjoy some winter fun today (Jan. 16) at Delaware Park for the 1st annual Flurrious! winter event. Here is a link to the schedule:

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And for more images go to:

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Following Injury, Retired Athlete is Reclaiming an Active Lifestyle

Following Injury, Retired Athlete is Reclaiming an Active Lifestyle

When former Slippery Rock University wrestler and West Seneca West Middle School teacher and coach Marty Rudich was told by the medical profession to cut back on his activities and increase his medications, he wisely chose to explore another alternative.

Marty contacted Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, and is now working with Helmicki and Primordial to regain his strength and return to a more active and athletic lifestyle.  

Local Exercise Training Program Incorporates Systema Methods

Local Exercise Training Program Incorporates Systema Methods

Primordial Strength Inc., an exercise training company based in East Aurora, integrates Systema breathing methodologies into its programs to enhance the health and well being of all its clients. The practice involves breath patterns that control heart rate, respiration and inhibition of the release of stress chemicals. 

A Russian martial art, Systema aids in performance, stress reduction, restoration and awareness. Proper integration also allows further advancement of Explosive Power Endurance throughout Coach Steven Helmicki’s training system. Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength, is fortunate to have train with acclaimed Russian martial arts instructor Vladimir Vasiliev in the practice of Systema.<

Lockport YMCA to Host Annual SUNY Coaching Certification

Lockport YMCA to Host Annual SUNY Coaching Certification

Lockport, N.Y. – The Lockport YMCA is hosting a SUNY Youth Sports Institute Coaching Certification Course on Wednesday, January 19th.  The upcoming course will be the second SUNY Coaching Certification held with the Lockport YMCA since January 2010.   

The class is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm at the Lockport YMCA on East Avenue, and will last approximately 3 hours.  The course is open to all who are interested within the Lockport community.  John Strong will be the SUNY Youth Sports Institute Instructor teaching the Wednesday evening course. 

Local Basketball Player Goes From Redshirt to Major Contributor at Michigan

Local Basketball Player Goes From Redshirt to Major Contributor at Michigan

Hamburg resident Blake McLimans was redshirted at Michigan last season so he could learn more about what it takes to succeed at the Division I level. This year, it’s a different story.

McLimans, a 6-foot 10-inch, 240-pound forward who wears number 22 for the Michigan Wolverines, spent his off-season training at Primordial Strength Inc. in East Aurora with Steven Helmicki, president of the local fitness training company. Today, McLimans is a big contributor to his 10-2 team, averaging 7.7 minutes, 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.