Speed and precision is the name of the game in the NHL. This also holds true for the Dallas Stars Ice Girls.
“We scoop up the ice that the zamboni can’t go out and get,” said Dallas Stars Ice Girl Katherine Voelker.
This responsibility sounds much easier than it actually is.
“As ice girls we have to get out on the ice during team timeouts, get all the excess snow off as fast as we can and we only have two minutes,” said Dallas Stars Ice Girl Grace Sells.
Just like rookie ice girl Kaime OTeter once thought most fans don’t realize how challenging it is to be an ice girl.
“I knew that the girls had skating responsibilities but I had no idea that we got fined if we didn’t get it in time,” said Dallas Stars Ice Girl Kaime OTeter. “It’s intense.”
The Dallas Stars are one of only a few teams in the NHL that have ice girls.
“A lot of the other teams in the NHL actually have grown men that do it,” said Dallas Stars Ice Girl Kristen Sheeley. “We have lots of pretty girls.”
The Dallas Stars Ice Girls have other responsibilities as well. Pregame responsibilities include meet and greet with the fans, in game ice promotions and dance routines.
“On average we have about twenty five different dances all completely different,” said OTeter.
The Dallas Stars Ice Girls game duties are split into two groups: dancers and skaters.
“Once it’s game time the dancers get ready and go up stairs to prep for dance and skaters are going to go down the tunnel to get ready,” said Sheeley.
Once the puck drops and the game begins it’s showtime for the Dallas Stars Ice Girls.
“It’s just two and a half hours after that of just skating and dancing really hard,” said Sheeley. “Ice girls as a whole are becoming very, very popular.”
Fans can catch up with all the ice girls every season at all of the Dallas Stars home games.
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