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US SPEEDSKATING'S ANNUAL CONGRESS HELD IN PARK CITY
 
US Speedskating held its annual Congress in conjunction with the National Speed Skating Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at The Lodges at Deer Valley in Park City, Utah on May 12-14. The USS headquarter staff was joined by the USS Board of Directors, officials, coaches, volunteers along with other USS Members.
 
The annual meeting is held simultaneously with the National Speedskating Hall of Fame Induction, which saw eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Anton Ohno get inducted into the ring of honor.
 
“It’s an honor to be inducted into the US Speedskating Hall of Fame,” stated Ohno. “This incredible sport has taught me so much, and to be associated with a special group of legends like this is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I feel proud, blessed and humbled.”
 
As well as the Hall of Fame Induction, the following awards were presented:
 
AAC Dedication to Sport Award – Nathan Miller
George Howie Memorial Award – Hence Bollinger
Presidents Award – Robert Wyss & Steven Fisher
Coaches of the Year Awards – Matt Kooreman, Carl Cepuran, Chang Lee
Doc Councilman Sport Science Award – Jessica LaRoche
 
Thank you to all of the attendees, award-winners and supporters who were able to contribute in person or from afar. We are working on next year's Congress with details being posted in USSpeedskating.org.
 

 

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: TRACY NORTHUP
 
Dr. Tracy Northup competed primarily in short track speedskating through the 2001 skating season. Tracy was a resident at the renown Northern Michigan University/U.S. Olympic Education Center program in the mid-90’s and competed in the World University Games in 1999 & 2001 earning seventh place finishes in both the 500m & 1000m, respectively. Tracy also won the 2001 North American Championships for the Senior class in 2001. Hailing from the Boston area, she earned her bachelor's degree from Harvard in 1999 and PhD from CalTech in 2008.
 
We caught up with Tracy recently for a few laps. Click here to read.
 
 
 
ALUMNI IN THE NEWS

 

SAVE THE DATES: 2016-17 ALUMNI SOCIALS
 
USS Alumni Socials are an opportunity for speedskating friends to get together around a USS event in their region. A more casual occasion than our periodic Alumni Reunions, USS Alumni Members (complimentary attendance/invite with membership) and Speedskating Alumni can get together and catch up over a drink and light hors d'oeuvres and enjoy some excellent speed skating action.
 
With more details to follow in the coming months, we hope to have you join us for at one of the following events below:
  • Nov. 11-13: ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Dec. 3-4: Long Track AmCup 1 in Roseville, Minnesota
 
 
SIGN UP FOR THE USS ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP!
 
If you’ve every laced up a pair of long blades or supported someone who did, this new USS membership is for you. You don't need to be a former National Team athlete to join, this membership is meant for anyone that has given speed skating a try...and is a fan of the sport. Benefits include:
  • Special Commemorative Alumni Membership Pin
  • Complimentary invitations to USS Alumni Reunions and Social Events
  • USS Alumni Business Directory (in progress)
  • Subscription to Speedskating Alumni Journal
  • USS Membership # & Membership Card
  • And more!

​Don't forget to spread the word and tell your fellow alums about this membership opportunity. Click here to join today!

 

USS EVENTS CALENDAR FOR THE 2016-17 SEASON

 

Below is a list of US Speedskating-sanctioned events for the upcoming season. If you're in the area around one of these events, we hope to see you at the rink!

 

Long Track
Oct. 14-16, 2016, Milwaukee, WI - US LT Fall World Cup Qualifier
Dec. 2-4, 2016, Roseville, MN - LT AmCup 1
Jan. 6-8, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT - US LT Championships Seniors & Juniors
Jan. 20-22, 2017, Milwaukee, WI - LT AmCup 2
Feb. 11-12, 2017, Lake Placid, NY - LT Age Group Nationals
March 10-12, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT - LT AmCup Final
 
Short Track
Oct. 1-2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT - US ST Fall World Cup Qualifier
Nov. 18, 2016, TBA - Apolo Ohno Invitational
Dec. 17-18, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT - US ST Junior Championships
Jan. 6-8, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT - US ST Championships / AmCup 2
March 17-19, 2017, Midland, MI - ST Age Group Nationals / AmCup 3
*dates are subject to change
 
For a full list of domestic and international events and camps, visit the US Speedskating Events Page.
 

WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE OUR ALUMNI!


We want to be able to recognize alumni for their various accomplishments and life events. Should you know someone who would like to share a marriage, a new arrival/birth, a promotion or other honor, please consider sharing it within our Alumni Journal. In addition, we are always looking to feature Alumni in the our Spotlight Series so let us know who you'd like to read about. Contact Matt Whewell, mwhewell@usspeedskating.org, with your tips.

 

 

 

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