USS ANNOUNCES FALL WORLD CUP ROSTERS
US Speedskating announced its Short Track and Long Track Fall World Cup Rosters this October. USS named 12 Short Track skaters and 16 Long Track skaters to the rosters for the Fall ISU World Cup events.
Three-time Olympian J.R. Celski led the men in the Short Track Qualifiers that were held at the Utah Olympic Oval from Oct. 1-2. Celski had a perfect weekend of racing, winning all four race events and all 15 heats he raced in.
For the ladies side, Kimi Goetz, finished the weekend as the woman's AmCup 1 leading point-getter and will be joined by Olympians Jessica Kooreman and Katherine Reutter, who is coming out of a four-year retirement.
To see the full Short Track Fall World Cup Roster, click here.
On the long track side, two-time Olympian Heather Bergsma had the top time in four of the five women's events at the Long Track Qualifiers at the Pettit National Ice Center from Oct. 14-16. Other notable skaters making the roster are two-time Olympic champion Shani Davis and four-time Olympian KC Boutiette.
To see the full Long Track Fall World Cup Roster, click here.
Alumni Spotlight: Marin Austin
Marin Austin has made her presence in skating and in life known, traversing the continental United States from east to west, coast to coast. Along the way, Marin found the sport of speedskating while growing up in the Midwest and started out with the Northbrook Speedskating Club.
She spent her pinnacle years competing in short track through 2005-2006 skating season, earning her a spot with the US Short Track National Team. She has trained and competed at some of North America’s premier venues including, the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, USOEC formerly in Marquette, MI, the Olympic Oval in Lake Placid, NY, the Olympic Oval in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and lived and trained at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
We caught up with Marin recently for a few laps. Click here to read.
ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
- Sept. 12, 2016: Derek Parra Comes Full Circle at Utah Olympic Oval
- Sept. 9, 2016: Former speed skater leading Pac-12 Digital
- Aug. 26, 2016: Eric Heiden is one of the most memorable interviews for veteran reporter Jeff Platsky
- Aug. 15, 2016: Eddy Alvarez is making a push towards the MLB
- Aug. 14, 2016: The New York Post named Bonnie Blair one of the top 10 U.S. Olympians
- Aug. 8, 2016: Women speed skaters have had an inspiring impact on the history of women in the Olympics
- Aug. 4, 2016: Olympic Speed Skater and Professor Leaves Legacy at BYU
- July 28, 2016: US Speedskating has left its mark on the Olympics over the last 100 years
- July 28, 2016: Eddy Alvarez sits down for Part 2 of an interview with the Birmingham Barons
- July 26, 2016: Dan Jansen talked with USA Golf before they headed to the Rio Games
- July 17, 2016: Eddy Alvarez continues to shine on the diamond
- July 7, 2016: Eddy Alvarez sits down for Part 1 of an interview with the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A affiliate for the Chicago White Sox
- June 22, 2016: Apollo Anton Ohno was an Executive Producer on a new Lifetime documentary series Gold Medal Familes
- June 7, 2016: Olympians Bonnie Blair and Dan Jansen talk at University of Arkansas
- May 30, 2016: Olympic Museum Speed Skating Exhibit Opens
- May 16, 2016: Casey FitzRandolph Discusses New Book "No Stone Unturned"
- May 5, 2016: Big Buddah Hangs with Derek Parra's Gold Medal
- May 3, 2016: Olympic medalist Allison Baver returns to Utah, promoting healthy lifestyle
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.
Details on Alumni Socials will be posted at our USS Alumni Facebook page. Check often, post about your fellow alum, and we hope you'll be able join us for at one of the following events below:
- Nov. 12: ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating in Salt Lake City, Utah
- 4-5:30pm: ‘Bout Time“ Pub & Grub Sports Bar located at 3778 Center View Way, West Jordan, Utah 84084 (Jordan Landing location)
- The location is only minutes from the Oval and it will be a fun time as we get ready to cheer our athletes on in the main events!
- In addition, an Alumni table will be staged during World Cup Sessions at the Oval
- 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!
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
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
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, email@example.com, with your tips.
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