SPEEDSKATING

ALUMNI JOURNAL

 

 

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: PAT MOORE
 

During Pat Moore’s career, he represented the U.S. in the 1980 Junior World Championships, the 1981 Sprint and All-Around World Championships, and the World Short Track Championships in 1983 & 1984. One of highlights of Pat’s career was earning a position on the first U.S. Short Track Olympic Team in 1988, when short track was introduced as an exhibition sport into the Olympic program in Calgary, Canada. 
 
The Alumni Commission caught up with Pat recently for a few laps. Click here to read.
 
ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
 

June 20, 2017: USS Member DiNicola Still Competing After 40 Years On Speed Skates

June 13, 2017: Chad Hedrick Nominated For 2018 Texas Sports Hall Of Fame

June 9, 2017: Colorado Springs the perfect backdrop for Olympic Museum

June 7, 2017: Apolo Ohno talks Spartan Challenge, 2018 Olympics in Q & A

June 1, 2017: 10 Impressive Team USA Athletes Who Successfully Transferred Their Talent From One Sport To Another

May 24, 2017: 75-Year-Old New York Native Becomes Canadian Speed Skating Champ

May 18, 2017: Evanston resident to open CrossFit gym

May 11, 2017: 1980 Olympic arena marks construction anniversary

May 3, 2017: Speedskater making a comeback for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

May 2, 2017: Eric Heiden Brings Performance Camps And Executive Retreats To Park City

April 24, 2017: Speed Skating Propelled Jeff Bradley To One-Of-A-Kind Cycling Career

April 10, 2017: Skates Took Fredricks To Top Of The World

April 4, 2017: Five-Time Olympic Medalist Chad Hedrick To Be Inducted Into National Speed Skating Hall of Fame

March 23, 2017: Apolo Ohno Learning From Special Olympics Athletes

 

 

SAVE THE DATES: OLYMPIC TRIALS ALUMNI REUNIONS
 

With the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games right around the corner, we are excited to be hosting the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in two separate states and venues. Because of these two great events, what better way to encourage alumni and former skaters to come support the new wave of athletes as they compete for a spot on the Olympic team? 

 

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials Short Track will be held on Dec. 15-17, 2017 at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. We have designated Saturday, Dec. 16 as a day to hold an alumni reunion. The Long Track Trials will take place from Jan. 2-7, 2018 at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wisc. The day to mark down for the alumni reunion in Milwaukee is Friday, Jan. 5

 

More details will be posted, released and blasted out as we formally organize the festivities. We currently have plans to offer some special packages for Alum seeking bundled accommodation, tickets and special events/perks in a one stop shop. For the Alumni Reunion/s, our plans are to get everyone to attend the day's races and immediately following have a specially designated area for USS Alumni Members - food and beverages included. More info on what these special events will entail to follow. We are looking forward to welcoming back so many of our speed skating Alumni at these events. You can help our athlete’s and the sport toward our goals in PyeongChang by signing up for your Alumni membership today!

 

 
TIME TO RENEW/SIGN UP FOR YOUR ANNUAL
USS ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP!
 

Ever considered giving back to a sport that gave so many of us a lifetime of amazing experiences and fun?! Whether you ever laced up a pair of the long blades or supported in some way someone who did, this membership is for you! This is the time of year our USS Alumni Commission begins our annual drive to search out and get our many Alumni aligned in support of our sport. This is a membership meant for anyone that has given speed skating a try, is part of our speed skating community...and remains a fan of the sport. Benefits include:

  • Special Commemorative Alumni Membership Pin
  • Complimentary invitations to annual USS Alumni Reunions and Social Events
  • Announcements and invites to speedskating competitions and team selections
  • Listing in the 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 2017-18 SEASON

 

We would like to call to your attention the upcoming events this season that will be taking place in the U.S. and around the world:

 

Aug. 19-20, 2017 - Salt Lake City, Utah - Short Track Fall World Cup Qualifier

Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2017 - Budapest, Hungary - Short Track World Cup #1

Oct. 5-8, 2017 - Dordrecht, Netherlands - Short Track World Cup #2

Oct. 11-15, 2017 - Salt Lake City, Utah - Long Track Fall World Cup Qualifier

Nov. 9-12, 2017 - Shanghai, China - Short Track World Cup #3

Nov. 10-12, 2017 - Heerenveen, Netherlands - Long Track World Cup #1

Nov. 16-19, 2017 - Seoul, Republic of Korea - Shor Track World Cup #4

Nov. 17-19, 2017 - Stavanger, Norway - Long Track World Cup #2

Dec. 1-3, 2017 - Calgary, Canada - Long Track World cup #3

Dec. 8-10, 2017 - Salt Lake City, Utah - Long Track World Cup #4

Dec. 15-17, 2017 - Salt Lake City, Utah - U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Short Track

Jan. 2-7, 2018 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Long Track

Feb. 9-25, 2018 - PyeongChang, Korea - Olympic Games

 
For a full list of domestic and international events and camps, visit the US Speedskating Events Page.
 

SILVER FOR THE PNIC, GOLD FOR OUR ATHLETE'S

& LEGACY OPPORTUNITY FOR SPEED SKATING ALUM!

 

The Pettit Center is thrilled and honored to host the 2018 U.S. Olympic Speedskating Trials - Long Track on January 2-7, 2018. It coincides with 25th Anniversary of the opening of the Pettit Center, December 31, 1992.

 

Many improvements are being made to the center as we prepare for the team trials including new flooring around the inside of the Oval, new lighting, new timing system, and new, bigger pads around the Oval are some of the improvements for the Trials. The familiar red pads will be gone, replaced by the new blue ones.

 

We would be grateful for your contribution to help underwrite the new blue pads and support a safer, more attractive venue for those skating the Trials and in the years to come. US Speedskating alumni will be given special recognition on a donor board in the Pettit for “buying a pad.” Please contact rdean@thepettit.com or call 414-935-4775 for more information about donating and benefits.

 

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.

 

 

CORPORATE MATCHING

 

USS thrives on the generosity of our donors. Does your company have a matching volunteer policy? If so, take the opportunity to submit a request for a USS match and double down on the valuable contribution you're making to our sport.

 

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