Upcoming Events & News

Posted: 3/9/16

Pettit National Ice Center Meltdown – March 26th!
Long Track Finale – Time Trials – 800m Pack Race – 100m Costume Dash and Mascots Race

Whether you are a veteran World Team member or just want to try a little long track racing, this event is for you! Have a little fun and take one last spin on the big oval before the ice is gone this season!

Join us for this fun skating celebration!

Race 2 time trial distances (pick from a 300, 500, 1000, 1500, 3000, 5000, or 10,000) – warm up 7:30am, racing at 8:30am

Race the 2 Lap (800 meter) pack race/1 minute challenge – approximately 10:30am to 11:00am

Race the 100 meter fun race costume & mascot dash

Relax with your fellow skaters, in the Hall of Fame Room,eat pizza from Cranky Al’s (6901 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI) get your prizes and awards from Olympic medalist Casey Fitz

There will be door prizes including free entry to races next year, and awards for fastest 100m dash, best costume, and beating the pig and snow leopard mascots.

All the above is included in your $30 entry fee ($10 food only)

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100 meter dash only special:
$10 includes your 100m race entry + awards + post party and food

Race the Pig and Snow Leopard mascots! Win prizes!

Costumes optional but encouraged! Prizes for best costume!

All new speedskaters welcome!

Special divisions for rookies and alumni! Hockey & figure skates ok for the 100m dash!

100 meter dash starts at 11am!

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Post race party with food & awards – 12noon to 1pm

Special guest speaker and awards presented by
2002 Long Track 500m Olympic Gold Medalist Casey FitzRandolph

Sign up online by 9pm, Wednesday, March 23rd

Questions? – Contact Carl Cepuran at 630-640-4485 or cepuran@aol.com

 

Posted: 11/19/15 A MEMO FROM BILL STONE: To all Skaters,

For the last few years, we have been running a raffle to supplement the club dues and help assure we have money to pay for our ice time. Last year we raised a nice sum of money which allowed us to hold our club dues for this season the same. We MUST raise a nice sum again to assure we will have the funds to make it to the end of the season and not have to ask each member for an additional payment. We need EVERYONE’s help to make this happen. In a few weeks I will be giving each member, or family, ten raffles to sell. Please speak to people you do business with or relatives, and ask them to help us. The raffle fees are tax deductible, as we have a 501-C3 status with the IRS under the umbrella of the Middle Atlantic Skating Assoctiation (MASA). ***Only club members that buy and or sell 10 or more raffles will be eligible for prize money. Bill  

Posted: 10/13/15

Skaters to the line… Ready? Go skate in the NorthEast Short Track Racing Series!
 
Bay State Speedskating, in partnership with Connecticut Speedskating and Saratoga Winter Club, are thrilled to announce the formation of a new racing series. The NorthEast Short Track Racing Series is a division within sanctioned regional meets throughout the Northeast.
 
This division is for skaters age 12 years or older as of 7/1/15 that can meet the qualifying time. It targets skaters looking for a competitive experience, and aims to promote a strong pipeline of future National, World, and Olympic competitors for US Speedskating. The 1000m qualifying time for males is 1:48.00 and 1:58.00 for females. The time must have been achieved in a sanctioned competition between 7/1/14 and a meet’s registration deadline. Competitors must be registered members of US Speedskating, Speed Skating Canada or another ISU member country.
 
Currently, the meets participating in the series for the 2015-16 season are:
The Saratoga Cup Ability Meet ST, NEST #1 (Nov 7, 2015)
Bay State Championships, NEST #2 (Nov 21, 2015)
2016 January Thaw, NEST #3 (Jan 9, 2016)
2016 Middle Atlantic ST Championships, NEST #4 (Mar 5, 2016)
 
Awards will be presented to the top 3 Male & Female finishers for the series, based on the accumulated points total from their best 3 races. All participants that have skated in at least one of the races will be listed and ranked in the final standings. For more information, please visit <https://www.facebook.com/NorthEastShortTrack> or contact the series coordinator, Todd Zaorski <todd.zaorski@gmail.com>

  Posted: 10/6/15 Skaters,

There are a couple of awesome, long-standing meets with lots of tradition behind them, and, the future promise of fun and excitement ahead, coming up very soon!
Saturday, October 17, 2015 – The 98th Annual Chicago Silver Skates and Heartland Racing Event #1, at Center Ice of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL (Hosted by the Glen Ellyn Speed Skating Club – meet directors Janet Naess and Brian Molenda)
Sunday, October 18, 2015 – The 45th Annual Great Lakes Short Track and Heartland Racing Event #2, at Pettit National Ice Center, Milwaukee, WI (Hosted by the Wisconsin Speed Skating Club (successor to the merger of the West Allis and Badger Clubs) – meet director Mauri Miller)
These are two stand-alone meets – you can enter one, or the other, or both of them (there is a discount on Great Lakes registration if you race both!) and receive full points and awards for each!
Both meets are held on 100×200 foot international, Olympic-sized ice sheets and both meets are fully sanctioned by USS and their associations.
Both meets are open to ALL SKATERS of ALL AGES and ABILITY/EXPERIENCE levels. Skaters are grouped by ability classes and will skate a heat and a final in each distance among skaters of similar speed, experience, age and size – so you will have competitive races and be able to get good racing experience to make your meet exciting, fun, and educational. Repeat – skaters of ALL AGES and ALL ABILITY levels can enter either meet!
For the faster skaters that qualify – both meets are also part of the Heartland Racing Series, now in its third year. This is an advanced division for skaters who are 12 years of age or older as of 7/1/15 and can meet the qualifying time and are looking for a top level competitive and developmental experience. For males the qualifying time is 1:48.0 in the 1000m and for females it is 1:58.0. The must have been skated anytime in a sanctioned competition since 7/1/14 up until the registration deadline. In it’s third year, the HRS features a series of six meets where skaters are able to skate in 1, 2, 3, or all 6 meets and earn points towards overall series awards by counting up to their 3 best performances in the series. There are also unique and fun events with prizes at each meet – these first two feature pizzas to each skater who sets a personal best time in the designated distance. More information about the HRS can be found on its Facebook page here – www.facebook.com/Heartlandracing
We hope you will join us for one or both of the days of racing! For skaters coming from farther away or wanting more racing, the two days of racing is ideal. For skaters who can only make one day of racing, or prefer one day of racing, you have the flexibility to choose which day is right for you.
You can register online at the following links, or, download forms to print and mail in if you prefer. You can also see how many people have signed up and who else you will be competing with. Make sure to sign up early as there is a cap of 100 on the entries.
If you have any questions regarding either meet, use the contact info on the forms to get in touch, or, please feel free to contact me, Carl Cepuran, Head Coach Glen Ellyn Speed Skating and Heartland Series Coordinator, at cepuran@aol.com or via mbl phone at 630-640-4485.
Link to registration for the 98th Annual Chicago Silver Skates and Heartland Racing Event #1 –
Link to registration for the 45th Annual Great Lakes Short Track and Heartland Racing Event #2 –
We also welcome all parents of skaters, skaters who are unable to compete, and alumni and friends of the sport to come out and watch or even volunteer to help with one of the many jobs it takes to put on a great meet! No experience needed – we’ll show you the ropes! Contact the meet directors to volunteer or to find out more – Silver Skates: Janet Naess at janet.naess@hotmail.com, Brian Molenda at brian.molenda@yahoo.com; or, for Great Lakes: Mauri Miller at maumill40@yahoo.com
Sincerely,
Carl Cepuran