US Speedskating Talent Combine Powered by Under Armour

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US Speedskating is looking for Olympians. US Speedskating is looking for you! Think you have what it takes? We want to hear from you. We are looking for new people to come into speed skating. Come to one of our tryouts near Milwaukee or Minneapolis, and you could have a chance to win a scholarship to one of our development programs. 

REGISTER for our combines in Wisconsin on April 8 or Minnesota on April 22!

US SPEEDSKATING TALENT COMBINE

The US Speedskating Talent Combines are open to athletes that possess a strong skating background between 12-24 years of age and who are are not members of US Speedskating. First-year USS members may also be eligible to participant if they have transitioned from another ice skating sport.

The combine will be a fun, exciting event that has been designed to bring out your talents and potential. You will be outfitted in Under Armour clothing prior to being assigned into various groups. When off the ice, you will be evaluated in a number of measurable power tests. On the ice, your speed and stamina will be tested, as will your skating ability.

The goal of these events is to raise awareness for speed skating across the country among other ice and roller sports. Working to increase our membership and identify talent, are two ways we can help insure success for many Olympiads to come.

Talent Combine Locations:

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - April 8 - Register Here
Blaine, Minnesota - April 22 - Register Here

For more information, please email Chris Needham

TALENT COMBINE OPENS THE DOOR TO PROSPECTIVE SPEEDSKATERS

KEARNS, Utah – Hitting the road for spring break didn’t involve a beach resort for Kayla Trujillo. She invested many hours in traveling with a much different destination in mind.

On Saturday afternoon, the 19-year-old Trujillo was one of more than 27 people to take part in US Speedskating’s first talent combine, which was held at the Utah Olympic Oval.

For Trujillo, a freshman on the hockey team at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, that meant hopping on a plane to Denver and making the eight-hour drive to Kearns.

“I used to do in-line speedskating when I was little and I really liked it,” said Trujillo, a native of Pueblo, Colorado. “But I liked hockey more, so I just went into hockey. Lately, I wondered if I had stuck with it, what would have happened.”

Drawing athletes like Trujillo is a primary reason why US Speedskating elected to stage this combine, as well as two upcoming events: April 8 in Milwaukee and April 22 in Blaine, Minnesota.

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