2018 John Rose Open

Roseville, Minnesota

Dec. 07 - 09, 2018

Preliminary Schedule


To follow all races, The Greater Minnesota Skating Association will live stream AmCup 2 and the John Rose Open  at skatetheoval.com.


The Greater Minnesota Speedskating Association presents:


The 2018 JOHN ROSE OPEN - This competition runs in conjunction with AmCup 2

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7-9, 2018

The Guidant John Rose Oval, 2661 Civic Center Dr, Roseville, MN 55113


We have an exciting weekend of racing! The John Rose Open AND the USS LT AmCup 2. 


For those who may not have qualified for the Am Cup, the John Rose event is including a metric skating opportunity for skaters Junior C skaters and up (JRO Metric). Races will run alongside the Am Cup, but are not part of the Am Cup competition. 


Qualifying times for the JRO Metric: 500m --- Women :54 and Men :50. 

Time should have been achieved in 2017 or 2018.


NOTE: if you have the Am Cup qualifying time, you should register for the USS Am Cup 1. Skater entries for the John Rose Metric will be reviewed closely and depending on your time, you may be asked to register for the Am Cup instead. For more info on the Am Cup, visit here.


Space is limited for the JRO Metric field, so register early. If registration for JRO Metric is full, you will be notified and you will still have the option to race pack style.


Am Cup and JRO Metric skaters are racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All John Rose Open pack style divisions will race on Saturday and Sunday (except Tiny Tots – they race Saturday only). 


For more info, the schedule of events and host hotels, visit mnspeedskating.com



SIGN UP for the John Rose Open.




Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Roseville, MN

2740 Snelling Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

Phone: (651) 628-3500




Thursday, Dec. 6 - Practice Ice 7:15-8:30 (no charge)

Friday, Dec. 7 - Team Leader/Coaches Meeting/Draw at 2:00 pm in Fireside Room

Friday, Dec. 7 - Early Warm-up 2:00-3:30 pm, $10 drop in

Friday, Dec. 7 - 4:00-9:00 pm (Am Cup and John Rose Open Metric Only)

Saturday, Dec. 8 - 7:30-5:00 pm (John Rose Open Pack 7:00am to noon, Am Cup I/John Rose Open Metric noon to 5:00pm)

Sunday, Dec. 9 - 8:00-2:00 pm  (Am Cup I/John Rose Open Metric 8:00-11:00am, John Rose Open Pack 11:00am to 2:00pm)