The 2019 John Rose Open

Roseville, Minnesota

Dec. 06 - 08, 2019

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

Pack Racing:
Pack racing for all age divisions - Tiny Tots through Masters. Awards for overall winner in age division and male/female.

Metric Racing:

For those who may not have qualified for the Am Cup, the John Rose event includes 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 2018 or 2019.

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

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 JRO 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 or


Courtyard Minneapolis St. Paul/Roseville

2905 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Rates: $114 per night

Rooms are being held from Wednesday, December 4 through Monday Dec 9.  Rates will be held until November 20 (we are working on an extension) and after that date rooms will be offered at the best available rate. 

Book your group rate for US Speedskating


Thursday, Dec. 5: 

  • Practice Ice 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm ($12 at the door)

Friday, Dec. 6: 

  • Practice Ice 9:30 am - 10:30 pm ($12 at the door)
  • Team Leader/Coaches Meeting/Draw at noon in the Fireside Room
  • Warm up begins at 2:00 pm. Racing until 9:00 pm (Am Cup and JRO Metric Only - 500m & 3K)
Saturday, Dec. 7: 
  • Warm up begins at 8:30 am for JRO Pack, racing concludes around 11:30 am
  • Warm up begins at 11:20 am for Am Cup/JRO Metric, racing concludes around 3:00 pm (1500m & mass start)

Sunday, Dec. 8: 

  • Warm up begins at 8:30 am for Am Cup/JRO Metric, racing concludes around 11:30 am (1000m & team pursuit)
  • Warm up begins at 11:20 for JRO Pack, racing concludes around 2:00 pm with Awards Ceremony to follow