ATHLETE ADVISORY COUNCIL

 
About the AAC
 
The Athletes' Advisory Council (AAC) is a body within US Speedskating dedicated to representing and furthering the interests of the athletes. It facilitates communication between the athletes and the organization, ensures there is athlete representation at every level, and works closely with the Board of Directors as well as the USOPC AAC.  You can contact a member of the AAC if you have a question, issue or concern related to athlete needs.

 

Current USS Athlete Advisory Council:

Carlijn Schoutens (Chair, Long Track Athlete) - carlijn.schoutens@gmail.com

Kristen Santos (Short Track Athlete) - kristenrose1102@aol.com

Thomas Hong (Short Track Athlete) - thomashong0702@gmail.com

Ian Quinn (Long Track Athlete) - quinn.ian.daniel@gmail.com

Brittany Bowe (Long Track Athlete) - brittanybowe@gmail.com

Brian Hansen (Long Track Athlete) - bhansen14@gmail.com


The athletes on US Speedskating's Board of Directors are Carlijn Schoutens and Ryan Bedford. 
The athlete representatives on the USOPC AAC are Brian Hansen and Kristen Santos (alternate).
 
 
Who to Contact
 
High Performance/Regulations/Team Selection: 

Athlete Benefits: 

Member Benefits/Issues/General Inquiries: 

Athlete Development 

Complaints

Suggestions/Feedback: 

All Other Questions

 
Documents
 
USS Bylaws - Information on the structure and functioning of the AAC can be found in article 9
USS Workgroups - Athlete representatives on each committee and workgroup can be found here

 

Other resources for speed skating athletes
 

USOPC Athletes' Advisory Council

USADA

WADA

Ted Stevens Act

U.S. Center for SafeSport