Interested in trying the sport and want to find a club in your area? Click HERE for our club directory! 

Have you fallen in love with the sport of speedskating but don’t have a club in your area? You can start your own club! See the links below for advice.



Club Organization Checklist

How to Set up a Short Track

Rink Manager's Guide to having a Speedskating Club

Sample Waiver

Sample Club Bylaws


Club Registration:

If you are a new direct club in development, and would like to apply to become an officially sanctioned club by USS for the upcoming skating season, application materials listed below will be due by July 1st each year.  Once received, your application will be submitted for further review to the USS Membership & Development Task Force. Please note US Speedskating (USS) is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by the membership of USS, this board has adopted this model as the acceptable form of governance for its sanctioned clubs. Clubs wishing to become sanctioned by USS must have by-laws that establish the rules for the election of officers and/or board members by the Club's membership and that explicitly state the qualifications and terms of the elected officials.

To complete your application by July 1st, please submit the following to the USS National Office either by post or email to

1. Application, Coaching Roster and Officials Roster (all can be downloaded here: Registration and Renewal >>) 

2. $100 Direct Club Fee 
3. Copy of bylaws 
4. Most recent meeting minutes of Club Board


Please note that all officers of the club (in the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) are required to be members of USS within 30 days of club renewal/approval.

Should you have any questions, please email