It’s a women-only speedskating camp and Olympic medalist, world champion and world record holder Brittany Bowe will be part of this inaugural event.
The USS Women of Speed summer camp will be held at the John Rose Oval (2661 Civic Center Dr.) in Roseville, Minn., from July 19-21. It will feature short track and inline skating technique, an intro to weight training, and feedback from some of the best USS female coaches including Marion Wohlrab, Sara Bowles, Sarah Krueger, Betsy Richards and Susan Sandvig-Shobe.
“I’m really excited to be a part of this camp that’s geared toward girls in our sport,” Bowe said. “There’s such a rich history of females excelling in our sport and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds. My hope is that I can help teach and inspire a generation of girls to come.”
Camp participants must be female skaters, Junior C or older, who already have fundamental skating skills (including crossovers). Along with skating, the camp will address nutrition, mental training and team building.
“It’s an incredible opportunity to host a camp like this here in Roseville,” said Nick Pearson, Midway Speedskating Club, Program Director. “To have one of the sport's great athletes, Brittany Bowe, take time from her training to come to Roseville to not only coach but inspire future Olympic hopefuls is really great. There is a rich history of speed skating success out of the Twin Cities area, and having camps and opportunities like this in our own backyard will really help us build the sport locally, and help get us back to producing more elite and Olympic level athletes.”
The camp fee is $225 and interested athletes can register here. Spots are limited so register today to ensure a place with the team. For more information, contact Matt Kooreman, USS Long Track Program Director.
“We are extremely excited to be kicking off our first ever, Women of Speed, skating camp,” Kooreman said. “It should be a great opportunity for ladies of all ages to learn and share a unique experience in the sport of speed skating.”