US Speedskating




To foster lifelong connections that strengthen the relationship that participants, families, officials and other members of the speed skating community, past and present, have with the sport of speed skating in the United States.



 25 Laps with Chika Tagawa

 Chika Griwsold first took to the ice on figure skates when she was three, following in the footsteps of her older sister who was a competitive figure skater. Skating seemed to come naturally to her, so it was no surprise that she had the ability to skate fast right away her first time on speedskates at the age of 7. Though she hasn't been an active participant in the sport for  many years, her love of speedskating has remained. Hence her speedskating motto, "Once a speedskater, always a speedskater." Read more about Chika here.

If you know of an Alumni that you think should be featured in our spotlight section, please reach out to a member of the Alumni Commission.


25 Laps with Father Rick Swanson

25 Laps With Lucas Mills

25 Laps With Casey FitzRandolph

25 Laps With Pat Moore




Bill Houghton (2019)

Karen Olson (2019)

Nancy Passarella (2019)

Judy Marks (2019)

Cathy Steele (2019)

Brian Bueche (2019)

Laurie Kretschmann (2020)

Peter Schotting (2020)

Gail Brophy (2020)

Peter Cefalu (2020)

James Marquard (2020)

Don Pavlacic (2020)




December 2019

Dec. 2, 2019: Watch Cheesehead hats get made in quirky factory tour in Milwaukee

Nov. 8, 2019: World Class Speed Skater Crosses Over to Digital Pathways

Aug. 8, 2019: Alvarez trades blades of glory for baseball dreams

July 23, 2019: Katherine Reutter-Adamek is part of the "Barbie Be Anything Tour"

June 8, 2019: Rodriguez and Marchese inducted into the National Speed Skating Hall of Fame

June 5, 2019: USS Long track head coach, Tom Cushman retires

June 3, 2019: Olympian J.R. Celski marries short track coach Andrea Do-Duc

Jan. 18, 2019: When speedskating was supreme on metro lakes

Mar. 22, 2019: Pat Moore opens Bar Centro in Milwaukee

Jan 1, 2019: Fifty years of speedskating: Park Ridge Club members embrace memories

Dec. 21, 2018: Aly Dudek travels the world as a bicycle tour guide

Dec. 18, 2018: Catching up with speedskating gold medalist Bonnie Blair

Dec. 4, 2018: Olympian Cathy Turner recalls moment with President George H.W. Bush

Nov. 7, 2018: Olympic speedskater J.R. Celski announces his retirement

Oct. 18, 2018: Speedskating Champs welcome baby boy

Sept. 26, 2018: Kirstin Holum, 1998 Olympian, Dedicates her Life to God

Mar. 28, 2018: Amy Peterson Peck's Sons Following In Her Skates

Mar. 13, 2018: Janesville Native Fredricks Kept Tabs On Olympics While Manning Post In Salt Lake

Feb. 28, 2018: Two Passions, One Dream: Eddy Alvarez Focusing On Majors After Olympic Career

Feb. 27, 2018: Eric Heiden Returns To Lake Placid For First Time Since 1980

Feb. 5, 2018: Olympian Eddy Alvarez Could Be Standing On A Podium But He's Chasing A Dream

Jan. 3, 2018: At 47, The Pied Piper Of US Speedskating Is Making One Last Run At The Olympics

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Ever considered giving back to a sport that provided amazing experiences? Whether you laced up a pair of long blades or supported someone who did, this membership is for anyone who's tried speed skating, is part of our community and remains a fan of the sport. Benefits include:

  • Special Commemorative Alumni Membership Pin
  • Complimentary invitations to annual USS Alumni Reunions and Social Events
  • Announcements and invites to speed skating competitions and team selections
  • Listing in the USS Alumni Business Directory (in progress)
  • Subscription to US Speedskating Alumni Journal
  • USS Membership # & Membership Card (digital)
  • And more!

Tell your fellow alums about this opportunity. Click here to join!

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  2. Click "create an account" if this is your first time being a member
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Mark Greenwald (Chair), Susan Sandvig-Shobe, Pat Seltsam, Bambi Pedu, Eric Flaim, Mary Brophy Magnus, and Keith King