SPEEDSKATING ALUMNI

MISSION STATEMENT

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.

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

25 Laps With Casey FitzRandolph (October 30, 2017)

At the age of three, Casey FitzRandolph first stepped onto the ice as a munchkin to perform in a “Wizard of Oz on Ice” production. At the age of four, he took up hockey but realized that he didn’t like the amount of time he had to spend in his hockey pads. One day during the winter of 1979-1980 he heard an ad for the Madison area All-City speed skating meet that would be taking place on the Vilas Park Lagoon. He figured since he had tried other ice skating sports, he would try speed skating. FitzRandolph instantly took to the sport and didn’t stop until he reached his goal of becoming an Olympic Champion 22 years later. 

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.

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THE 2018 TOUR OF OLYMPIANS ANNOUNCED!

US Speedskating is pleased to announce the 2018 Tour of Olympians, a mobile caravan that will attract speed skating fans and engage with speed skaters.

The 19-day tour will pass through 19 speed skating clubs and traverse 2,500 miles across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Each club will host 2018 Olympians, area alumni and USS representatives for a day before moving onto the next city.

Read more about the athletes who will accompany the tour and cities/clubs they will visit, click here.

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ALUMNI IN THE NEWS




  ALUMNI IN MEMORIAM

Lawrence Ralston (2017)

Bob Class (2017)

Daniel Roark (2017)

Grace Mane (2017)

Tom Healy (2017)

Richard J. Somalski (2017)

Tripp Frohlichstein (2017)

Sam Hicks (2017)

Gerry Jansen (2017)

Bob Fenn (2017)

Judy Martz (2017)

Don Kangas (2018)

Jack Heiden (2018)

Jeffrey Golz (2018)

Sam Poulos (2018)

ARCHIVED ALUMNI JOURNAL

March 5, 2015

Sept. 25, 2015

July 8, 2016

November 2, 2016

July 14, 2017

March 28, 2018: Amy Peterson Peck's Sons Following In Her Skates
March 13, 2018: Janesville Native Fredricks Kept Tabs On Olympics While Manning Post In Salt Lake
February 28, 2018: Two Passions, One Dream: Eddy Alvarez Focusing On Majors After Olympic Career
February 27, 2018: Eric Heiden Returns To Lake Placid For First Time Since 1980
February 5, 2018: Olympian Eddy Alvarez Could Be Standing On A Podium But He's Chasing A Dream
January 3, 2018: At 47, The Pied Piper Of US Speedskating Is Making One Last Run At The Olympics
October 30, 2017: Blair, Reutter Headline Inaugural Centennial High School Hall Of Fame Class
October 20, 2017: Park City figures tapped for Winter Olympic exploratory committee
October 20, 2017: The Better World Tour comes home to Boston
October 9, 2017: Bob Fenn: A Tribute To A Speed Skating Legend
October 9, 2017: 
Why pink wigs are this month's big trend
October 2, 2017: Kooreman Brothers Lead US Speedskating
September 28, 2017: 
Grand Rapids brothers lead US Speedskating
September 6, 2017: Allison Baver Inspiring The Next Olympians
July 25, 2017: US Officials Earn International And Olympic Assignments
June 22, 2017: Tom Miller Named USOC Volunteer Coach of the Year

If you have news clippings of USS Alumni, please post them on the Alumni Facebook Page or send to Peri Kinder at pkinder@usspeedskating.org

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TIME TO RENEW/SIGN UP FOR YOUR ANNUAL USS SPEEDSKATING'S ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP


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
  • And more!

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

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OUR 2018-19 EVENT SCHEDULE


The 2018-19 event schedule will be announced soon. Check back or click on the link below to redirect to our up-to-date calendar:
 

Click here for all USS Upcoming Events.

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ALUMNI COMMISSION MEMBERS


Mark Greenwald (Chair), Kimberly Derrick, Matt Plummer, Pat Seltsam, Susan Sandvig-Shobe