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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OLYMPIC TRIALS ALUMNI REUNIONS! BE THERE!

US Speedskating will host two separate Alumni Reunions during the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Short Track and Long Track Speed Skating. All valid USS Alumni Members are invited to come and enjoy the racing, then hang around after with former teammates, friends and family. It’s a great time to cheer on the skaters that you helped pave the way for, while also reliving the glory days from when you laced them up.

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials Short Track will be held on Dec. 15-17, 2017 at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. We have designated Saturday, Dec. 16 as the alumni reunion day in Utah. The Long Track Trials will take place from Jan. 2-7, 2018 at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wisc. The day to mark down for the alumni reunion in Milwaukee is Friday, Jan. 5

Each reunion will begin immediately after that day of racing and will take place in a designated area within the venue - food and beverages included! We are also excited to offer a free event ticket to your choice of U.S. Olympic Team Trials for all USS Alumni Members! Click here for more information. Remember, sign up and be an active USS Alumni Member in order to receive all of these wonderful benefits. 

We look forward to welcoming back so many of our speed skating Alumni at these events. You can help our athlete’s and the sport toward our goals in PyeongChang by signing up for your Alumni membership today!

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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)

ARCHIVED ALUMNI JOURNAL

March 5, 2015

Sept. 25, 2015

July 8, 2016

November 2, 2016

July 14, 2017

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: Why pink wigs are this month's big trend
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 Matt Whewell (mwhewell@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 gave so many of us a lifetime of amazing experiences and fun?! Whether you ever laced up a pair of the long blades or supported in some way someone who did, this membership is for you! This is the time of year our USS Alumni Commission begins our annual drive to search out and get our many Alumni aligned in support of our sport. This is a membership meant for anyone that has given speed skating a try, is part of our speed skating 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!

Don't forget to spread the word and tell your fellow alums about this membership opportunity. Click here to join and don't forget to tell your fellow alums!

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OUR 2017-18 EVENT SCHEDULE

US Speedskating would like to call your attention to the upcoming events taking place around the world:

  • Nov. 9-12, 2017 - Shanghai, China - Short Track World Cup #3
  • Nov. 10-12, 2017 - Heerenveen, Netherlands - Long Track World Cup #1
  • Nov. 16-19, 2017 - Seoul, Republic of Korea - Shor Track World Cup #4
  • Nov. 17-19, 2017 - Stavanger, Norway - Long Track World Cup #2
  • Dec. 1-3, 2017 - Calgary, Canada - Long Track World cup #3
  • Dec. 8-10, 2017 - Salt Lake City, Utah - Long Track World Cup #4
  • Dec. 15-17, 2017 - Salt Lake City, Utah - U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Short Track
  • Jan. 2-7, 2018 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Long Track
  • Feb. 9-25, 2018 - PyeongChang, Korea - Olympic Games

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, Matt Whewell