US Speedskating





Speed Skating Reunion!

Join us on January 21st from 8:00-11:00pm at Generations Restaurant in Lake Placid, New York, for a speed skating reunion.

 This is an event to reunite with skating friends! T his event is welcome for everyone in the speed skating community, Hors D'oeuvres and drinks provided with ticket purchase.


$25 for current Alumni member, $65 for new Alumni members


2 x Olympic Silver Medalist Eric Flaim will host our Alumni Welcome!


Email Sam Snyder,, to register! Receive a discount code for FISU tickets after purchase.



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 speed skates at the age of 7. Though she hasn't been an active participant in the sport for  many years, her love of speed skating has remained. Hence her speed skating motto, "Once a speed skater, always a speed skater." 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




Charles Lee "Charley" Worley

Mario Trafeli

Fred Cole

Carl E. Krippendorf


Memoriam Archive



December 2019

Jun. 14, 2022: U.S. speedskating coach Ryan Shimabukuro signs new deal through 2026 Winter Games

May 16, 2022: Kip Carpenter and Dr. Carl Foster Elected into US Speedskating Hall of Fame

Apr. 18, 2022: Olympic Speed Skaters Visit Glen Ellyn and Glenview

Feb. 20, 2022: How Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno learned to conquer his self-doubt

Feb. 18, 2022: Molly and Bonnie Blair Share the Buzz about DASH, a speed skating group right here in the Milwaukee area

Feb. 14, 2022: Skater Eric Heiden Won 5 Gold Medals, Then Became a Doctor. See Him at 63.

Feb. 8, 2022: Federal Way’s J.R. Celski has a new role with the U.S. speedskating team

Aug. 5, 2021: Eddy Alvarez to become only the 3rd American to medal in both Summer, Winter Olympics

Jul. 22, 2021: Winter medalist Eddy Alvarez, now seeking a summer medal, will be a U.S. flag bearer

Dec. 12, 2020: Mets fan favorite Lee Mazzilli happy to relive his days as a speedskating champ

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 

If you have news about USS Alumni, please post it on the Alumni Facebook Page or send to Samantha Snyder at



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!

Steps to become an alumni member:

  1. Click here to access our membership platform
  2. Click "create an account" if this is your first time being a member
  3. Fill out the required fields
  4. Once you created your account, click here to log-in
  5. Once you've logged in, click "add" to choose your membership type
  6. Select "Alumni" and choose auto-pay to save time

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Mark Greenwald (Chair), Susan Sandvig-Shobe, Pat Seltsam, Bambi Pedu, Eric Flaim, Mary Brophy Magnus, Keith King and Alyson Dudek.