Midway congratulates Steven Hartman and Kyle Ronchak who qualified for the Long Track World Junior Championship Team. Additionally, Coach Andrey Zhuikov will serve as the team coach.
World Junior Championships will be held on March 7-9 in Bjugn, Norway.
The Zhuikov Cup will be held on February 9, 2014 from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon. This event will be a combination of racing and should not be missed. Watch for more details and the potluck sign up at the oval in the next few weeks.
The 2014 Bill Cushman Scholarship application has been added to the Midway website. The information can be found under the Welcome tab on the main page.
Midway Speed Skating Club is seeking a Program DIrector/ Head Coach who will direct and oversee all coaches, skaters, and training programs and set goals and implement strategies for the overall success of the club.
Full job description and application process can be found here: Midway Position
Contact Chris Hartman for additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club trip this year is to the Great Lakes meet in Milwaukee on Jan. 18-19th. It is a two day meet. The first day is metric races for everyone and the second day is pack races.
We will be staying at the:
Country Inn and Suites Milwaukee West
1250 S. Moorland Road
Brookfield, Wis. 53005
Rooms will be held until January 5th, so make your reservation under Midway Speedskating as SOON as you know you are going. Standard rooms with 2 Queen beds are $84.00 and Suites are $99.00 (2 Queen Beds and sofa sleeper). All rooms have a microwave and refrigerator.
The club is renting a bus. The bus will leave the oval around 8:30am on Friday, Jan.17th and will arrive about 3pm. All skaters ride the bus at no cost. If you are a not a skater or coach the cost for the round trip is $50. Please make checks payable to Midway Speedskating Club. Money will be collected on the morning of departure.
We have reserved a room for the coaches, skaters and parents at the hotel around 6 PM. We will order pizza and request $5.00 per person to cover the cost.
The hotel has a free breakfast available each morning. The bus will leave for the Pettit Center Saturday and Sunday mornings around 6:15 AM (coaches will give you exact times on Friday evening). The bus will return to the hotel after the end of racing Saturday. On Sunday, the bus will leave directly from the Pettit center to return to MPLS.
On the trip to Milwaukee the bus will not be stopping so you may want to bring a bag lunch. On the return trip to MPLS Sunday the bus will stop at the mall near Madison for food at the food court
On the return trip we will also pass an envelope for a tip for the bus driver.
Midway’s skater Paul Dyrud is making a run for the 2014 Olympics. His story was told in the Dec. 6, 2013 Star Tribune.
The new long track season is just around the corner. The website calendar has been updated with the full list of ice times and a few of the major competitions. As more dates are published you will find the information here and the calendar will be updates.
Here are a few dates to get the season started:
October 30 at the Oval: simulated meet to test the new software and overhauled timing system.
November 9 at the Oval: First long track practice
November 12 at the Oval: 5:30pm- 7:00pm- Try Speedskating at the Oval
For a full list of dates check out the calendar link.
September 8, 2013
F.O.R. Shelter (Dale St. Athletic Fields)
2555 Dale Street, Roseville
11:30 – Skating Equipment “Garage Sale” starts
12:30 – Welcome and remarks from Board President
Midway will provide hot dogs and beverages, please bring a salad or dessert to share.
Winners for the inaugural year of the Bill Cushman Scholarship were announced at the Midway Banquet on April 28, 2013. These two skaters were each awarded $1,000 to be utilized at the higher education institution of their choice. Winners were Steven Hartman and Hayley DeHaan.
Other award winners announced at the banquet were:
Joey Carlson Spirit Award: Gunner Larson
Rookie of the Year: Giorgia Birkland
Most Improved Skaters: Allie Thunstrom and Kyle Ronchak
Congratulations to all these deserving skaters!
All Midway skaters, siblings, parents, and coaches are invited to the 2013 Midway Banquet on Sunday April 28 from 12:00-3:00.
Where: Pinz 7520 32nd Street North Oakdale, MN 55128 Pinz is located on Highway 5 just east of 694.
The event includes bowling for the kids while the adults participate in the annual meeting. This will be followed by food and awards.
RSVP by April 15 by emailing: email@example.com