The Zhuikov Cup will be held the morning of February 21, 2015.
This annual event will involve a fun take on speedskating races guaranteed to make you smile. This GMSA-sponsored event is for GMSA members and skaters in the Novice program.
Warm-up will begin at 9:00. Racing to start at 9:30. A potluck and awards will follow racing.
Racers and potluckers, look for sign-up sheets on the GMSA bulletin board at the Oval.
The Oval and Midway Club hosted the 2015 Long Track Age Class Nationals February 7-8, 2015. There were two days of great racing.
Race results can be found here.
There would be no Midway Speedskating Club without the efforts of founder Bill Cushman. To honor him a scholarship is awarded each year to help a deserving skater get closer to their dreams. Please see the attachments for more information.
Bill Cushman Scholarship Information Bill Cushman Scholarship Application
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’s skater Paul Dyrud is making a run for the 2014 Olympics. His story was told in the Dec. 6, 2013 Star Tribune.
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!
The Junior Championships will be held on February 1-3 in Roseville. The race directors are in need of volunteers especially on Friday afternoon. If you are available to help on Friday between 12:15 and 5:00 contact Karen Hartman or Jean Eide.