Midway Speedskating Banquet

The 2013-14 skating season banquet will be held on Sunday April 29, 2014.

3:00 pm Adults annual meeting and bowling for skaters and siblings.
4:00-6:30 pm  Pasta dinner and award presentation

Location: Mermaid Event Center located at 2200 Highway 10, Mounds View.

RSVP by April 12, 2014 to ccarter0717@aol.com


Program Director/ Head Coach Position

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:  chartmansscs@hotmail.com

Club Trip

Midway Members,

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.



2013-14 Long Track Season

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.

Midway Awards

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!