Sunday September 7, 2014 11:30am – 2:30pm
Central Park in Roseville
Lions Club Shelter (Dale St. Athletic Fields)
2555 Dale Street, Roseville
11:30 – Skating Equipment “Garage Sale” starts
12:30 – Welcome and remarks from Board President Tim Ronchak
Midway will provide hot dogs and beverages, please bring a salad or dessert to share.
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.
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.
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.
Midway Speedskating Club would like to announce the inception of the Bill Cushman Scholarship. This scholarship is available to current Midway skaters and coaches to aid them in their pursuit of a post secondary education. To learn more about the scholarship and find the application look for the link under the Welcome menu above.
Ice time for this Saturday has been changed to 10:00 am until 1:00 pm and coaches are requesting you arrive at the oval at 9:20. During ice time both metric and pack races will be held.
Warm up ice starts at 10:00 am and races begin at 10:30 am.