Midway Speedskating Club Announces New Coach

Sarah

The Midway Speed Skating Club is pleased to introduce Sarah Krueger as a new member of the coaching staff. She will be taking on a leadership role for mid-level youth skaters.

Krueger has an extensive and successful background in the sport of speedskating. A native of Little Canada, MN, she started figure skating at age two then discovered speedskating at age five through the Roseville, MN Novice program. At age seven, Krueger joined the ranks of Midway Speedskating Club. As a Midway skater she enjoyed a successful career with long track speedskating, winning multiple Age Class Nationals, multiple Category 1 achievements, and a 12th place finish in the 2006 Olympic Trials in Salt Lake City. In addition to long track, Krueger’s skating career also included short track and inline racing.

Krueger is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Elementary Education. While pursuing her degree, Krueger balanced academics with a varsity position on the U of M rowing team, securing many victories including a second place finish at the Big Ten Championships.

In addition to Midway coaching, Krueger is an elementary school teacher at Minnesota Transitions School.

Midway Speedskating Club is a non-profit focused on the development of competitive speedskaters. The club was founded in 1946 and is based out of the Guidant John Rose Oval in Roseville.

Midway Speedskating Club Names Program Director

The Midway Speedskating Club Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Nick Pearson as Program Director. The newly created position will help expand on Midway’s rich history of excellence locally, nationally, and internationally. In the role, Pearson will focus on structuring successful programs to accommodate everyone, from youngest speed skaters through those with an eye on the 2022 Winter Olympic Games and beyond.

Pearson is a two-time Olympian who most recently was Director of Competition for the 2018 Long Track Speedskating US Olympic Trials. Previously, he worked for US Speedskating as the Long Track Program Director and High Performance Program Manager, providing direction and structure for long track speedskating in the US.

Pearson competed in the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games finishing 6th in both the 1000 and 1500 meter distances in 2002 and 7th in the 1000 meters in 2010.

Midway Speedskating Club is a non-profit focused on the development of competitive speedskaters. The club is based out of the Guidant John Rose Oval in Roseville, MN. Founded in 1946 the club boasts many Olympians including Pearson’s wife, Annie (Driscoll) Pearson.