First Year Skaters

New to Midway?  This page is designed for you.  We hope this page will help you understand what you need to do as the parent of a first year skater.

Midway Registration and Fees:

US Speedskating Membership:
All Midway skaters must be members of US Speedskating.  Register them on line at US Speed Skating as a first year member for a discounted price.  The membership runs from July 1 through June 30 and will need to be renewed each year.

Meets: Parents register their child for each event.  Midway will reimburse the parents for the cost of the meet.  Please check back for registration information and deadlines for the events listed below.

Long Track AmCup 2–  Roseville, MN

John Rose Open–  Roseville, MN

Great Lakes– Milwaukee, WI

Zhuikov Cup-  

US Nationals-Roseville, MN

Rose Cup-Roseville, MN

Weekly races:
GMSA sponsors weekly Pack races for younger skaters and Metric races for older skaters on Saturdays.  All Midway skaters are invited to race but are not required to participate.  Registration for Metric races can be found on the bulletin board at the Oval and skaters should sign up by the Thursday before the race.

Practice Information:
Skaters should be at the oval 30-45 minutes before the scheduled ice time for warm ups with your age group.

Skate sharpening:
Speed skates must be sharpened by hand and not on a grinder.  It is recommended that the skates be sharpened every week.  Many older Midway skaters will sharpen your child’s skates for a fee.  Please inquire with your child’s coach for more details.

Cold Weather Skating:
The club skates whenever the John Rose Oval is open.  Skaters should be dressed to handle the weather.  On very cold evenings the skaters will take additional warm up breaks.  To learn about the Oval’s weather status look at the Roseville city website or their weather closing information lines at 651-792-7100 or 651-792-7077.

Milwaukee Hotels:
When booking your room, be sure to mention the Pettit National Ice Center to receive a special rate at these hotels.

Country Inn & Suites Milwaukee West  Midway Speed Skating Cub has a block of rooms for each Midway sponsored club trip.  When making your registration tell them you are will the Midway Club.

Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West

Doubletree Milwaukee-Brookfield

Holiday Inn Express Milwaukee West

Midway First Year Skater: Inside Track The Inside Track