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.