Speedskating Loppet in Minneapolis

Lace up the speedskates for 25K and 50K marathon races on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Races will be run on a one-kilometer outdoor natural ice oval to be prepared and maintained by our region’s best iceman.
Come be a part of this Urban Silent Winter Sports Festival.
February 3: 25K- a combined race: The Loppet 25K marathon and the US Speedskating Open Distance Championship
February 4: 50K marathon, 1K short blade skate, and 1K long blade skate-open to skaters 15 and younger
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Long Track Volunteer/Official Clinic Dec 15 and 18

Learn the basics or refresh knowledge on volunteer and official positions associated with long track racing. Greater Minnesota Speedskating Association (GMSA) is holding a Long Track Volunteers/Officials clinic December 15 and18, 2016 at the Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval in Roseville, MN.

  • Roles: Competitors Steward, Starters, Judges, Timekeepers, Referees
  • What will be covered: Relevant regulations and practical advice will be reviewed. Course is suited for all levels. New volunteers will learn the basics of different volunteer opportunities, and current volunteers can use this course to refresh their knowledge, update officiating credentials, or learn new roles.
  • Instructional overview – Thursday, December 15, 6:30-8:30pm, Fireside Room
  • Hands-on activities – during the GMSA competitions at the Oval, Sunday, December 18, 8:30-11:00am