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.
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.
There would be no Midway Speedskating Club without the efforts of founder Bill Cushman. To honor him a scholarship is awarded each year to help a deserving skater get closer to their dreams. Click here for details: Bill Cushman Scholarship Information; Application
Join us February 10-11 at the Guidant John Rose Oval for the 2018 US Long Track Age Group Nationals.
If you can’t make it, check out the racing via CTV North Suburbs web stream. Visit skatetheoval.com and click on the green camera at the scheduled time.
The Guidant John Rose Oval is home to the 2018 US Long Track Age Group Nationals.
Join us February 10-11 for some great racing and spectating!
Click here for details and registration.
Six Midway Speedskating Club athletes will be competing in the 2018 Olympic trials. Click here to view the trials.
Join us in cheering on Rebekah Bradford, Steven Hartman, Kyle Ronchak, Andrew Turner, Allie Thunstrom, and Patrick Miller.
Hundreds of athletes from all over the world took part in the CanAm International in Calgary, Canada from November 17-19, 2017.
Midway skaters Rebekah Bradford-Plath, Patrick Miller, and Allie Thunstrom were among 15 U.S skaters to enjoy the view from the podium.
Check out the full story here, Team USA Earns 15 Podium Finishes In CanAm International.
The Guidant John Rose Oval will open for the 2017-18 season Friday, November 10.
Join the Midway Speedskaters as we participate in the OVALumination activities.