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.
Keep an eye on the Oval as the 2017-2018 speedskating season approaches. November 10 is the anticipated opening of the outdoor Oval at the Guidant John Rose Oval.
Oval cams are operational and temperatures are beginning the freezing point decent. Check it out!