Our Coaching Staff

Over 120 years of skating experience

Leah Lambert

Midway Level 1 Head Coach, USS Level 3 Certified

Coaching Since
2001
Speedskating Since
1985
Coaching Highlights
US Junior World Team Head Coach (`20, `22)
USS Development Camp Head Coach (`14, `15, `19, `21)
Girls Metro High School League Coach
Learn to Speedskate Coach
Racing Highlights
7th place 500m National Championships (`10)
7th place 1000m National Championships (`12)
8th place 1500m National Championships (`12)
Two-time National Age Class Champion (`01, `03)
Fun Facts
I have been a part of Midway Speedskating for over 25 years I enjoy golfing, skiing, cycling and paddle boarding in my spare time

Chris Windman

Midway Level 2 Head Coach, USS Level 2 Certified

Coaching Since
2015
Speedskating Since
2002
Coaching Highlights
Coached several skaters to the Age Class National Championship podium
Coached a number of skaters to USS AmCup qualifying times
Prides himself in creating a fun and inviting training atmosphere
Racing Highlights
Olympic Trials Competitor (`14)
Multiple Age Class Nationals medalist
US Team member at ISU Junior World Cups
Several Top-10 finishes at US Junior Championships
Fun Facts
My wife and I have a goofy and curious beagle named Hazel
I am a 4th Grade teacher at Como Park Elementary
I love outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, ice fishing, golf, disc golf, BBQing and of course skating!

Lisa Dahlin

Midway Level 3 Co-Head Coach, USS Level 3 Certified

Coaching Since
2014
Speedskating Since
1995
Coaching Highlights
US Junior World Team Coach (`22)
International Children's Games Coach (`19)
World University Games Coach (`18)
Racing Highlights
Olympic Trials Competitor (`06, `10, `14)
Member of Minnesota Regional Training Team
Fun Facts
I have two little kids, Audrey and Owen I have been a part of Midway Speedskating for over 25 years

Sarah Krueger

Midway Level 3 Co-Head Coach, USS Level 2 Certified

Coaching Since
2009
Speedskating Since
1993
Coaching Highlights
Watching my skaters get a personal best!
Dressing up as super heroes to skate
Coached USS Women of Speed Camp
Olympic theme inline race night
Coached Learn to Speed Skate since 2015
Racing Highlights
Two-time Age Class National Champion ('06,'08)
Competing all over North America (MKE, SLC, YYC)
Fun Facts
I was a Collegiate Rower at University of Minnesota
I Played 5 High School Sports
I volunteer for the Specials Olympics

Nick Pearson

Midway Program Director, USS Level 3 Certified

Speedskating Since
1985
Career Highlights
USS Long Track Coordinator (2010-2012)
USS Long Track Program Director (2012-2015)
US Olympic Team Leader - Speedskating (2014)
Coaching Experience at all levels, beginner to world cup
Racing Highlights
US Olympian (`02, `10)
Multi-time ISU World Cup Medalist
Multi-time Jr World Championship Medalist
Two-time National Sprint Champion
Two-time National Age Class Champion
Fun Facts
Wife, Ann, is also an Olympic speed skater who skated with Midway
I have 3 children, Gabbi, Gwen, and Otto
I love hanging out with my family and cycling in my free time