News and Schedule Updates

short track speedskating
Illustration by Joseph Boquiren

Great turnout for our March 11th session!

Welcome to newcomers Jamie, Gilbert, Chris, and Fiona! Hope to see you on the ice again soon.

Our next session will be March 25, 12:30-1:30pm.

Check out the article about us in today’s Columbian!

Watch some short track racing!

Tacoma’s Puget Sound Speedskating Club is hosting the 2018 Washington State Short Track Speedskating Championship

 Date: Mar 31, 2018 (Sunday) from 1:30 p.m. until ~ 6:00 p.m.

 Location:      Pacific Sports Center (We just moved to this location)

2645, S. 80th Street, Tacoma, WA, 98409

Check-In:      1:30 p.m. ~ 1:45 p.m. (2nd Floor)

Warm Ups:   2:00 p.m. ~ 2:20 p.m.

Coaches and Competitor Meeting:  2:20 p.m. ~ 2:35 p.m.

Racing:         2:40 p.m. ~ 5:30 p.m.

Entry Fee:    $30 per skater ($70 maximum per family)

Entry Due Date:      March 20, 2018

All skaters must be members of U.S. Speedskating or Speedskating Canada.

NOTE: This is NOT a U.S. Speedskating sanctioned competition.

 Meet Director: Chang Lee (Club Coach)

 For more information contact:   Jan Zurcher, (253) 709-2340

March skating schedule:

For March, we’ve been given the choices as follows –

3/11 , from 12:30-1:30pm   
3/25, from 12:30-1:30pm 
Al dates/times subject to change – updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page, as well as sent to current skaters via email.

For news prior to March 2018, refer to our Blog Archive page.


The March 12, 2018 Columbian featured a great article about our club, highlighting newer skaters.


A small but dedicated band of speedskaters gathers for an hour every so often to practice their sport, rare in these parts.
Canadian Sterling Sobczak skates with former U.S. Olympian Becky Sundstrom during a practice at Mountain View Ice Arena in Vancouver, WA.

This article by Rachel Bachman appeared in The Oregonian on January 15, 2010.