News and Schedule Updates

Puget Sound Short Track Speed Skating Challenge, hosted by the Puget Sound Phoenix Speedskating Club will be Sunday, December 21. Here are the details:

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Date: December 21, 2014 (Sunday) from 1:15 p.m. until ~ 6:30 p.m.
Location: Puget Sound Hockey Center,
1918 Stewart Street, Tacoma, WA, 98421
CHECK IN: 1:15 p.m. ~ 1:45 p.m. (2nd Floor)
WARM UP: 2:00 p.m. ~ 2:20 p.m.
RACING: 2:30 p.m. ~ 5:30 p.m.

 

Just received word that the annual Puget Sound Speedskating Competition will be held on Sunday, December 21, from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. More details to follow soon.
Our December skating dates are as follows:
Sunday, Nov. 23
Sunday, Dec. 7
Sunday, Dec. 28
9:15am – 10:15am

November skating dates / times:

Sunday, Nov. 2nd 9:15am-10:15am
Sunday, Nov. 9th 9:30am-10:30am
Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 9:15am-10:15am

See you then! If you have questions, email me!

October 2014 Skating Schedule:

Sunday, Oct. 12th 9:15am-10:15am
Sunday, Oct. 19th 9:15am-10:15am

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Skaters,

How do YOU stay in shape over the summer? With all that the Portland/Vancouver area has to offer, there are certainly many fun outdoor activities to choose from.

Here is a link with some great examples of sport-specific training from Bont.

We have many skaters interested in organizing and attending some off-ice dryland workouts this summer, so if you’re interested, add your name to the list by sending us an email. We’ll be in touch.

Want to help us obtain more ice time? Here’s how:

Every year we assemble a crew of volunteers to work at the annual Providence Bridge Pedal  This year the event is on Sunday, August 10th. I will be sending out emails to get people signed up. Here’s what we need:

Hawthorne Bridge Crew:

Saturday (Matt Furcron + 5 more) 5pm – 9pm

Sunday (Linda Jellison + 5 more) 10am – 1pm

McLoughlin Coning Crew – 3 people

Macadam Coning Crew – 3 people

Last Practice Session this Season will be:

Sunday, April 27th, 8:45am – 10:00am

I’ll send out a reminder a few days before. Hope to see you there!  Have a great Easter!

Next Practice Sessions:

  • Sunday, April 6th, 8:45am – 10:00am
  • Sunday, April 13th, 8:45am – 10:00am

March 30 Reminder – No skating session this weekend.

Time to drive north to Tacoma for the Washington State 2014 Short Track Speed Skating Championship!

  • Date: March 30, 2014 (Sunday) from 1:30 p.m. until ~ 6:00 p.m.
  • Location:    Puget Sound Hockey Center, 1918 Stewart Street, Tacoma, WA, 98421
  • Check-In:      1:30 p.m. ~ 1:45 p.m. (2nd Floor)
  • Warm Ups:   2:00 p.m. ~ 2:20 p.m.
  • Racing:         2:30 p.m. ~ 5:30 p.m.
  • Entry Fee:     $30 per skater ($70 maximum per family)
  • Meet Director:          Chang Lee (Club Coach)

 

SAVE THE DATE:  This year’s Providence Bridge Pedal is Sunday, August 10. This is our primary annual fundraising event, so I will be rounding up our volunteer crews!  We are responsible for putting down plywood on one lane of the Hawthorne Bridge, and coning the routes on Macadam and McLoughlin.

Follow us on Twitter:  @mtviewspeedsk8

March 2 Skate Sharpening Session!

There will be a skate sharpening session after we get off the ice this Sunday (March 2). If you have a sharpening jig and stones, please bring them! Otherwise, we can sharpen your blades and show you how it’s done.  Please see this video for a preview – taken at our summer dryland working / picnic a couple of years ago.

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U.S. Men Earn Silver Medal in 5000 meter Relay!

In case you missed it, here’s the USA Today article about the U.S. Silver medal win in the 5000meter relay in Sochi.

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Spring Meet

There will be a Spring Competition at the Puget Sound Speedskating Club in Tacoma on March 30.  Stay tuned for details and registration forms!

Mountain View Speedskating on local “Live at 7″ show!

Here is the link to the TV spot from tonight with KGW’s Live at 7 Drew Carney. Thanks to all the skaters who came out for this short but sweet promotion of our club.

Big News!

Our new website goes live today! Also…we are going to be on TV this Thursday! Tune into KGW’s KGW’s Live at 7 which airs from 7:00pm-7:30pm PST. You can also watch online at http://www.kgw.com/live-stream


Next Speedskating Sessions

Sundays, February 16, February 23, and March 2, 8:45am – 10:00am


Summer Speedskating Camp at the Richmond Oval

The Talent Development Camp returns for 2014 Junior B athletes (2014-2015) meeting the selection criteria and returning athletes will be invited to attend. Camp dates: July 14-19 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Full details including selection criteria for 2014 available this spring.

Club Performance Camp at the Richmond Olympic Oval. For club skaters T2T and up, participating in a competitive stream. Camp dates: July 28-August 1 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Full details available this spring. For more information, contact David Morrison, Head Coach and Regional Development Mentor at the Richmond Oval.


Past Events

Washington State Championships, December 15, 2013
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The Puget Sound Speedskating Club hosted the 2013 Washington State Championship competition on Sunday, December 15, 2013, from 1:00 until 6:30 p.m. in Tacoma, WA.


Press

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.