News and Schedule Updates

short track speedskating
Illustration by Joseph Boquiren

Rink status update

Read our latest newsletter here. The petition was presented to the City Bible Church – if the rink closure IS extended beyond the planned date of August 31, I will let you know!

I’ll share minutes from the meetings of the Columbia River Ice Sports group upon request.

PIZZA FUNDRAISER!

I’ve scheduled TWO fundraising opportunities at FOUR different locations of MOD PIZZA:

One is for three locations on May 7:

1. Cedar Hills, 2695 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Suite 190 in Beaverton


2. Downtown, 204 SW 
Yamhill St., Portland


3. Vancouver – 19151 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Suite 100, Vancouver

 

And on May 30th:

Hazel Dell, 7916 NE 6th Ave., Vancouver

Bring these flyers to the following locations on the fundraiser date and our club will receive 20% of the proceeds! Please share with family & friends. Must order in person – no online orders. Print or show cashier flyer on your phone.

 

Pizza Fundraiser FlyerPizza Fundraiser Flyer

Mountain View Ice Arena Update – rink is closing August 31, 2018

We received this news about the upcoming closure of Mountain View Ice Arena the end of August.

Here is an article in the Columbian about the planned closure.

Rest assured that we’ll do all we can to join other user groups in an effort to find other options for an ice facility.  Please email me if you’d like to be involved in any fundraising, sponsorship or other activities pertaining to finding other options for our club. In the meantime, I will keep you all informed on any and all updates.

Linda

 

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: Mar31, 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.


Press

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.