Ohio Speedskating Association


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Cleveland Heights
Speedskating Club
Speedskating Club
Speedskating Club
North Coast
Speedskating Club


   Registration online only - deadline is November 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST

Competitor List as of Friday November 21th






Sanctioned by U.S. Speedskating and the Ohio Speedskating Association


 Saturday, December 6, 2014:
      Check in at Cleveland Heights Rink   8:00-9:00 AM
      Warm Up                                          9:15 AM
      Racing                                              10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Complete Information

For those who are flying in for the Invitational, consider using the Akron/Canton Airport.  The time from plane touch-down to the hotel or rink will be about the same. (baggage claim and car rental are much quicker)  The workers there are much friendlier and the costs are often lower.


December 5, 2014

USS Officials Clinic
 Cleveland Heights, Ohio

 Great opportunity to get involved!

 In conjunction with the Ohio Invitational Meet, Tom Frank former USS President and his officiating crew for the race, are offering an USS Officials Introductory Course. This Level 1 course is geared towards interested parents, friends, master skaters, volunteers who either would like to get involved on the officiating level or just want to know more about the rules and various officials positions.

more information

 December 06, 2014  Ohio Invitational Meet  Cleveland Hts., Ohio
 January 03, 2015 - January 04, 2015  US Masters International  Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 January 16, 2015 - January 18, 2015  US ST Championships and AmCup 2  Salt Lake City, Utah
 January 24, 2015 - January 25, 2015  US ST Junior Championships  Salt Lake City, Utah
 February 7, 2015  WINTER BLAST SHORT TRACK  Midland, Michigan
 February 21, 2015  Ohio State Short Track Speedskating Championships  Cleveland Hts., Ohio
 March 13, 2015 - March 15, 2015  ST Age Class Nationals  Madison, Wisconsin



Chiller Speed Skating Club

 Wednesdays -  7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    November        12, 19 & 26
 Saturdays  - 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    November         15 & 22

Times listed are drop-in speedskating practices and are open to all speedskaters, club members or not. Limit 25. Skaters must sign in at the front desk. Cost is $7.75 for 45 minute sessions, $10.50 for 60 minute sessions and $15 for 90 minute sessions and must be paid before entering the ice. Helmets and neckguards are required. Coach King will run practice, schedule permitting, but will not attend all sessions, and skaters must be prepared to work on their own or as a group. Times subject to change, please call ahead or check back here for latest schedules.


Cleveland Heights Speedskating Club


 Fall Ice Schedule (updated 10/01/14)

 Mondays -  7:30PM - 8:30PM
    November    17 & 24

 Thursdays -  6:30PM - 7:45PM
    November      13 & 20

 Saturdays - 11:45AM - 1:15 PM
    November     15, 22 & 29

 Learn to skate participants begin regular season Thursday, October 16. 


Lakewood Speedskating Club

 Fall Ice Schedule 

  Sundays  -  7:00PM - 8:00PM
November     16, 23 & 30

  Wednesdays - 6:20PM - 7:50PM
 November       12 & 19


 Practice Schedule 

  Club Practices will be held in conjunction with the Cleveland Heights Speedskating Club 
   at the Cleveland Heights Community Center 
A Message from the OSA President
As the time has come for all of us to re-register our membership with US Speedskating, I wanted to remind those who need to register several members of your families that there is a family cap of $200.00 (at least that is what it was last season) which you might be able to use depending on how many family members you register.  This applies to not only skaters, but officials and club officers as well as anyone else who would like to join as a full member.   To take advantage of this possible savings to you and your family, contact Jacyln Senne at US Speedskating and have her  set up an account to include a family cap.  You will need to register everyone at the same time in order to take advantage of the possible savings. Jaclyn can be reached at (801) 417-5368 or jsenne@usspeedskating.org.  
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming OSA sponsored events:
August 2-3, 2014   OSA Seminar with Scott Koons at Cleveland Heights.                             
December 6, 2014   Ohio Invitational Meet at Cleveland Heights
February 21, 2015  Ohio State Short Track Speedskating Championships at Cleveland Heights (closed event)
I received notice that there has been a short track starting rule change passed at the recently concluded ISU Congress last month in Ireland that I would like to share with everyone.
The starting rule for short track will be the same as long track.  "After a race has been called back for a false start, then any subsequent false start by any of the skaters will result in a penalty for the skater concerned."
Also ----- "If a skater does not have both skates on the ice, (i.e. full contact over the length of the blades) it is a false start."  In other words, no toe starts.  The "no toe start" part of the change to the rules takes effect on July 1, 2015.  
Best regards-
Tom Frank - OSA President


Teamusa.org is now home to US Speedskating!


We are proud to announce our move to the USOC Platform, and are happy to join the many other National Governing Bodies on the platform. This move will five USS the technical capabilities to stream live events, acquire ad revenue from page views, serve ads for our sponsorship pool, and most importantly bring focus to the athletes of US Speedskating by featuring them year-round on the USOC Platform.







2013 Ohio State Short Track Records

2012 Ohio State Short Track Records

2011 Ohio State Short Track Records

Ohio Skaters qualifying times for the 2012 National Championships.  

2012  U.S. National Age Group Records (as pdf)

2011  U.S. National Age Group Records (as pdf)

Membership renewal and changes

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Dear Members,
The new skating season is upon us and memberships are coming up for renewal.  For those of you who purchased a full year membership, it will expire on June 30, 2012. You are able to start renewing your membership today.  There are a few changes that you will see when you log in to renew your membership. The membership categories have been revised and simplified. All the prices remain the same.

The new membership categories are as follows:

1st Year - $30

(Any first time member-competing or not)
Adult/Older Child - $75
 (Age 11 and up as of July 1, )
Child - $55
 (Age 10 and under as of July 1, )
Certified Official, Coach or Board Member - $30
 (Certified Level 2 and above and Individual Club Board Members - Max of 4 board members per club)
National Marathon Racing License - $15
 (Good for four (4) consecutive days)
Introductory First-Time Two-Month Trial - $10
 (Non-competing skaters new to speedskating. This membership is not valid for racing or competitions)
There is no longer a distinction between competing and non-competing members. You will now choose the membership category that fits your needs.  If you are a Level 2 coach but also compete, you may purchase the certified official, coach or board member membership.
The Certified Official, Coach or Board member is expanded from last year.  If you are a certified Level 2 or above coach you will automatically have the option to purchase that membership for $30.  If you are not a certified level 2 and above coach, the option will not be available to you.  The same holds true for officials.  I have enlisted the help of Hans Hoefgen to update the official’s list but unfortunately, there are a large number of associations and clubs who have not responded to Hans so the list of Level 2 officials is incomplete until he hears back from those associations and direct clubs.
Board members of individual clubs have the opportunity to also purchase the $30 membership but I need to know ahead of time who those board members are. I have a partial list of board members that I was supplied last year and will be updating the database with those names.
The one day one dollar membership is still available for those wanting to try the sport for the first time. The forms are available online in the document/forms section of the website. This temporary membership is available for a 5-time use and is not valid for competitions or races.
The one-day racing license is a new addition to this season. This can be used for non-championship events such as local club events.  The cost is $10 per day and can be used an unlimited amount of times.  The application form is located on our website under the document/forms section. Full details are located on the form.
The Speedskater Nation Fan club is not a USS membership; it is a fan club for fans of the sport. All members actively participating in the sport should purchase one of the appropriate membership categories.
To renew your membership, please use the online link at
https://webpoint.usspeedskating.org/wp15/Intralock/Login.asp?targetPath=/wp/Memberships/Join.asp to do so.
If you have forgotten your user name and password there is an area to obtain that information on this page.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me.



Ohio Concussion Rules

Return to Play Law 143
Ohio Law 143 or the Return-To-Play Law went into effect on April 26,2013.  Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich signed the state’s new youth concussion rules into law after passage by legislators.  The law requires youth coaches, officials and referees to complete free, basic online training about concussions. All coaches (including assistants) and referees are required to take the online concussion course.

for more information:



Parent's Overview of Ohio Return-to-Play Law

Concussion Information Sheet

Parent Overview



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What is my Skater Account Balance?

OSA Treasurer Procedure

Revised September 19, 2013
Ohio Speedskating Association Membership Application form   as a doc file
that those residing in the State of Ohio can use to join the Ohio Speedskating Association

1.  Applicant must be a resident of the State of Ohio
2.  Cost is $10.00 per person/max. $30.00 per family
3.  Form must be printed out, filled out ( it can't be filled out on line )
     and sent with a check made out to the Ohio Speedskating Association (OSA) to:

      Dennis Marquard
      OSA Secretary
      2418 Bassett Road
      Westlake, Ohio  44145