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Cleveland Heights
Speedskating Club
Speedskating Club
Speedskating Club


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Member of OSA & Brooklyn Skating Club throughout skating career

US National Intermediate Division Champion, North American Senior Division Champion, and 2 Time US World Team Member

US National Team Coach for four years

Managing Director US National Short Track & Long Track Teams 2007 & 2008

Virginia Program Director & Head Coach High Performance Team

 WHEN:       Saturday & Sunday, August 1-2, 2015

WHERE:    Cleveland Heights Community Center

  more information
  more information as a doc


Columbus Speedskating Club

 Wednesdays -  7:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    July               1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
    August          5, 12, 19 & 26

 Saturdays  -    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
    June             20 & 27
     July             11, 18 & 25
 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29

Cleveland Heights Speedskating Club


 Mondays  7:30 – 8:30 pm
 July 13 / July 20 / July 27 / Aug 3 

 Thursdays  7:15 – 8:30 pm
 Aug 13 / Aug 20 / Aug 27

 Dryland Training    

 This year’s dry land training schedule will be Mondays and Thursdays beginning Thursday, June 18.

 7 – 8:30 pm. Please respect your volunteer coach by arriving no later than 7.
 Location for Monday‘s will be the High School track (endurance)
Location for Thursday‘s will be the grassy knoll next to the North Rink (specificity muscle building)

Lakewood Speedskating Club

  Summer Ice
 Starts Tuesday  July 7
   Summer ice will start in July. 

    6:10 to 7:10 PM
 More information

 Dryland Training    
Starts Thursday June 25
   6:00PM at Rocky River High School

US Speedskating Short Track Officials' Clinic
Shelton, Connecticut  :::  September 12 & 13

This clinic will offer education to the following positions and will be instructed by USS Officials

  • Referee - Instructor ISU Level 4 Referee Hence Bollinger

  • Starter - USS Level 3 Tom Conley

  • Competition Steward - USS Level 2 Andy Roemer

  • Judge and Timer - USS Level 3 Tom Porter

To Register for the Clinic ::: Please use this link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dOQwzm-X0HPntoQAL6zlzGRaWfZnoBUnQpCtq_77vcg/edit?usp=sharing <https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dOQwzm-X0HPntoQAL6zlzGRaWfZnoBUnQpCtq_77vcg/edit?usp=sharing>

To use on-line hotel booking :::: Please use this link:


     US Speedskating membership year started July 1st.
 Introductory First-Time Two-Month Trial $10
 (this membership is a NON-competing membership)

 1st Year $30

 Club Competitor/Recreational Member $55
 (pease circle one)

National Level Competitor Member $95
USS Coach, Official, Club Officer $30
 (Certified Officials Level 2 and above and Individual Club
 Board Members - Max of 4 board members per club)

Alumni Membership $55
Speedskater Nation Fan $25

$200 Family Cap (Requires all family applications to be sent at same time, each family member must designate membership category)

Oakville Ontario Speed Skating Club Summer Camp
August 8th & 9th
more at


 Aug. 15-16, 2015  Desert Classis Short Track  Salt Lake City, UT
 Aug. 21-23, 2015  Buffalo Masters Camp  Buffalo, NY
 Aug. 24-29, 2015  Buffalo Junior Camp  Buffalo, NY
 Oct. 03-04, 2015  2016 USS ST AmCup 1  Milwaukee, WI
 Oct. 17, 2015  Chicago Silver Skates  Chicago, IL
 Oct. 18, 2015  Great Lakes ST  Milwaukee, WI
 Oct. 25-25, 2015  Buffalo ST Championships  Buffalo, NY
 Dec. 5, 2015  Ohio Invitational  Short Track  Cleveland Hts., OH
 Dec. 19-20, 2015  US ST Junior Championships  Midland, MI
 Jan. 08-10, 2016  USS ST AmCup 2  Salt Lake, UT
 Feb. 06-07, 2016  Midland Winter Blast  Midland, MI
 Feb. 27, 2016  Ohio State ST Championships  Cleveland Hts., OH
 Mar. 18-20, 2016  US ST Age Group Nationals  TBA, WI
 A message from the OSA President

 Hello Everyone:

Just a quick update after our meeting June 6th.  Thanks for taking some time out of your weekend to attend and the help and support you provide to the OSA.

We are waiting to hear from Scott Koons about the camp.  We have an opportunity to use the Cleveland Heights rink one of the first three weekends in August but can't plan until we have someone lined up so please do not print the dates yet.  As soon as we know, I will let you know.

Dates you can put on your schedule include:

Saturday, December 5, 2015  --- Ohio Invitational Meet at Cleveland Heights

Saturday, February 27, 2016 --- Ohio State Short Track Speedskating Championships at Cleveland Heights

Best regards-

Tom Frank

 OSA 2015/16 Officers

President                Tom Frank
1st Vice-President   Gene Harrell
2nd Vice-President  Barb Rosenbaum
Treasurer               Dennis Conrad
Secretary               Dennis Marquard

  Columbus Speedskating is a short track speedskating club based out of the Easton Chiller in Columbus, Ohio.

    Check out the Join Us link for details on becoming a member.

  If you are planning to join us for a practice, please read important information here.

  And if you have questions or want more information, you can contact us.


New Boot Covers
Club logo booties @ $20 a pair to OSA members
from Pyro Apparel



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)

New information coming soon

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



Is it Speedskating or Figure Skating or Both?

Pack style racing comes to the Long Track World Cup!

Mass Start Long Track Speedskating Is A Glorious Wreck That Should Be In The Olympics Like Whoa.

Jonathan Kuck Caps Astana World Cup with Silver in Mass Start

Lakewood Speedskaters Living On The Edge

Wow! Did Anyone Else Know That Apolo Ohno Was Going To Star In A Movie About Giant Tasmanian Devils?


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

February 2, 2015

ST Age Group Rules & Regulations

Please find the latest updated version of the Age Group Mass Start National Rules here. It reflects changes made to the number of skaters allowed in a 1000m final. As the ISU adjusted their rules to four starters at the line of a 1000m final, USS will comply with this rule. A time standard has also been implemented for this year's ST Age Group Championships. Please find them in the above mentioned rules on page 22. While in the past this has been a time 'recommendation', it is now a standard time skaters will have to meet. Times must have been achieved at a USS sanctioned meet between July 1st, 2013 and the entry deadline for ST Age Group Nationals. A cap for this years participant numbers is set at 250 skaters.
National's Age Group Time Standards
Age Group Mass Start National Rules (as a pdf)  February 2, 2015
March 13 to 15  Short Track Age Class Nationals - Event information and hotel recommendations