2019-2020 Practice Schedule is Here!

The Season will start SEPT 16.

Check out the Practice Schedule page (Under Join the team) on our website to see the updated calendar. You can also view it on team snap.

We will have MSSC Practice Every Monday and Alternating Wednesdays.

Starting in September, We will offer 10 Learn to Speed Skate sessions before normal practice, for new skaters (BRING A FRIEND!)  and those who want one-on-one attention from a coach.

Finally, the Last Monday of each month, we will learn to compete in our Madison Meet Series. Everyone will have the opportunity to skate 2 races and learn the ins and outs of a competition, while in practice.

We look forward to see you all in September!

 

Coach Mary

Summer Session Starts this Saturday!

Summer Season: Starting June 1st.

Technical Speedskating Session: $10 per skater

Saturdays at 7:45am – 8:50am.
Please arrive at 7:25am for set up.

Dryland Session: $5 per skater

Wednesdays at 6:00pm- 7:00pm
All Practices are held at Oregon Ice Rink, Oregon, WI
 

For Week Long Training Schedule look at calendar found on Practice Schedule under JOIN THE TEAM Menu Item. For detailed workouts, talk to Coach Sarge and Team Snap.

Travels to Netherlands and Germany

05/25/2019

Good afternoon,

As a few of you know, I (coach Mary) am traveling for few weeks and I thought I’d give a short update. I am traveling through Netherlands and Germany for a Rotary International fellowship exchange and convention. I arrived on Thursday, after traveling for approx 14 hrs.

It is currently 11pm in Groningen. It is one of the most northern points of Netherlands. I am staying at a host family, along with my mom. We spent the day looking at energy plants and wind mills, as well as large harbors.

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Before Groningen, we spent 2 days in Bremen, Germany. I took photos of the old town architecture, a political presentation, and the Bremen Town Musicians (look up Grimm’s fairytale).

Before I left he U.S. I checked for ice rinks, but unfortunately most ice has been melted down for he season. Nonetheless, I am still walking on the soil of a great history of speed skating.

Cheers,

Coach Mary

06/01/2019

I’m arrived in Hamburg, Germany for the International Rotary Convention. I’m sad to have missed the first ice of summer session, but I am enjoying my travels! The past week, I participated in a Rotary friendship exchange near Groningen, Netherlands. Here are a few photos of my experiences.

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06/07/2019
Last week, I attended the RI convention, here are some photos of Hamburg, Germany.

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Greetings from Berlin, Germany. I know, I know… this is the longest blog posting ever. I’m too lazy to separate them all out into a series!

Today I visited the local library, some remains of the Berlin Wall, a number of WWII memorials, and will be attending the philharmonic symphony tonight. Then tomorrow, will be heading to the Hamburg airport and will be back in good old Wisconsin, the next day.

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Training at the Pettit Center

A few of our MSSC team just finished their 5th dryland Speed Skating session with Katherine Reutter-Adamek..she is a World Champion and 2 X Olympic Medalist…she is right smack in the middle of the photo…she is the Right Stuff..

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Dryland with Katherine Reutter-Adamek, at the Pettit Center. Left to Right (Back row): Mary, Dan, Katherine, Moses, Dennis. Left to Right (Front row): Conor, Liza. Photo taken on May 18th, 2019

 

 

I look forward to using some of her techniques and drills this summer at our MSSC dryland sessions! I look forward to seeing you on Wednesdays at 6pm at Oregon Ice Rink!

 

Cheers,

Coach Mary

Summer Training Season

Summer Season: Starting June 1st.

Technical Speedskating Session: $10 per skater

Saturdays at 7:45am – 8:50am.

Please arrive at 7:25am for set up.

Dryland Session: $5 per skater

Wednesdays at 6:00pm- 7:00pm

All Practices are held at Oregon Ice Rink, Oregon, WI

 

For Week Long Training Schedule look at calendar found on Practice Schedule under JOIN THE TEAM Menu Item. For detailed workouts, talk to Coach Sarge and Team Snap.

Team Banquet 2018-2019

This past weekend, the MSSC came back together to celebrate the finish of another skating season.

It sure looked like everyone enjoyed being back on the ice after our month break. Our open ice time became the unofficial start to our summer season, with a 10×3 warm up and everything. I loved feeling the ice under my feet and seeing everyone ready to start up again, full speed ahead. I know I’m looking forward to summer and I hope you are too!

Thank you to the planning committee for organizing the event. Thank you Bob for preparing the awards. Thank you coaches for the leadership on the ice.

And finally, a HUGE thank you to the Oregon Ice Rink and On Ice Promotions for all that you do for our club!

Thank you Justin Endo for recording!  Zip File for video recording of the 2019 skate banquet


Congrats to our skaters who earned awards this season!

Conor Greene: Most Improved Award
Mathew Voegeli: Coach’s award
Calvin Williams: Bill Carrow Award

First Time Competitors:
Andy and Anna Endo, Eliza Rhodehamel,
Haze and Haden Park, Coach Mary

Andy and Anna Endo: First Time Competitors

ST Nationals Championship Qualifiers:
Coach Sarge, Isaiah Janisch, Mathew Voegeli,
Calvin Williams, Eliza Rhodehamel, Andy Endo

Cheers,

Coach Mary

A Big Thank You

Thank you to Tom and the Riley Family, Bob, and the rest of Madison Speed Skating Club for hosting an amazing weekend of speed skating. With out the help of our volunteer coaches, parents, and skaters; the weekend would not have been as successful as it was.

So Thank you. Thank you for your time and effort, for you dedication to the sport, for seeking out sponsors, baking muffins, organizing people, setting up pads, and for all the other background logistics no one really sees. Thank you.

A special Thank you to Tom and the Riley Family for your continued support and dedication to the Madison Speed Skating Club. We can count on you to jump in and take lead in every aspect of the sport, from hosting events, organizing food, helmet covers, grab bags and more, refereeing, ice crew, and coaching.

 

We are sad to see you go, but we wish you luck in the future. You will always be welcome in our skating family. We hope to fill the shoes you have left behind and continue to advance our skaters to the next level and build a love of skating and community in Madison and beyond.  We appreciate and respect all that you have done for the club over the years and the sport of speed skating. Thank you.

 

Thank you,

Madison Coaches

ST National Championship 2019

Wow, What a Weekend!

Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make this weekend a success!

Congratulations to all of our National’s Skaters. We are so proud of you and how much you have achieved this year!

A special congrats goes to all of our first time Nat’s competitors as well.

 

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Here are the final Standings. Pb’s all over the place and each hung with the best in the country! They worked so hard and it paid off.

Coach Dan (Sarge) Greene: 1st

Isaiah Janisch; 8th

Calvin Williams: 17th

Mathew Volegeli: 22nd

Andy Endo: 18th

Eliza Rhodahamel: 12th

 

Watch Live Stream Video Archive:

SpeediCast Videos on Youtube: “SpeediCast-2019 Short Track Age Group Nationals/Am Cup 3

 

More on YouTube. Click on Title to be redirected to YouTube site.

Madison Coaches

 

 

 

Short Track National’s Next Weekend!

It’s been an exciting week of planning for the ST National’s and American Cup coming up next weekend. The Chinese team has arrived and a number of our team have been able to watch their practices.. so cool. Man do they make it look easy.

Volunteers have been working tirelessly  in the background, finalizing logistics, such as marking the track, collecting donations, baking food, and more. Thank you for all of your hard work!

Finally, look at all the cool press we are getting. I’ve seen a local press release and a radio ad so far. Check them out!

Radio Advertisement:

Connect Verona Press Release

I look forward to seeing everyone there =D

Cheers, Coach Mary