Park Ridge and Franklin Park Meets

Great Job to the Madison Team this weekend, several skaters skated one or both days. Madison Brought home several Championships along with several Personal Bests. 

Here is who skated both days:

Sat (Park Ridge) 

Jack (Our adopted IL skater)- Won the fastest 1000M award, for the entire meet”Called the Rich Widmark Award. He ended up finishing 2nd over all. Skating with the fastest skaters at the meet!

Calvin – Finished 4th, skating with Jack and the rest of the fastest Skaters in the meet. He was flying from what Coach Mary says!

Daniel – Skated very well! He was in a very tough group as well. He is so improved over last year and you can see it on the ice, every time he skates

Sunday (Franklin Park) –Barrel Buster 

Conor- Champion in Group 3

Coach Mary- Champion in Group 8

Coach Sarge- Champion in Group 9

Jack (Our adopted IL skater) 2nd place in group 7 (The fastest skaters at the meet) 

Calvin- 4th place place in group 7 (The fastest skaters at the meet) He had several PB’s, highlighted by a 2nd place finish in the 500M!!!

Daniel – Skated very well, he was in a very tough group, fought through a couple of falls and skated very well!

 

Bont Boot and Blade- Special Offers

 

Looking for equipment of your own? We have two special offers for boot and blades packages from our vendors. Boots are fully heat moldable.

 

Entry Level / Competition and Recreation:

 Bont Patriot  Boots with Bont  Blades $199

https://shop.bont.com/collections/short-track-skates/products/st-patriot-special-offer

 

Entry to Intermediate / Competition:

Bont Patriot Boots with  EVO Chrome blades  $ 499

http://specialequipment.com/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=86

 

Questions? Contact Madison Coaches

 

Season Starts Soon! Come Join Us

Madison Speedskating Practice 2019-2020 season starts on Monday, September 16that 5:30-7:20

The following is important information for the beginning of the season. Please read thoroughly and reach out with questions.

Parent Involvement and Engagement:

Parents, you will be expected to be actively engaged in club practice and meets this season. Please be prepared to help. You will be asked to help in various areas and participate in our club. Don’t worry about experience, you will be given guidance as necessary. Veteran members, please be prepared to help new families with any questions they may have.

Speedskating is a family sport and therefore family engagement is key. US Speedskating certified coach(es) must be on the ice before any skater can enter. Therefore, in order for your child (and/or yourself) to have as much ice time as possible and to have actively engaged coaches on the ice. The club relies on your help. You are now part of our skating family and community. Please step up as needed to help set up and take down pads, tighten skates, keep the skater box organized, open doors on and off the ice, and more.

This is not swimming lessons where you drop your child off, and sit back and watch, while letting the instructors completely care for the child. Speedskating can be a dangerous sport and we appreciate all you do to keep it safe, fun, and healthy.

 

Team Snap:

Team snap is our central communication tool and will be used for volunteering duties, practice and meet schedules, etc. Please keep an eye on the app (or website) and keep your availability up to date. a tutorial on how to use team snap is below.

https://helpme.teamsnap.com/category/393-member-and-fan-guides

 

First 10 practices for as follows:

5:40p-6:10p: Learn to Speedskate and Technical Training.

Everyone is welcome to join this first half of practice. It will focus on learning and practicing basic skills—basic position, gliding, crossovers, pressure into ice, and more. If you are new to the sport or feel you could benefit from more technical drills and one-one coaching. Come Join Us!

 6:10-7:10: Club Practice

The second half will be more geared towards skating laps and gaining endurance. Coaching will be general to each group, with occasional one-one with skater but less than in the first half of practice. There will be quick transitions between activities and groups.

Club Practice Arrival:

When you arrive at the rink, walk through the lobby, into the ice area and go right, towards the locker rooms and hockey benches. There will be signs on the locker-rooms we are allowed to use.

 

A US Speedskating certified coach must be on the ice at all times. Therefore, once your child is ready to skate, instruct them to stay on the bench until the coach calls them out on the ice, for the start of practice.

 

Duties we need help with for 1st Practice: Please indicate availability to help on Team snap by emailing/calling Mary Murphy, adding a note to your availability for practice, or assigning yourself for the duty. Many of these repeat each week…

  • Skater Box- Help pull out skates and skins while keeping it organized
  • Sign Out Binder- Logging rented out equipment
  • Label helmets with skater’s name
  • Pad set up and take down
  • Bench door opener and safety monitor
  • Help with membership form and safe sport certification collection

 

Renting Equipment.

All the club skates have been sharpened and are ready for use. Please ensure to complete the rental agreement in the membership packet and return during first practice. You will be able to take home your rented skates and skin — $50 for the season.

Club Skates and Skins:

If you plan to use club skates or skins, please arrive by 5:20pm in order to check them out. We have limited number of each, so it will be based on a first come first serve basis.

There will be an opportunity to order skins in the near future, once the season starts up. Finally, remember to bring your own helmet (bike helmet is ok to use), gloves, and warm clothes that you can move in (i.e. sweatpants). Additionally, if you’d like to purchase equipment (skates, helmet, etc), talk to Coach Sarge or Coach Mary and look at the vendor page on the club’s website, under “purchasing equipment.”

 

If your skates do not currently have guards (i.e. you only see a sharp blade), take care to only walk on rubber mats and not on tile, cement, etc. Find a veteran parent or coach to find guards for the future.

 

Membership Paperwork

Membership paperwork packet can be found in the Media tab of Team Snap as well as on our website. Madisonspeedskatingclub.org. Under “Join the Team\Parent Info”. Please complete and return during the first practice. Limited Paper copies will be available at the rink, during practice.

 Membership Dues:

Learn to Skate (L2S): 10 sessions $100.

1st Year ($250)

Individual after 1st year ($500)

Family Cap ($1,000)

L2S for 10 sessions $100 – will be applied to 1st year membership if L2S Skater decides to join the MSSC club

 

Payments: Dues can be paid in full or you can pay 1/2 based on dates below:

Installments are due as follows:

10/15/2019

12/15/2019

Other Items.

If you or your skater wants to complete this year. You will need to become a member of US Speedskating. https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/members-and-clubs/membership/membership-registration

 

If you are 18+ years of age. You must provide verification of completion for Safe Sport to MSSC. To complete SafeSport Training, you are required to become at least a “Speedskating Nation Fan” member of US Speedskating, which is $25. https://www.teamusa.org/us-speedskating/about/safesport

 

2019-2020 Practice Schedule is Here!

The Season will start SEPT 16.

Check out the Practice Schedule 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.