Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Meet Olympic Speedskaters!

As you might know, my son is a speedskater. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet some of the Olympian Speedskaters and find out more about the sport!

  In partnership with US Speedskating, The Glen Ellyn Speed Skating Club is hosting an opportunity for skaters young and old to meet current members of U.S. Speed Skating Team just back from PyeongChang.

This will be the only Chicago area stop of the 19 city tour.

On Wednesday April 4 from 3:30-6 pm, come and watch some of the best speedskaters in the world as they tell you their stories, provide a speedskating demo, and give advice on how to be the best speedskater you can be! Olympians at the Glen Ellyn event will include three-time Olympian Mitch Whitmore (Waukesha, Wisc.) and 2018 Olympian Aaron Tran (Federal Way, Wash.)

Admission is free so bring your friends, your family, and anyone who is interested in the sport of speedskating.

Free Admission. All ages. No skating experience required.

The 2018 US Speedskating Team


  • Meet and Greet
  • Q&A with Olympians
  • Try Speed Skating
  • Demonstration Race/Relay
Checkin is from 3:30 pm-4pm.
Ice time from 4-5:30 pm,
and the Q& A will go from 5:30pm-6pm.

Bring a helmet and your own skates (Hockey or Figure Skates are fine) or let them  know on the registration form if you need to rent skates. ”Walk-ins” are welcome, but pre-registration is strongly recommended.   To register, visit https://asai.wufoo.com/forms/tour-of-olympians/

Parents must be present to sign a waiver at check-in for anyone age 18 and under. Parents of those age 13 and under must stay for the duration of the program.

WHEN:  April 4 from 3:30 pm-6 pm
WHERE:  Triphahn Ice Arena--1685 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169
COST:  Free.
REGISTER:  Not required, but highly recommended. REGISTER ONLINE
FOR MORE INFO:  email glenellynspeedskating@gmail.com or visit http://glenellynspeedskating.org/

The tour will visit 18 other cities:  Here are the other dates.
Find out more on the US Speedskating site

Tour Dates / City (subject to change)
March 23-25 / Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
March 26 / Walpole, Mass.
March 27 / Shelton, Conn.
March 28 / West Orange, N.J.
March 29 / Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
March 31 / Anacostia, Washington D.C.
April 2 / Cleveland Heights, Ohio
April 3 / Midland, Mich.
April 4 / Glen Ellyn, Ill.
April 5 / Milwaukee, Wisc.
April 6 / Green Bay, Wisc.
April 8 / Madison, Wisc.
April 9 / Champaign, Ill.
April 10 / St. Louis, Mo.

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