Banked Track (Outdoor) Skating in the U.S.

June 13, 2017

USARS sanctioned outdoor skating clinics and competitions in the U.S. are held at either the U.S. Olympic Training Center Velodrome in Colorado Springs, Colorado or Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome in Hollywood, Florida.  There are a few other tracks in the U.S. where skaters sometimes train, but most skaters who don’t live near this small number of tracks train in parking lots, paved trails, or on the road.

U.S. Olympic Training Center Velodrome, Colorado Springs, CO

USOC Velodrome

The Colorado Springs Velodrome is the home of most of the banked track clinics and competitions in the U.S.  It is also the location for the USARS Outdoor Speedskating National Championships (ODN).  Some inline speedskating clubs also train at the Colorado Velodrome such as Synergy Inline Speedskating and Skate City Competitive Skating.

Colorado Springs Dome

The Colorado Springs velodrome is now covered by a year-round temperature controlled dome.  The following events are held at the Colorado Springs Velodrome.

  • Team USA Trials and Outdoor National Championships (ODN)
    • Usually in June
    • Any Age
    • To compete at ODN, skater must qualify at one of the other banked track clinics or competitions.
    • Consists of several days of skating at the velodrome and two days of road skating at a nearby paved lot.
  • Spring Developmental Banked Track Clinic
    • Usually end of April or beginning of May
    • Any Age
  • Future Team USA Training Camp
    • Usually in August
    • Age 13 or younger
  • Fall Developmental Banked Track Clinic
    • Usually end of September or beginning of October
    • Any Age
  • Under the Dome Banked Track Invitational & Mile High Classic Short Track Open
    • Usually end of December to January 1
    • Any Age
    • The last day is a Short Track Speed Skating (ice) competition at the nearby World Arena

Brian Piccolo Sports Park & Velodrome, Hollywood, FL

Brian Piccolo Velodrome.jpg

The Velodrome at Brian Piccolo Sports Park in Florida has hosted USARS Banked Track Clinics, The Palm Beach ChallengeThe American Club Championship, and The America’s Cup of  Clubs competitions.  While there currently are no sanctioned events at this track, local clubs and visiting international teams train here.