Welcome to SSNW, the Official Website for the USARS Speed Skating NorthWest Region. This is a very basic site, to start, and will hopefully progress to become a very informative area for all. Take a look around and let us know if there are any changes or additions that we can make to make this site more useful to the skaters and families in our region.
Dear Athletes, Coaches, and Parents, Due to the recent worldwide events involving the Coronavirus, it is with great disappointment that we have decided to postpone the Battle in Seattle speed skating competition until further notice. Recent developments locally … Continue reading →
Below is the information for the NSC Tacoma Invitational. For entry forms or questions please contact Robin Olson at Robin@pronsc.com
We will have the same races as last year:
Beginner divisions Juvenile – Veteran
Elite divisions Tiny Tot – Premier (no grand divisions)
2 man/2 lady relays
2 mixed relays
3 anything relays (these can be all male, all female, or any combination – they will race against each other, so if you put together a team of all boys, they could potentially run against a team of all girls)
3 person Pro-Am draw relays
If your skater is only skating beginner, their entry fee is $20 plus $15 for an additional beginner division, or relays. If your skater is skating both beginner and elite, their entry fee is $45 ($30 for elite, plus $15 additional), plus $15 for any additional divisions or relays. If your skater is only skating relays, their entry fee is $15 per relay (no first event fee).
NSC Tryout info ($75 entry fee):
NSC Tryouts will be run as separate division races. Skaters may try out for only sprints, only endurance, or both. If the skater qualifies in the SPRINT category and does not qualify in the ENDURANCE category, they will participate in the NSC as a SPRINT athlete. If the skater qualifies in both categories, they will be given their choice to compete as a SPRINT athlete or an ENDURANCE athlete.
Registration and entry fees are due by January 31st. Tentative schedule is below.
Saturday, February 8th
Doors open 6:30am
Practice 7:00 – 8:00am
Beginner Middle Distance 8:00 – 9:00
Elite Middle Distance 9:00 – 11:30
Elite Short Distance Heats 11:30 – 12:00
Two Mixed 12:00 – 1:30
Two Man/Two Lady 1:30 – 2:30
Three Anything 2:30 – 4:45
Relay Awards 4:45
Clear Building 5:15
Sprint Finals for Primary – Freshman during the evening NSC event
Sunday, February 9th
Doors open 7:30am
Beginner Short Distance 8:00 – 9:00
Elite Short Distance 9:00 – 10:30
Elite Long Distance 10:30 – 1:00
Pro-Am 1:00 – 1:45
*Possible 100m time trials depending on time