Welcome to SSNW

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.


Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games

From the Team USA – Inline Speed Skating facebook page


Next October the world will see Olympic Rings for Inline Speed Skating!  Buenos Aires will host the Youth Olympic Games October 1-12, 2018.  Qualifying skaters will be selected from World Championships in Holland next July.  It will be a tough year for our Youth skaters: only 1 from a country, only 12 participants total, over all placements for the 500m 1000m and 5k.

From the official Qualification System papers, word for word.

“To be eligible to participate in the Youth Olympic Games, athletes must have been born between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2003.”

Only 8 months until Worlds. Short rest then time to get training!


Bill Begg Clarifies Some Things

Youth Olympics 2018 Buenus Aires Argentina. This special event for speed skating is all settled. In all fairness to everyone let me make clear the key points, as there is a lot of confusion & mis- information regarding it.

  1. The 12 boys & 12 girls under 19 will be picked from the First Week in July World Championships in Heerde Holland.  Those who are 19 have been excluded from the junior grade from 2018.  Finish this worlds get home get re-organized a short break & Bingo only 8 months left.
  2. The events that the participants will be picked from are the same 3 events that will be raced for the overall 1 set of medals on the Bank track, 500 meters, 1,000 meters & 5,000 Elimination.  No use winning one & not doing anything in the others or else you will miss out.
  3. The first 5 overall of the 3 events will be picked but they must be from different countries.  If for instance 1st was Colombia & 5th was Colombia, whoever was 6th would be awarded the place.
  4. Next are the top ones from each of the 5 continents but none are to be from a country already selected.  So now we will have 5 continents & the 5 skaters can be from anywhere as long as not from a country already represented.
  5. The host country Argentina is allowed 1 boy & 1 girl.
  6. The IOC is allowed a wild card 1 boy & 1 Girl.  But still only 1 boy & 1 Girl from each country, even after the IOC have included their Wildcard.


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2017-2018 NorthWest Region Meet Schedule

2017-2018 NorthWest Region Meet Schedule

National Championships

  • Date T.B.D.: Outdoor Inline National Championships and World Team USA Tryouts – Colorado Springs, CO
  • Date T.B.D.: Indoor National Championships – Lincoln, NE


2017 Oregon State Games – Outdoor Banked Track Skating Event, Sunday July 30, 2017

Hosted by GSW Racing

Sunday, July 30, 2017 – Noon to 5pm

Powell Valley Elementary School
4825 SE Powell Valley Rd
Gresham, Oregon 97080


Troy Chambers
(971) 570- 4742

Oregon Amateur Sports Foundation
(503) 520-1319

Event Information

  • Skating events at the 150m outdoor banked track
  • Ages 7 to 70
  • Entry: $20 for the first 2 events, $4 each additional event
  • 300m time trials and distances from 5 to 60 laps
  • For Inline & Quad skates
  • Register online @ stategamesoforegon.org
  • 11 am onsite registration, 1st race @ noon
  • Bring plenty of sun screen to avoid the burn and bring your own seating and shade
  • Hydration will be provided

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State Games of Oregon Webpage
National Congress of Sate Games Webpage

State Games of Oregon Skater on Podium 350x350


Indoor National Championships, Lincoln, NE, July 15-22, 2017

USARS is posting daily schedule updates HERE.

Tentative Schedule as of 04/26/17

Download Complete Tentative Schedule Here

Note: This schedule can and will likely change before and during the week of the event.  Check for schedule changes at the end of EVERY event day

  • Sat, July 15 – Practice for all Division Distances
  • Sun, July 16 – Inline Division (All Middle)
  • Mon, July 17 – Inline Division (All Short & Long Heats)
  • Tue, July 18 – Inline Division (Long Quarter, Semi, Finals) & 2 Person Relay Practice
  • Wed, July 19 – 2 Person Relay Races
  • Thu, July 20 – 3 Person & 4 Person Relay Practice & Races
  • Fri, July 21 – Quads Division Practices & Races
  • Sat, July 22 – Quads Relay Practices & Races

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Website: http://www.speedwayvillage.com/

Speedway Village is located off of Highway 77 and Van Dorn St on the west side of Lincoln. Our location provides great access from Interstate 80 and Highway 77
Phone: (402) 937-8958
Email: SSVLincolnNE@gmail.com
345 Speedway Cir. Lincoln, NE 68502
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SpeedwayVillage
Twitter: @SSVLincolnNE
Instagram: www.instagram.com/speedway_village


Photo, Video and Live Streaming Packages http://Shots4Sports.com/


2017 Indoor National Championships 3 Person Relay – Pilot Program for 2017 Indoor National Championships

From USARS Speed Committee

Must qualify to skate the 2017 Indoor National Championship in the 3 person relay event from each region’s 2017 Regional Championships.

  • Relay Every Lap
  • Juvenile – 3 PERSON – 15 Laps  (3 GIRLS or 3 BOYS or ANY COMBINATION OF MIXED GENDER)
  • Freshmen – (Elementary & Freshman) – 3 LADY, 3 MAN – 30 Laps
  • Senior – (Soph Jr, Sr & Classic) – 3 LADY – 45 Laps
  • Senior – (Soph Jr, Sr & Classic) – 3 MAN – 60 Laps
  • Masters – (Master & Above) – 3 LADY, MAN – 45 Laps

(There are no 3 mixed relays for the Freshmen and above 3 person relay events at the 2017 Indoor National Championships during this Pilot Program.)


2017 National Championships
Important Facts And Information

Speed Pass – Valid Saturday, July 15 through and including Saturday, July 22. Cost will be $40 ($70 value).

Check out the exhibit area for all your skating needs.  Whether it is action or still photos, videos, wheels, boots, frames, plates, bearings, shirts, uniforms, jackets, warm ups, or bags, there are plenty of exhibitors to service your needs.

Programs may be purchased at the USARS Information & Registration Center or the box office for $10.00 each.
Regional Reps Meeting, Saturday, July 15, 2017, 9:00 am, Speedway
Seminar – Speed Tabulators, Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10:00 am, Speedway
Seminar – Meet Directors, Saturday, July 15, 2017, 1:00 pm, Speedway
Coaches Meeting – Elite, Saturday, July 16, 2017, 2:30 pm, Speedway
Officials Meeting, Saturday, July 16, 2017, 3:30 pm, Speedway
Honors Reception, Saturday, July 16, 2017, 5:00 pm, The Graduate
Honors Presentation, Monday, July 17, 2017, 6:15 pm, Competition Floor

Be sure to attend the Hall of Fame and Honors Receptions as USA Roller Sports honors our outstanding athletes, coaches, and volunteers from 2017.  The Speed and Rink Hockey receptions will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm, The Graduate Downtown.  Speed awards will be presented during the opening ceremonies on Monday evening, July 17, 2017 on the competition floor.


USARS Event Page
USARS National Elite Inline Speed Records
USARS National Novice Inline Speed Records


NSC at IDN, Lincoln, NE, July 15, 2017

The National SpeedSkating Circuit (NSC) presents
Professional SpeedSkating in Lincoln NE
at the Speedway Village on July 15th.
Witness the best professional men and women indoor speed skaters in the world battle it out for
money, pride, and bragging rights.
Tickets are available at shop.pronsc.com.
The event is family friendly.
The event will be broadcasted live at pronsc.com for FREE.
To witness the event in person admission is only $15.

The National SpeedSkating Circuit heads to Lincoln NE

USA Roller Sports announced a major collaboration today with the National SpeedSkating Circuit to host an NSC event at the 2017 US Indoor Speed Skating National Championships to be held in Lincoln, Nebraska.

NSC President, Miguel Jose, and USARS Sport and Operation’s Director, Ricci Porter, spearheaded the idea of bringing the NSC to Lincoln.

“The collaboration between the NSC and USA Roller Sports came with our card holding members and their families in mind,” Porter said.  “We wanted to add additional value to the US Indoor Speed Championships and we thought what better way to do this, than showcasing some of the best the sport has to offer the night before the Speed Championships start.”

The NSC event will be held on July 15, 2017 at 6PM.  As part of the proposal, the NSC volunteered to donate $3 per ticket sale toward funding of the US World Team.  Jose explained, “Inline speed skating is such an amazing sport, and the NSC feels a responsibility to help create an environment for our current skaters to share in the same opportunities the previous generation did.”

The proposal was passed by the speed committee, finance and board of directors. Third generation rink owner, speed coach and speed committee member Shaun Pattison said, “I think it’s a great idea to bring the NSC to US Speed Nationals.  I’ve been fortunate enough to watch several NSC events live and they are always a lot of fun.  This is an awesome opportunity for all the skaters who are not from the West Coast to watch NSC live.”

“At the end of the day,” Pattison said, “I am for anything that gives my skaters and their parents another reason to attend Nationals.”

“We are really excited to shake things up a bit.  We are working towards a more progressive climate at USA Roller Sports and the collaboration with the NSC is one of our first steps in a new direction. Increasing activities that attract more attention to the sport and increase memberships is a vital component of our mission.” said Board President Bill Spooner.

Tickets are available at shop.pronsc.com.   $3 from each ticket sold will go directly to the 2017 World Team.


You can listen to NSC in Lincoln 106.3 KFRX



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Outdoor National Championships, Colorado Springs, CO, June 14-23, 2017)

Download the complete Tentative schedule here.
See schedule updates at the end of this post.

Tentative Daily Schedule

  • June 14, 15, 16 – Practice
  • June 16 – Practice & 300m Time Trials
  • June 17-19 – Track Championships
  • June 20 – Road Practice & Rain Day for Track Events
  • June 21- 22 – Road Championships
  • June 23 – Rain Day for Road Events

Early Bird Practices ($10 drop in fee)

  • Wednesday June 7
  • Saturday June 10
  • Monday June 12
  • Tuesday June 13

Deadline: Applications are due to the USA Roller Sports National Office on or before May 16, 2017. After May 16, 2017, the entry fees are double.
UPDATE: ODN and TEAM USA TRIALS application late fees will be waived through June 1, 2017.

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It is official!  The Track Championships for ODN 2017 will take place Under The Dome!  Watch this VIDEO where Kelly Springer gives us a tour of the Velodrome and its year-round temperature-controlled Dome.



Learn more about ODN, the Velodrome and Dome in this Kelly Springer interview by Boomer and the Coach.



Application Download
Facebook Event Page
USARS Event Page
USARS National Banked Track Speed Records
USARS National Road Speed Records

Schedule Updates:

Friday, June 16, 2017

  • 7:30am Gates Open
  • 8-11 am Practice ($10 for morning)
  • 8-11 am Final Track Instruction Observation for Regional Level-1
  • 8-11 am Athlete’s orientation, Helmet Check, Registration
  • 11:30 am Athletes, Coach’s, & Official’s meeting
  • 2:30pm Gates Open
  • 3:00pm Opening Ceremonies (Velodrome)
  • 3:15pm
    • Warm-up – Junior World Class Women & Men
      Junior World Class Women and Men – 300m TT – Series
    • Warm-up – Senior World Class Women & Men
      Senior World Class Women and Men – 300m TT – Series
    • Junior and Senior World Class – 300m – Final
  • 7:45pm
    • Warm-up – Junior World Class Women & Men
      Junior World Class Women and Men – 300m TT – Final
    • Warm-up – Senior World Class Women & Men
      Senior World Class Women and Men – 300m TT – Final
  • Awards


Team USA – Inline Speed Skating

2017 Oregon State Games – Indoor Speed Skating Championships, June 18, 2017

Hosted by GSW Racing

Sunday, June 18 – Doors open at 7am, first race is at 8am

Gresham Skate World
1220 NE Kelly Ave
Gresham, OR 97030

Note: The outdoor portion of this even is scheduled for July 30, 2017, noon to 4PM at Powell Valley Elementary, 4825 SE Powell Valley Rd, Gresham, OR 97080


Troy Chambers
(971) 570- 4742

Oregon Amateur Sports Foundation
(503) 520-1319

Event Information

  • Open to inline & quad skates
  • Quad & inline events will be run separately
  • All USARS division distances will be run
  • Novice and elite events
  • No relay events
  • Entry Fee: $25 first event, $10 additional events
  • Onsite registration will be avalable the morning of the event
  • Awards for 1st through 3rd place
  • Doors open at 7am.  1st race at 8am

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State Games of Oregon Webpage
National Congress of Sate Games Webpage

State Games of Oregon Skater on Podium 350x350


Northwest Regional Championships, Portland, May 20-22, 2017


 Oaks Park Roller Rink
7805 SE Oaks Park Way
 Portland, Oregon 97202


The 2017 Northwest Regional Speed Skating Championships are at Oaks Park Roller Rink Saturday May 20 to Monday May 22.

Admission is free to watch some of the fastest people on inline skates as they qualify for Nationals in July.

Sprint races are on the schedule Saturday, May 20 9:00 am to 11:00 am. You won’t want to miss this!

Pre-Order your
2017 Regional Championships T-Shirt

TENTATIVE NW Regional Championships Schedule

***Events may be run up to one hour early and many hours late***

Download the complete schedule PDF here.

2017 NW Regional Championships Schedule - Day 1

2017 NW Regional Championships Schedule – Day 1

2017 NW Regional Championships Schedule - Day 2

2017 NW Regional Championships Schedule – Day 2

2017 NW Regional Championships Schedule - Day 3

2017 NW Regional Championships Schedule – Day 3

Official USARS 3 Person Relay Divisions and Distances

Facebook Event Page
USARS Event Page
Team Oaks Facebook Page

2016 NW Regional Championships Elite Division Records
2016 NW Regional Championships Relay Records
2016 NW Regional Championships Novice Division Records

USARS National Elite Inline Speed Records
USARS National Novice Inline Speed Records


Spokane Classic, April 22-23, 2017

Pattison’s Inline Racing Presents

The Spokane Classic

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  • All 3 division distances will be run
  • No Elite grand divisions
  • Beginner Juvenile through Veteran divisions
  • All 2 person/mixed relays
  • 3 person/mixed relays will be run instead of 4 person
  • Events with 3 or less entries could be run with other events
  • Challenging up is allowed, as long as it doesn’t change the event to heats


  • Skaters’ name must be on the USARS Member List
  • Coaches, please mark YES or NO on application if they are on the list


  • $25.00 first event
  • $10.00 each additional event
  • Spectators Free


Friday, April 21, 5:00pm ‐ 7:00pm, $5.00

Floor Size

95′ x 175′ Maple Rotunda with new WP‐8


  • Entries postmarked by Friday, April 7
  • Entries will not be accepted without payment


Pattison’s North Roller Skating Center
11309 N. Mayfair Rd
Spokane, WA

  • Take Division Street exit off of I‐90
  • Head North for 6 miles and take a left onto Falcon St

Host Hotel

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
801 N Division St., Spokane

  • $129.00/night
  • Group name: Spokane Classic


  • In elite division, all 3 races will be run
  • Northwest Region Rules will be followed regarding divisions with heats in the long race


Heat distance could be shortened to save time


Opens will take place if time permits

NW Teams

Please send your race series money directly to Laura Sweers

Race Information




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Pattison’s Inline Racing

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