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.


SKAGITSTRONG Inline Speed Skating Meet, December 9-10, 2017

Skagit Skate
390 Cedar St.
Burlington, WA 98233

CONTACT: Tari Caswel
(360) 941-4962
WHEN: December 9th and 10th, 2017.
DIVISIONS: Novice Juvenile divisions and up. All Elite divisions except for Grands. 2-person relays except Primary and Esquire.
3-person relays.
Events with 3 or less entries may be run with other events.
ENTRY FEE: $30 for the first event and $15 for each additional event. $15 for relays only if not skating individual events.
SPECTATORS: Free Admission.
PRACTICE: Friday, December 8th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm Cost is $5.00.
FLOOR SIZE: 800 x 1500 with new plastic. 8 skaters may be run on the starting line.
DEADLINE: Entries received by Friday, December 1, 2017. Make one check payable to Skagit Skate. Please use our signup sheet.


DIVISIONS: In Novice and Elite divisions, all 3 distance races will be ran. The long distance race will be a final and will be a rolling start if there are more than 8 skaters. Start position will be determined by order of points with the skater with the highest total in first and so on. Skaters without points will draw cards to determine starting position.
RELAYS: Heat distance could be shortened to 20 laps to save time.

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DIRECTIONS: From I-5 take exit 230 and head East onto Highway 20. Turn right onto Burlington Blvd heading South. Turn left onto Cedar St. heading East. Skagit Skate is located on the right hand side of Cedar St.


FAIRFIELD MARIOTT: 3.1 miles from the rink. We currently have a block of rooms at the hotel at $94 per night. Let them know you are with the “Speed Group”. (360)757-2717
COCUSA MOTEL: Less than 1 mile from rink. (360)757-6044
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS: 1.1 miles from the rink. (360)755-7338
HAMPTON INN: 1.5 miles from the rink. (360)757-7100

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NSC Season 8, November 18, 2017

NSC Professional Inline Speedskating

Saturday, November 18th 2017
Season 8
Tacoma Armory


715 S 11th St Tacoma WA 98405
Doors Open 5:30pm
Racing Starts 6:30pm
Admission $15

If you like watching racing sports this event is for you.  Action packed racing on inline speed skates with the worlds best men and women indoor inline speed skaters.  All ages welcome, kids under 6 get in FREE.  For a 15 dollar ticket you can’t find a better bang for your buck.  The Tacoma Armory is located on 11th and Yakima in Downtown Tacoma, next to Bates Technically College.  Parking is Free on the weekends.  You can get tickets at the door or at shop.pronsc.com.  Hope to see you there.


2017 NSC Tac-Town Invitational Schedule (11/13/17)
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NSC Presents the Tac Town Invitational, November 18-19, 2017

Hey Everyone,

We wanted to get out some basic info for the Tacoma Invitational.  We are excited to be hosting this for our 4th straight year.  We know it’s early on in the season so we added some fun events for those of you who aren’t quite ready to race division yet.  We are doing a 3 person.  It’s 3 laps 3 times.  The teams can be made of of all guys, all girls or mixed.  In addition we will still have our 3 person pro-am race, where you will get to pick your favorite NSC skater to compete on your team.  And we are also still doing the 100m Time Trial.  Please spread the word.

NSC trials will be hosted during the meet like previous years, and the NSC pro night will be on Sat night.  We are working the schedule so we can add some of the younger divisions to race during NSC pro night to showcase some of the younger talent in our sport.

See all of you soon.  Robin Olson will be sending out the entry forms to your Coaches soon.  If you have any questions you can contact robin@pronsc.com.

    • Beginner and Elite divisions will be run (no grand divisions)
    • Beginners will have 2 distances (short and middle)
    • Elite division skaters will have 3 distances
    • NSC Tryouts Men and Women
    • All 2 person & 2 mixed relays
    • 3 anything relays (can be 3 man/3 lady or any combo)
    • 100m Time trials
    • NSC Pro-Am 3 person draw relays
    • $30 for elite division
    • $20 for beginner division
    • $15 for additional division
    • If you skate both beginner and elite it is only $45
    • Relays $15 each
    • If you are only skating relays and not division, you only pay $15 per relay.  There is NO first event fee!
    • $10.00 for the 3 person Pro-Am relay
    • $5.00 for the 100m Time trials
    • $75.00 for NSC Tryouts (Must be 15 or older as of 1/1/18)
  • Free Admission for SPECTATORS
  • $5.00 practice at 7:30am on Saturday Morning

2017 NSC Tac-Town Invitational Schedule (11/13/17)

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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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Register or Renew using the ***NEW*** USARS Online Registration Portal

USARS has completed its new Online Registration Portal.  All new or renewing athletes, coaches, officials, officers, and clubs/teams should go to  http://usars.rsportz.com/pages/membership-type to renew their USARS membership for the 2017-2018 season.

Remember, all skaters and USARS members, whether they are competing at meets or not, must have a valid Amateur Card (membership card).  You are not allowed to participate in team practices without one either.  If you had a card last season, it expired August 31, 2017.

Some things to note:

  • Your login and password from last year is no longer valid.  You will need to choose a new login
  • Everyone will get a new membership number
  • The old skater/club lookup tool is gone
  • Online registration requires payment by Credit Card
  • If you do not wish to register using the Online Registration Portal or do not wish to pay by credit card, you can mail in the paper Membership Application which is available at Forms.USARS.us

More information about the new USARS Online Registration Portal is available here.


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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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


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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.


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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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