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SHORT TRACK OHIO INVITATIONAL and HEARTLAND SERIES #4

 
98 Entries as of November 20, 2017


 Registration online only
 
deadline is tomorrow
Wednesday  November 22, 2017
at 11:59 pm EST

  

 

 

 Hello Everyone-
 
 Below are two links for the upcoming Ohio Invitational Meet/Heartland Series #4
 one for volunteers to sign up on to help at the event and the other for hospitality food items 
 needed that volunteers can use to help with the food/supply needs. 
 
 When you get a minute, could you send this e-mail to the members of your club. 
 The event is fast approaching and help is still needed.
 
 Thanks in advance for your assistance.
 Happy Thanksgiving!
 Tom Frank

 


  Yet another week with SPEEDSKATING on TV
  All on the new Olympic Sports channel.
  Same day coverage, both short track and long track.

  The schedule may be impacted by other live sport events.

   
ISU Long Track World Cup from From Stavanger, Norway.

   Day 1  Tuesday    Nov. 21   10:00 to 11:30AM

   Day 2  Tuesday    Nov.  21    4:00 to 6:00PM
              Wednesday Nov. 22  10:00AM to Noon

   Day 3  Wednesday Nov. 22    4:00AM to  6:00PM
             Thursday     Nov. 23  10:00AM to Noon     

 

  ISU Short Track World Cup from Seoul, S. Korea

   Day 1   Wednesday Nov. 22  12:30PM to 2:00PM
               Friday      Nov.   24    8:30AM to 10:00AM

   Day 2  Tuesday   Nov. 21    2:00PM to 4:00PM
              Thursday  Nov. 23    Noon to  2:00PM
               Friday     Nov. 24   10:00AM to Noon 

  

 

 

98 Entries as of November 20, 2017

SHORT TRACK OHIO INVITATIONAL
and
HEARTLAND SERIES #4

SATURDAY & SUNDAY DECEMBER 2 & 3, 2017
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS COMMUNITY CENTER ICE RINK
1 MONTICELLO BLVD.
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OHIO

Sanctioned by U.S. Speedskating and the Ohio Speedskating Association
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REGISTRATION:
Registration online only - deadline is November 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST
Click on link below to access online registration
(NOTE: ENTRIES LIMITED TO 150 SKATERS)
http://2017-ohio-invitational.eventbrite.com/

 Saturday, December 2, 2017:
      Check in at Cleveland Heights Rink                                                                 7:30-8:15 AM
      Warm Up                                                                                                             8:15 AM
      Racing                                                                                                9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Sunday, December 3, 2017:
      Warm Up                                                                                                              8:15 AM
      Racing                                                                                                  9:00 AM to1:00 PM
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            Heartland Racing Series #4 (HRS)
This series will be run in conjunction with the Ohio Invitational. In order to qualify to skate in the HRS, a skater must be age 12 or older, and have achieved a 1000m seed time, within the last year, of 1:48 for men, 1:58 for ladies. Skaters race the 500, 1000, and 1500, plus a special distance, time permitting. Please note that the HRS is open to any qualified skater nationwide or from other countries who wish to participate in this series.
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TENTATIVE OHIO INVITE DIVISIONS & RACES (dependent on # of entries and skating groups):
Masters 40 & over                                    500                777                1000            1500 Super Final
Masters 30-39                                          500                777                1000            1500 Super Final
Senior (19+)                                            500                777                1000            1500 Super Final
Junior A (17-18)                                       500                777                1000            1500 Super Final
Junior B (15-16)                                       500                777                1000            1500 Super Final
Junior C (13-14)                                      500                777                1000            1500 Super Final
Midget (11-12)                                         333                500                777              1000 Super Final
Pony (9-10)                                              222                333                500              777 Super Final
Pee Wee (7-8)                                          222                333                444              500 Super Final
Tiny Tot (6 & under)                                 111                222                333              444 Super Final

 All-points format will be used.  All skaters, registered and novice are invited to enter.  Events and divisions may be combined based on entries and time constraints. 

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ENTRY FEE & DEADLINE:
ONLINE ENTRY DEADLINE of November 22, 2017. 
ENTRIES LIMITED TO 150 COMPETITORS

ENTRY FEE OF $55 ($130 max per family).
            Helmet Cover Deposit of $10.00 required at check-in – please have exact change
          **NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED** 

ENTRY FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE

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Lindsay’s Law

A new law was passed in Ohio and went into effect in July, 2017. All parents of competitors and competitors (19 years of age and younger) taking part in sporting events in the State of Ohio are required to complete a training video raising awareness of the danger of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth athletes. This is required as soon as you take part in an organized sporting event (race & camp) in Ohio and a signed form has to be on file on an annual basis. Coaches will have to view the video and review the handouts. This is now Ohio State Law.  To give you a head start, we have included all necessary documents here for your convenience. 

Training Video >>
Handout and Signature Form >>

 

Please send all completed forms to Dennis Marquard at secretary@ohiospeedskating.com if you plan on competing or coaching in Ohio in the coming season. Doing this before the day(s) of the Ohio Invitational/Heartland Series event will save time during the registration process.  Thank you in advance for your understanding as we all begin to abide by this new law. 

 

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Click on link below to access online registration
(NOTE: ENTRIES LIMITED TO 150 SKATERS)
http://2017-ohio-invitational.eventbrite.com/

REQUIREMENTS:
Helmet, gloves, long sleeves, knee pads, neck protection and shin guards.

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HOTEL INFORMATION:
Cleveland Marriott East
26300 Harvard Road,
 Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44122

Last day to book by: 11/24/17
Marriott hotel(s) offering special group rate of $99.00 USD per night
Use the following link to book room (select guest type in drop down box as “Attendee”):
Book your group rate for Ohio Invitational
Hotel information: 
 http://www.clevelandmarriotteast.com/

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Looking for volunteers to help with running the meet.  Click on link below to sign up.
VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

 For questions about the meet contact Dennis Marquard at email: secretary@ohiospeedskating.com

      

 

2017 - 2018  OHIO  EVENTS
 
Dec 2 & 3, 2017 Ohio Invitational Meet / Heartland Series #4 Cleveland Hts, OH
Feb 24, 2018 Ohio State ST Championships Cleveland Hts, OH

 

 


MARK YOUR CALENDARS – POSSIBLE MEETS TO ATTEND:

  NOV 4, 2017 SARATOGA CUP/NE SERIES #1 SARATOGA SPR, NY
  NOV 11, 2017 PARK RIDGE ST OPEN PARK RIDGE, IL
  NOV 12, 2017 BARREL BUSTER FRANKLIN PARK, IL
  DEC 2-3, 2017 OHIO INVITATIONAL/HEARTLAND CLEVELAND HTS, OH
 
JAN. 20-21, 2018 US JR ST CHAMPIONSHIP GREEN BAY, WI
  FEB 3-4, 2018 MIDLAND YOUTH FESTIVAL MIDLAND, MI
  FEB 24-25, 2018 LAND OF LINCOLN ST/HEARTLAND #5 CHAMPAIGN, IL

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Upcoming Events + Camps

 

US Speedskating would like to call your attention to the following upcoming USS sponsored events taking place around the country:

  • Nov. 4, 2017 - Saratoga Springs, New York - Saratoga Cup and NEST #1
  • Nov. 11, 2017 - Park Ridge, Illinois - Park Ridge Open
  • Nov. 12, 2017 - Franklin Park, Illinois - Barrel Buster
  • Nov. 16-19, 2017 - Seoul, Korea - ISU Short Track World Cup 4
  • Nov. 19, 2017 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Gold Cup 
  • Dec. 2, 2017 - Walpole, Massachusetts - Bay State Championships & NEST #2
  • Dec. 2, 2017 - Jefferson City, Missouri - Capital City Speedskating Championships
  • Dec, 2-3, 2017 - Cleveland Heights, Ohio - Ohio Invitational ST Meet & Heartland #4

For more event information, click here.   

  

 

 
 FALL SPEEDSKATING   PRACTICE
 
 

Columbus Speedskating Club

  Saturdays  8 AM
 
  November  11 & 18

  Wednesdays  7:45 PM
  
November   15
 

Cleveland Heights Speedskating Club

 Fall  Ice :: Dates / Times

 
 Thursday, November 16  6:15-7:30  Fifth/6 LEARN TO SKATE Session I
  Learn to skate time: 6:15-7:05– Please arrive 30 minutes prior to ice for equipment.
 Saturday, November 18  11:30-1
 Monday, November 20  7:15-8:15
 Thursday, November 23 NO ICE- Thanksgiving
 Saturday, November 25
  11:30-1
 Monday, November 27  7:15-8:15
 Thursday, November 30  6:15-7:30  Last LEARN TO SKATE Session I
  Session II will begin in January 4.
 

Lakewood Speedskating Club

 Fall Ice  ::  Winterhurst 

 Sundays  7:00 to 8:30 PM
 
  November   19
 Sundays  6:30 to 8:00 PM
 
  November   26

 Wednesdays  6:20 to 7:20 PM  
   November      22 & 29
 

Lindsay's Law - Ohio

 A new law was passed in Ohio and went into effect in July 2017. All parents of competitors AND competitors (19 years of age and younger) taking part in sporting events in the State of Ohio are required to complete a training video raising awareness of the danger of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in youth athletes. This is required as soon as you take part in an organized sporting event (race & camp) in Ohio and a signed form has to be on file on an annual basis. Coaches will have to view the video and review the handouts. This is now Ohio State Law.
 

To give you a head start, we have included all necessary documents here for your convenience. 

 

Training Video >>
Handout and Signature Form >>

 

Please send all forms to Dennis Marquard at secretary@ohiospeedskating.com if you plan on competitiong or coaching in Ohio in the coming season. Doing this before the day(s) of the Ohio Invitationa/Heartland Series event will save time during the registration process. 

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding as we all begin to abide by this new law.  

 

Ohio Concussion Rules

Return to Play Law 143
Ohio Law 143 or the Return-To-Play Law went into effect on April 26,2013. .  The law requires youth coaches, officials and referees to complete free, basic online training about concussions. All coaches (including assistants) and referees are required to take the online concussion course.

for more information:
http://www.oysan.org/For_Coaches/Concussion_Training.htm
http://www.healthyohioprogram.org/concussion.aspx
    
Parent's Overview of Ohio Return-to-Play Law
Forms
Concussion Information Sheet
Parent Overview
 

 

2014 Ohio State Short Track Records

2015 National Short Track Records
Previous Age Group Classifications Records
 

     2015/16   US Speedskating membership year started July 1st.
 Introductory First-Time Two-Month Trial $10
 (this membership is a NON-competing membership)

 1st Year $30

 Club Competitor/Recreational Member $55
 (pease circle one)

 
National Level Competitor Member $95
 
USS Coach, Official, Club Officer $30
 (Certified Officials Level 2 and above and Individual Club
 Board Members - Max of 4 board members per club)

 
Alumni Membership $55
 
Speedskater Nation Fan $25

$200 Family Cap (Requires all family applications to be sent at same time, each family member must designate membership category)
 

 

 OSA 2015/16 Officers

President                Tom Frank
1st Vice-President   Gene Harrell
2nd Vice-President  Barb Rosenbaum
Treasurer               Dennis Conrad
Secretary               Dennis Marquard
 


  Columbus Speedskating is a short track speedskating club based out of the Easton Chiller in Columbus, Ohio.

    Check out the Join Us link for details on becoming a member.

  If you are planning to join us for a practice, please read important information here.

  And if you have questions or want more information, you can contact us.
 

 

New Boot Covers
Club logo booties @ $20 a pair to OSA members
from Pyro Apparel

 

 
CONSTITUTION OF THE OHIO SKATING ASSOCIATION AS OF NOVEMBER 21, 2010  (pdf)


2016 - 2017 SEASON RACE RESULTS

2015 - 2016 SEASON RACE RESULTS

2014 - 2015 SEASON RACE RESULTS

2013 - 2014 SEASON RACE RESULTS

2012 - 2013 SEASON RACE RESULTS

2011 - 2012 SEASON RACE RESULTS

2010 - 2011 SEASON RACE RESULTS

2009 - 2010 SEASON RACE RESULTS
 


2013 Ohio State Short Track Records

2012 Ohio State Short Track Records

2011 Ohio State Short Track Records

Ohio Skaters qualifying times for the 2012 National Championships.  

 
2012  U.S. National Age Group Records (as pdf)

2011  U.S. National Age Group Records (as pdf)
 

 


RACING BLADE

Is it Speedskating or Figure Skating or Both?

Pack style racing comes to the Long Track World Cup!

Mass Start Long Track Speedskating Is A Glorious Wreck That Should Be In The Olympics Like Whoa.

Jonathan Kuck Caps Astana World Cup with Silver in Mass Start

Lakewood Speedskaters Living On The Edge

Wow! Did Anyone Else Know That Apolo Ohno Was Going To Star In A Movie About Giant Tasmanian Devils?
 

 

What is my Skater Account Balance?

OSA Treasurer Procedure

Revised September 19, 2013
Ohio Speedskating Association Membership Application form   as a doc file
that those residing in the State of Ohio can use to join the Ohio Speedskating Association

1.  Applicant must be a resident of the State of Ohio
2.  Cost is $10.00 per person/max. $30.00 per family
3.  Form must be printed out, filled out ( it can't be filled out on line )
     and sent with a check made out to the Ohio Speedskating Association (OSA) to:

      Dennis Marquard
      OSA Secretary
      2418 Bassett Road
      Westlake, Ohio  44145

February 2, 2015

ST Age Group Rules & Regulations

 
Please find the latest updated version of the Age Group Mass Start National Rules here. It reflects changes made to the number of skaters allowed in a 1000m final. As the ISU adjusted their rules to four starters at the line of a 1000m final, USS will comply with this rule. A time standard has also been implemented for this year's ST Age Group Championships. Please find them in the above mentioned rules on page 22. While in the past this has been a time 'recommendation', it is now a standard time skaters will have to meet. Times must have been achieved at a USS sanctioned meet between July 1st, 2013 and the entry deadline for ST Age Group Nationals. A cap for this years participant numbers is set at 250 skaters.
 
National's Age Group Time Standards
Age Group Mass Start National Rules (as a pdf)  February 2, 2015
March 13 to 15  Short Track Age Class Nationals - Event information and hotel recommendations