Welcome Athletes and Coaches

The United States Olympic Education Center, Northern Michigan University and the Upper Peninsula community welcome the athletes and coaches participating in the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Short Track Speedskating event to be held at the Berry Events Center on Sept. 8-12.

Please refer to the full Athlete's Announcement link to the left.  A brief summary of the some of the information is below.


Completed registration forms with the full payment are due to U.S. Speedskating on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009.

No late registrations will be accepted.

Competitors must be present in Marquette, Michigan at the latest by 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7 or the Organizing Committee must receive documented proof that the competitors are in transit and will arrive in due time for the competition. Competitors who do not comply with these requirements will be excluded.


Upon request, each qualifying athlete will be given two (2) complimentary all-events tickets for the Olympic Trials.  A ticket request form will be distributed in each athlete’s informational packet that will be issued upon check-in into the hotel.


The track is an artificial refrigerated indoor ice surface which measures 60 x 30 meters; protective padding will cover the boards in accordance with Rule 280, paragraph 5 and ISU Communication 1019. The standard track is 111.12 meters to the lap with measured curves of 8.50 meters and there will be 7 markers used to establish the curve.  The length of the straight is 28.85 meters.  Besides the original track there will be 4 tracks set up to preserve good ice conditions.  One finish line will be used for all tracks.


U.S. Speedskating, Northern Michigan University, the USOC, and the U.S. Olympic Education Center assume no responsibility for or liability with respect to bodily or personal injury or loss of property or damage incurred in connection with these Championships.  Each participant is solely responsible for providing insurance coverage thereto.

Medical/Waiver/Consent/HIPAA Forms

Each participant, official and coach will be required to complete U.S. Olympic Education Center forms prior to practicing or competing in this event.  Go to the "Forms" link to the left.  NOTE: Any participant under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the forms.

General Regulations

(see US Speedskating web site for complete and official procedures)

Any athlete who skates a 9 lap time trial or 1000m mass start equal to or faster than 1:38.00 (women) and 1:30.00 (men) at any ISU or U.S. Speedskating sanctioned competition between 1 December, 2007 – 28, August, 2009, will be eligible to compete in the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Trails-Short Track Speedskating.  The time standards as well as a list of ISU and U.S. Speedskating sanctioned competitions and a complete list of regulations will be posted at www.usspeedskating.org. U.S. Speedskating Regulations will take precedence if there is any conflicting language.

Ice Training Times

Unofficial event practice times will be available for training at the Berry Events Center beginning Wednesday, Sept. 2, through Sunday, Sept. 6. General times for unofficial ice practices are listed below and are subject to change.  The cost for unofficial ice time will be $20/person/session. To request time, please complete Form A.  If any athlete would like to request unofficial practice prior to Sept.  2, please contact the Organizing Committee directly at usoec@nmu.edu or 906-227-2888.