Pettit National Ice Center to host AmCup 1

The Pettit National Ice Center will host the AmCup 1 and Short Track Fall World Cup Qualifier, October 3-4. 

Athletes will be competing to earn placement on the US Speedskating Short Track Team for the series of World Cup events this Fall.

"Having the World Cup qualifier in Milwaukee is a great opportunity for the Pettit. We get to share our facility with the best skaters from all over the country!” said two time Olympic Medalist and Academy of Skating Excellence (ASE) Short Track Coach Katherine Reutter. “The Pettit will be the first step of their journey towards representing their country at World Cups this year.”

Expected to compete on the men’s side include: 2010 Bronze Medalist (2) and 2014 Silver Medalist J.R. Celski (Salt Lake City, UT), 2014 Silver Medalist Chris Creveling (West Jordan, UT) as well as John-Henry Krueger (Pittsburgh, PA).

Expected to compete on the women’s side include: 2014 Olympian Jessica Smith (Dearborn, MI), Kimberly Goetz (Kearns, UT) and Katy Ralston (Saratoga Springs, NY).

“We are pleased to host this important World Cup Qualifier and the excitement that Short Track brings to the Pettit Center” said Randy Dean, Executive Director at the Pettit Center.

Below is the schedule of events:

                                                                        Men and Women                                         

Day 1: Saturday, October 3                           1000m (#1), 1500m

Day 2: Sunday, October 4                              500m, 1000m (#2)

Competition is scheduled for Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 8am to 2pm. The event is free and open to the public to watch.

On the Olympic Oval this Saturday, before the Short Track Fall World Cup Qualifier on the East Rink, members of the US Long Track National Team will be skating Time Trials from 7:45am to 10:00am.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for the public to see the country’s best Long Track and Short Track speedskaters training and competing on the same day at the Pettit Center.

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