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Alaska Speedskating Club

Long Track

Long-Track Speedskating 

The Midtown Park Skating Oval has great ice. Come on out and enjoy the oval. You don't have to have speedskates to glide on the ice. There are regularly scheduled races, both packstyle and metric (Olympic style).  There is the speedskate-skate ski duathlon, and even marathon length (5, 10, 25 and 50 km) races. We have organized practice times on Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. For all events, check the calendar for details. For kids, there are month-long skating programs available through our partner organization, the Anchorage Skate Club.


Cost

We ask you make a tax deductible donation $20 for an Oval Pin to help pay for ice maintenance. You can get an Oval Pin from club members at practices and races, or on-line by registering using the Register tab at the top right of this website, or make your donation to the 'Anchorage Skates Fund' of the Alaska Community Foundation here (minimum donation via ACF is $25.).  Also you can become a member of the Alaska Speedskating Club—$40 or an individual or $80 for a family—but this is not required to skate on the Oval or to participate in practices or races.

 

Races

We hold races on some Sunday afternoons, roughly once per month. In addition to Sunday races, we will be holding races on some Thursday evenings, and roughly once per month. These races are for everyone and you can wear any skates. Registration can be done on-line (see Registration tab on the top right of this website) or on the day of the event at least a half hour before race time. Come on out and have fun! 

Sunday Races - 1:30-2:30PM - registration online or at the Oval at 1PM
December 16, January 6, January 20, February 3 (marathon races up to 50 km), February 24th
Thursday Evening Races - 5:30-6:30PM - registration online or at the Oval at 5PM
January 10, January 31, February 21

Races can be packstyle or metric, and usual race distances are 500m, 1000m, 1500m, and 3000m.

Marathon distances are 5K, 10K, 25K, and 50K. 


Cancellation of Races
:  
Races will be cancelled if the KTUU weather station temperature is below +5 degrees F one hour before the planned start of races.  


Practices: Thursdays 5:30-6:30PM and Sundays 1-3PM. 

Skate Rentals

You can rent speedskates from Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking. They have both fixed heel, and clap skates, in all sizes. They also rent 'nordic skates' for those who want to try them on their nordic ski boots. AMH sponsors our race series, and also supports the ice maintenance at the oval through donations. 


Ice Conditions:
 
You can view reports on the condition of the Oval here   Or make reports--enter "Cuddy Park" into the keywords. 

Field Status

Open Open

O’Malley Sports Center (02:51 PM | 08/25/19)

Open Open

Cuddy Park Skating Oval (02:49 PM | 08/25/19)