Cleveland Hts Speedskating Vol. 1 Issue 1.
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A New Newsletter!

I'm excited to announce a new way to reach you. This newsletter will be published periodically to keep you updated and share your successes and observations. We have a lot going on in 2017 and want to be sure you are aware of who is who and what is what. Got something to share or want to add someone to the list? Email me at and I'll be happy to exploit your news and add your friends. 


Welcome Allan Zhang, our newest adult learn to skater who started January 5th. Allan learned to speedskate in China when he was in high school. Now living in Canton, the drive has not kept him from finding speedskating in his life once again. Glad you found us Allan! Stay low, go left!
Thank you friend.
Once in a life time, you meet a guy who knows no end to supporting the speedskating family. That guy is our friend and master skater, Al Marcosson (a.k.a. Flying Fossils). Al is the guy behind the production of the Cleveland Heights skins. Check out his store at Pyro Apparel for all that he offers and details about ordering a skin. In addition to OSA discounts on the skins, Al recently donated two diamond sharpening stones and two finishing stones to the Club! He's also been known to give a coach a blades or boots that he "dug up" and wanted us to have. Thank you Al for your presence and endless generosity. You are one of a kind!

January training.

For most of you, the second half of the season is about preparing for the end of season competition. Even if you are new or a recreational-only skater, development is seasonal. Each practice consists of an off-ice warm up/stretch, on ice warm up, instructional drills, energy system training and cool down. It doesn't always mean going faster and faster at a practice. It is a balance of anaerobic, aerobic, power and specificity drills that prepare you. Volume, frequency and intensity of these parts of the work out vary depending on where we are in the season. A lot of experience goes in to developing a full season of on-ice work outs for up to four different levels of ability. We are fortunate to have Coach Nicole guide us through the season. She is a Level 2 certified US Speedskating coach and participted in the olympic training program. She is always available to answer any questions or concerns you might have about the sport. 


Like any sport, your participation is needed at every practice. Admittedly, the least glamorous aspects of practice is putting the mats on and taking the mats off the ice. Unless you have a physical disability or are injured, please help. The same is true at every rink. Plenty of on the job training is available from coaches and parents who know the drill. They will gladly show you the ropes ... I mean mats. Thank you!
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