|Photo Credit: Hilary Barreto|
As many of you know, the long track speedskating Olympic Trials are coming up in just 2 weeks and 2 days to MILWAUKEE (Olympic Trials haven't been in Milwaukee since 1998, 20 years!) So many of you have been asking where you can buy the tickets, so below are all the details...finally!!! :) Thank you for being patient.
Olympic Trials Schedule (all in CST):
- Jeffrey Jr. will be racing in the 5000m, 1500m and the Mass Start.
- Nancy (myself) will be racing the 3000m, maybe the 5k, 1500m and the Mass Start.
- Brian Hansen will be racing the 1000m, 1500m, Mass Start.
**the Mass Start is the new event of this 2018 Olympics and it is quite entertaining to watch. Instead of our typical racing in 2 separate lanes against the clock, we race against each other packstyle on the innermost lane. Its not about the time, but who crosses the line first in the 16 lap race. Points are given to the top 3 finishers. Though there is a catch...prime laps are every 4 laps and those top 3 winners get points as well, just not as many as the overall finishers. It is definitely a race not worth missing!!!
To buy tickets to the races head here:
NOTE!!!! For those of you that cannot come to watch the Olympic Trials in person, they will be televised live on NBC Sports network. Schedule isn't out yet, but they're showing us live, so I'm assuming the same time as mentioned above!
For directions to the Pettit National Ice Center, see the map below