WASSC - The End of an Era

The West Allis Speed Skating Club discontinued operating as a Club as of June 30, 2015.  While the club had a proud history, dating back to 1935. membership and other operating conditions changed, which necessitated the change.

The club started out under the sponsorship of the West Allis/West Milwaukee School District - Recreation Department on December 23, 1935.  In its early years, the club consisted of students of the school, as well as residents of West Allis.  Probably the best known graduate of the club, and the West Allis School System, is .  The Club is proud to have produced numerous athletes that have skated in past Winter Olympics. Our club includes members of all ages and abilities. We pride ourselves on welcoming  newer skaters just learning the basics of speedskating while maintaining a strong tradition of producing skaters that have gone onto success at the national and Olympic levels. The Pettit National Ice Center is one of only 2 indoor Olympic ovals in the country. During our long track practices members routinely practice and share the ice with Olympic and Olympic caliber speed skaters. The regular season generally runs from July to Early March. We concentrate on both long and short track. (please see our calendar page for a more detailed schedule, including limited skating in May and June) We offer speed skate rentals and the Pettit offers complimentary use of the newly refurbished running track for parents while the kids are practicing. Please join us for a practice or two, free of charge to try it out.  You can join any time throughout the season at prorated costs. Come, be a part of this unique, graceful and powerful sport! 

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