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Access to Achievement

A Pathway To Success In Life & On The Ice!

Teaching transformational life skills through sport.

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Club Program

Speedskating is a lifelong sport! DASH is fun and encouraging environment allowing each individual skater to develop and achieve their goals through age appropriate training and fun. DASH encourages and supports the development of young skaters, future leaders, over years. A sustainable, reliable program. 

Ages 5-19 (Must be able to skate unassisted)

Oct. 16, 2023 through March 3, 2024!

  • Monday & Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm

  • With select racing weekends at the Pettit Center

  • No Training Dec. 25 & 27 or Jan. 1

Optional Out of Town Competitions

  • John Rose Open Dec. 8-10 @ Roseville, MN

  • Age Group Nationals Feb. 3-4 @ Roseville, MN

Skaters 13 years or older that meet US Speedskating Time Qualifications will be eligible to skate the following competitions:

  • Am Cup Series

    • Oct. 27-29 @ Pettit National Ice Center​

    • Dec. 8-10 @ Roseville, MN

    • March 8-10 @ Salt Lake City, UT

  • US Junior Championships Jan. 4-6 @ Salt Lake City, UT​

Cost to Families: Only $475

Season Long Skate Rental for New Speed Skaters: $50

INCLUDES: Pettit Season Pass (Value $960), DASH Racing Skinsuit (Value $100), Wisconsin Speedskating Association Membership (Value $10), DASH Skating Membership (Value $475)

Total Value for Our Families: $1,545

**Additional Training Available On Thursdays For Those That Meet Specific Developmental Milestones & Commitment Ages 13 & Up

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TRY SPEEDSKATING!

At various times throughout the year DASH offers free or reduced price opportunities for kids to try speedskating!


Ages 5-19 (Must be able to skate unassisted)  

These sessions are coached by our Director of Youth Development, Leah Lambert, Olympians, Junior World Team members, Masters World Champions, and our High-Performance Skaters.

Fill out this form and be the first to know when the next opportunity is for your kid to GO FAST!

**Speedskating is a GREAT Cross-Training Sport for Hockey & Figure Skaters Looking to Increase Their Conditioning, Develop Athleticism, and Improve Skating Technique

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LET'S GET SKATING!
2023 Summer Inline Program

Have some fun and learn how to GO FAST this summer! If you can skate, you can speedskate!

Speedskating is a life long sport. Whether you are new to in-lining or have been doing it for years it is a great workout and fantastic cross-training tool for other sports!

Ages 5-19 (must be able to skate unassisted)

Wednesday Evenings 6:00-7:00pm

June: 21,28

July: 12, 19, & 26

August: 2, 9, & 16

Location: Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School Paved Track (Corner of 92nd & Cleveland)

Registration: $50

Deadline to signup is June 2, 2023

Equipment needed:

  • Inline Skates (any kind)

  • Helmet

  • Knee Pads

  • Wrist Guards

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Leah Lambert

Director of Youth Development & Head Coach

Background:

  • 2023 IOC/USOPC International Coaching Enhancement Program Graduate

  • 5x US Speedskating Junior World Team Coach

  • Junior Elite Coach for Midway Speedskating Club

  • 15 Years Coaching for DC Hybrid Skating

  • Level 3 USS Coach 

Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology Emphasis in Biomechanics & Motor Development with Minors in Sports Management & Coaching

Dave Cruikshank

DASH President & High-Performance Coach

Background

  • 4x Olympic Long Track Speedskater

  • Current Power Skating Coach for the LA Kings

  • Speedskating Coach for Over 20+ Years

  • Coached 8 Skaters to the 2022 Olympic Trials

  • USS Level 3 Coach

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Bonnie Blair-Cruikshank

Director of Community Engagement & Assistant Coach

Background

  • 5x Olympic Gold Medalist in Long Track Speedskating

  • Pettit National Ice Center Board Member

  • Former Board Member for US Speedskating

  • US Speedskating Level 1 Coach

Michael J. Salm

Chief Operations Officer

Background

  • Formerly Deputy Director of Athletics & Chief of Staff at UW-Platteville

  • Co-founder of the 2016 NCAA Student-Athlete Development Program of the Year

  • Director of Leadership Development & Strategic Partnerships at Rutgers University in the B1G


Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Health & Human Performance with a Minor in Coaching

  • Masters in Sport Law & Business from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law 

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