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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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2024-25 Program
Registration Is Open!

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NEW PROGRAM!

Development Summer Training Group For Hockey & Speedskaters

The DASH Project (in conjunction with DC Hybrid Skating)

Boys & Girls Ages 8-13

A fun & competitive off ice training environment for those looking to make gains in their speed, agility, flexibility, and overall strength.

Long Term development is the main concentration with this age group. Starting at an early age and working on overall athleticism makes a more complete and capable athlete.

When: 8-Weeks Off Ice Program on Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm

Dates: June 18, 25

         July 9, 16, 23, 30 (*No Session July 2*)

         August 6, 13

Registration: $320

Minimum of 10 athletes needed to hold this session

2023 DASH Summer Inline Skating Series

LET'S GET SKATING!
2024 Summer Inline Skating Series!

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 inlining 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 6-7pm

June: 19, 26

July: 10, 17, 24, 31

August: 7, & 14 (Olympic Night!)

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

Registration: $50

Deadline to signup is June 1, 2024

Equipment needed:

  • Inline Skates (any kind)

  • Helmet

  • Knee Pads

  • Wrist Guards

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DASH Club Program (Ages 5-19*)
*Must be able to skate unassisted

When: Season: Oct 14, 2024 - March 1, 2025 

Monday and Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm 

With select Racing on the weekends at the Pettit Center

No Training: Nov. 27,  Dec 25 - Jan 1

 

Cost: $475

Includes: All practice session ice time + As many On Your Own Speedskating Training Session Passes as you want.  Dash Racing Skinsuit 

*Members have the option of season speedskate rental for $50.00

Parents Meeting & Skate Fitting

Sunday Oct 6, 4pm @ Pettit 

 

Equipment Needed:

  • Your own speedskates or season long rental from DASH for $50

  • Helmet

  • Gloves

  • Gym Shoes for off ice warmup

  • Ankle cut proof sleeves (~$25)

  • Hard Skate Guards to walk on & off the ice (~$20)

  • *NEW USS REQUIREMENT* Cut Proof Skinsuit for all skaters participating in pack races (~$200) 

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DASH Junior Program (Ages 13-19)

This program is designed for those Junior age skaters looking to take that next step into their speedskating training and competing, but also engaged in other activities besides speedskating.

Cost: please email (Leah@dashskating.org)

 

When: 10 month program June - March 

Summer Training Beginning June 17- August 28

Monday and Wednesday 9:30-11:30am unless otherwise noted 

 

In Season: Beginning September 4 - March 6 

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 4:00-6:00pm 

What’s included: coaching at practices and competitions that are listed, racing skin suit, education on sharpening, nutrition, becoming an athlete at the next level, skater reports and individual meeting.

 

Requirements: Must be USS Junior C age or older (must be 13 years of age before July 1)

Must have Junior Am Cup Time Standard or Coaches discretion 

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DASH Junior Elite Program

(Ages 14-19)

This program is designed for those skaters who want to make the full commitment to speedskating as their primary sport. This training program is for those wanting to make a junior world team and further in their career world and Olympic team. 

 

When: 10 month program June - March 

Summer:  Beginning June 10 - Aug 23

Monday - Thursday 9:30 -11:30am unless otherwise noted 

In Season: Beginning Sept 3 - March 6

Monday - Thursday @ 4:00pm and weekend competitions 

Cost: please email (Leah@dashskating.org)

 

What’s Included: coaching at practices and competitions that are listed, education on skates, nutrition, training opportunities with the senior elite team, skater reports, video and individual meetings 3x season, racing skin suit 

 

What’s required: 90% attendance rate, we know things come up like school requirements, illness or family engagements we would just like to be communicated to, to make proper arrangements. 

  • DASH Time Standards Ladies: 500 - 42.50; Men - 40.50

  • Must be 14 years of age or older

  • Coach discretion is final when determining  Junior Elite Team spots

  • Good communication from skaters to coaching staff when missing sessions, leaving early, or arriving late, is an expectation

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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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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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