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On Saturday, May 7th Holly Turner/2:00:05 ran the inaugural Right to Run 19K (approx. 11.8 miles) in Seneca Falls, home of the Women’s Rights Museum. Congrats Holly!             On Sunday, several RSST skaters and friends ran the Pink Ribbon 5K at Genesee Valley Park. This was the 15th year of the event and Tina McKean has run in all of them.     Pictured are: Eva Culacova/29:28, Tina’s friend Georgie S./27:42, Tina McKean/34:34, Donna Roberts/30:33, Michelle Shayne/30:34, and Julianna Wright/35:21 (skater Clive’s mother). Congrats ladies and thanks to Road Marshall Jerry Roberts and volunteers.

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Congrats to RSST skaters Weston Rossborough/1:54 and Holly Turner/2:18 (both in blue) who ran Fleet Feet Rochester’s Flower City Challenge Half Marathon on 4/24. They toured some of the city’s great streets and the Mt. Hope Cemetery, “home” of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. And thank you to the RSST volunteers who staffed the water stop at Frontier Field.

Congrats to RSST master skater Joanie Sewert for completing the Boston 5K last Saturday, her first race since December knee surgery. Some of RSST’s Cobbs Hill running friends also ran the 5K and are pictured with Joanie (Mike V’s dgtr Emily, Jane K, Mike V, Kathy P and Joanie). 2 days later Mike ran his first Boston Marathon/3:55 and also Larry Beck, a former RSSTer now living in WA ran his first Boston/3:26. Congrats all!

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Congrats to Coach Tom Rossborough who completed the 27.5 mile Breakneck Point Hike on 04/16 in Beacon, NY. The event included 10,000 of accumulated gain and recommended for only very experienced outdoorsmen. Congrats on a great finish Tom!

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A very successful skating season ended in March and now RSST looks forward to the off-season Cobbs Hill workouts – beginning date TBA. Thank you to our dedicated coaches, president, board, parents, families and friends.

The annual RSST meeting will be held on Saturday, April 16th/9:30am at Merrill Lynch, 1241 Pittsford Palmyra Rd. in Pittsford. Please contact President Don Goodman if you have something to add to the agenda.

Congrats to RSST’s Kathy Feinberg who competed at the Master Allround Games in Leeuwaarden, Netherlands March 4-6! Karen Verrone traveled with Kathy and they were joined by six other skaters from the U.S. that many of us know and have competed with: John Diemont, Theron Sands, Joanna Walter, Vince Morris and NYers Glenn Corso and Marty Haire. Congrats all!

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Congrats to Fleet Feet’s Snow Cheap Trail Run finishers from RSST! This is a series of 6 races held every other Wednesday night during the past few months in dark, hilly, muddy, icy, sometimes snowy Cobbs Hill. At the conclusion of race #6 last night, Coach Tom was presented a medal for winning M50-59 for the series and was 3rd overall. Strong finishes by Weston Rossborough/39:59 5th in M20-29 last night and 5th in series; Donna Roberts/57:17, 2nd for F60-69 series; Jerry Roberts/57:16 2nd last night and 6th series M60-69 and Eva Culacova/57:16 10th in F50-59 race #6.
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Congrats to the Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse skaters participating in the 2016 Kids/Novice Mini Meet – Clash of the Cats – at Genesee Valley Arena on Saturday, February 20. Thank you to Coach Karen Verrone for directing the event and to RSST’s coaches, skaters, families and friends for volunteering and making this a fun meet. A special thanks to Dan Judd, father of skater Liam, for the outstanding photos of the event – Meet Album.



Congrats to Nate and Kathy Feinberg on their National Marathon Championships performance at the Pettit Center in Wisconsin February 19-20. They each won their age divisions in both the 25K and the 50K. Great skate Feinbergs! Next weekend they will head to the Netherlands to compete, along with RSST teammate Karen Verrone.

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February news: 1. Congrats to all skaters at Empire State Games especially Evan Phillips of RSST in pre-scholastic with 2 medals, and Coach Julie Gehring with 7 medals in LT and ST. 2 former RSST skaters now training in Lake Placid won Golds in LT – Sydney Terpening and Fletcher Codd and Syd also came away with Gold in ST.

2. Congrats to Kathy and Nate Feinberg who competed at the LT U.S. Master Nationals and World Open Championships in Milwaukee. Kathy raced to 4 U.S. wins/F50 and dominated in the 1500 and 3000 World Open division. Nate raced to the 5000M national title/M55 and had strong finishes in all races.
3. Also in Milwaukee, Sydney won the Long Track Junior C Ladies Champion title and also set a new 1500M national record. Congrats Syd and Coach Tom Miller!
(photo: Sydney and Julie, golden girls at Empires)
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The final Learn to Speed Skate sessions for the 2015-16 season began on January 23rd. If you are interested in LTSS for the next season check out the Learn to Speed Skate page.

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Congrats to the RSST skaters who competed in the Jack Byrne Short Track Championships in Syracuse on January 16. These young skaters brought home many personal best times. Congrats to skaters and dedicated coaches! Pictured: Holden and Josh; skaters with the Team’s vintage Club banner – Evan, Holden, Clive and Josh; missing Hunter and Anthony.

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Holden and Josh, Syracuse

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Congrats to RSSTers who competed on and off the ice the past week! Holly Turner finished the Winter Warrior Half Marathon on 01/09 several weeks after surgery for a broken wrist in 2:19. 01/13 Snow Cheap Trail Run #3: Tom Rossborough/22:23 1st M50-59; WestonRossborough/26:50 4th 20-29; Eva Culocova/38:45 14th of 40 50-59; Donna Roberts/39:10 2nd F60-69; Jerry Roberts/39:10 4th M60-69. Two former RSST skaters now training in Lake Placid with coach Tom Miller competed at the Long Track Junior Nationals in Wisconsin. Sydney Terpening earned the over all Silver Medal Junior C Ladies and Fletcher Codd was 4th in Junior Men.

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Congrats Kathy and Nate Feinberg! At Marathon de Quebec on December 19-20 in the 25K Nate was 3rd/M50-59 and Kathy 4th/F50-59 and in the Defi de l’heure Nate was 4th overall and Kathy 11th overall. Results and photos.2015 12 Marathon de Quebec feinbergs

Congrats to the RSST skaters who participated Saturday morning in a mini meet. Kids and novice adults, some only skating for a short time, posted many PBs. The morning also included an open house and LOTS of cookies, candy and some healthy food. Thanks coaches, volunteers and families. Photo: Coach Karen V. distributing awards to some of the skaters.

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The Rochester Speed Skating Team meets 3 times a week at the Genesee Valley Ice Arena on Elmwood Avenue in Rochester, NY. There are approximately 45 skaters age 4-80 who participate in the training sessions. The Team’s coaches are all competitive speed skaters with a number of them having skated to national and international titles on the Master (over 30) level. Several of our teen skaters went on to train at centers in Utah, Michigan and Wisconsin with several competing on a world team. RSST conducts Learn to Speed Skate sessions several times during the season and anyone interested in learning the sport may email info@rochesterspeedskating.org for further information. Also check out Rochester Speed Skating Team on Facebook or contact RSST at: info@rochesterspeedskating.org

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