* Skating begins on Saturday, September 17th for the 2016-17 season so hopefully you’re ready! Be sure you have renewed your US Speedskating membership and complete the RSST membership forms.
* Jerry Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org) needs a few more volunteers to meet at Frontier Field at 5:00 AM on Sunday, September 18th to assist with the Marathon/Half Marathon. Please contact him if you can assist.
* Check out the Learn to Speed Skate page for information on the first LTSS session of the 2016-17 season. LTSS will begin November 12th and you must pre-register.
Coach Tom Rossborough and son Weston ran in Battle of Bristol July 29 & 30 on some extreme hills at the ski center. On Friday evening they did the Vertical Kilometer up the face and Tom/15:09 was 1st M50-59 and 6th of 96 Overall; Weston/21:13 2nd M20-29.
On Saturday Tom/8:34;24 took on the hills in a 50K (31+ miles) and placed 1st M50-59, 3rd Overall on a rainy day in Bristol. Many DNFs in this race. Weston/1:34 ran the 10K that morning, placed 1st M20-29 winning his first race ever. Congrats Rossboroughs! Several teammates were there to cheer them on. (photos: teammate supporters, Tom near finish and on trail, Wes and his mom Marie)
Coach Tom Rossborough and Brian Waldock will lead Summer Workouts at Cobbs Hill Reservoir (aka Torture on the Hill) on Tuesdays at 6:00 during the summer. Thanks Tom and Brian!
On July 9th several RSSTers competed in the Mini-Mussel Sprint Triathlon at Seneca Lake/Geneva. Pictured: Joanie Sewert/2:12 2nd F65-69; Joanie’s daughter Shelly Connors/1:39 10th F40-44; Beth Tarduno/2:08 5th F60-64; and Jayne Knolton/2:19 22nd F50-54. Congrats ladies! Holly Turner/2:19 competed in the Shoreline Half Marathon on July 16, the 3rd of her 4 seasons half marathons. Yeah Holly!
Several of your teammates spent some time competing on track and trails the past week. On Friday, June 10 Donna and Jerry ran the McMullen Mile at Nazareth College’s track. Donna/9:10 was 1st F60-64 and Jerry/7:04 was 2nd M65-69.
On Wednesday, June 15 at Lucien Morin Park Coach Tom and Weston Rossborough ran the Dirt Cheap Trail Run #3 (of 6 this summer). Tom/29:46 was 1st M50-54 and 5th overall of series runners; Weston/39:50 was 3rd M20-24.
RSST Picnic, June 5th at Mendon Ponds Park – a great way to start our summer training, on and off the ice.
Congrats to RSST Coach/Skater Julie Gehring and to Master Skater Tina McKean! In May, Julie received her MSEd degree in Literacy Education from Medaille College in Buffalo and Tina receive her MBA in Business/Marketing from Sanders College of Business at RIT. Way to go ladies!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com for further information. Also check out Rochester Speed Skating Team on Facebook or contact RSST at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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