Registration is now open for Bay State Short Track Championships

Happy to announce that registration for our annual meet, Bay State Short Track Championships, is now open:

This race is held on our Olympic-sized ice at Rodman Arena in Walpole on Saturday Nov 21. Check-in will be 9:15-10:00am. Warmups should begin around 10:15am. Racing must be complete and all pads off the ice by 7:00pm.

Please register at your earliest convenience. The club hopes to see a high-level of participation of Bay State members. If you’re currently skating with us, you can race!

Please contact Todd, Jen or Brendan with any questions.

NorthEast Short Track Racing Series

Skaters to the line… Ready? Go skate in the NorthEast Short Track Racing Series!

Bay State Speedskating, in partnership with Connecticut Speedskating and Saratoga Winter Club, are thrilled to announce the formation of a new racing series. The NorthEast Short Track Racing Series is a division within sanctioned regional meets throughout the Northeast.

This division is for skaters age 12 years or older as of 7/1/15 that can meet the qualifying time. It targets skaters looking for a competitive experience, and aims to promote a strong pipeline of future National, World, and Olympic competitors for US Speedskating. The 1000m qualifying time for males is 1:48.00 and 1:58.00 for females. The time must have been achieved in a sanctioned competition between 7/1/14 and a meet’s registration deadline. Competitors must be registered members of US Speedskating, Speed Skating Canada or another ISU member country.

Currently, the meets participating in the series for the 2015-16 season are:
The Saratoga Cup Ability Meet ST, NEST #1 (Nov 7, 2015)
Bay State Championships, NEST #2 (Nov 21, 2015)
2016 January Thaw, NEST #3 (Jan 9, 2016)
2016 Middle Atlantic ST Championships, NEST #4 (Mar 5, 2016)

Awards will be presented to the top 3 Male & Female finishers for the series, based on the accumulated points total from their best 3 races. All participants that have skated in at least one of the races will be listed and ranked in the final standings. For more information, please visit <> or contact the series coordinator, Todd Zaorski <>

Schedule for 2015-16 Winter Season

The schedule for the 2015-16 Winter Season is now set and available for viewing on the club calendar. The details are:

Walpole: 57 sessions
31 Thursdays starting Thurs Sept 10
26 Saturdays starting Sat Sept 19
Bedford: 24 sessions starting Sun Oct 10

The rinks have the right to reclaim our ice slots (often with little notice), so remember to keep your eyes/ears open for cancelations.

No ice this week

Rodman Arena didn’t give us any ice this week, so Thursdays will start on Sept 10 and Saturdays will start on Sept 19. Note that Thursday ice is now 8:00-9:20pm. See our Calendar for all the Walpole rink details. Enjoy a little bit more summer and have a great Labor Day weekend. We will have a dryland on Thursday Sept 3 at Rodman Arena in Walpole, starting at 7pm.

Speedskating Camp with Caroline Hallisey

On Saturday Aug 22, three time Olympian and Bay State alumni, Caroline Hallisey, is back to impart her knowledge upon us!

This 1-day camp will be held at The Edge Sports Center, 191 Hartwell Ave., Bedford, MA 01730. It is open to adults and children of all abilities (some skating experience recommended). It will cover off ice warm up exercises, on ice skating drills/technique and an introduction to skating-specific dryland training.

Tentative schedule (4 hours of ice):

7:45 AM Assemble in lobby
8 – 9:30 AM Warm up drills
10 AM – 12 PM On ice drills/technique
12 – 1:30 PM Lunch
2 – 4 PM On ice drills/technique
4:30 – 6 PM Dryland training

Price is $125.00 per camper

Email Jen at to register and to pay by check

Payment by credit card can be made on the Baystate website under the Skate! tab then click “Pay for Ice Time