About Us

The Potomac Speedskating Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable sports organization founded in 2008. It is supported and staffed by an all-volunteer group of parents and skaters.

In 2016, the Potomac Speedskating Club earned second place overall at the U.S. National Age-Graded Short Track Speedskating Championships. We are home to many talented skaters, including Thomas Hong, a member of the U.S. 2015 World Cup Team and 2016 AmCup Final champion; Hailey Choi, 2016 National Champion in both Short Track and Long Track; Aaron Heo, who represented Team USA in the 2016 Youth Olympic Games; and Brandon Kim, who was named Junior Development Skater of the Year in 2016 by U.S. Speedskating. Head Coach Simon Cho leads the team with help from Assistant Coach James Koo.

The mission of the Potomac Speedskating Club is to foster the growth of short-track speedskating in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (D.C., Maryland and Virginia) and the neighboring states of Pennsylvania and Delaware through:

  • Providing coaching and instruction to Club members of all ages and abilities for the purpose of recreational and competitive short-track speedskating
  • Encouraging participation of skaters in local, regional and national events
  • Organizing meets to support the United States Speedskating Association to further the development of short-track speedskating

Short-track speedskating can be learned at any age. We require that skaters be at least 5 years old, but beyond that, we welcome anyone who wants to skate fast and have fun. We encourage adult skaters as well as special needs skaters to participate fully in our club too. Hockey skaters, inline skaters and figure skaters can become proficient short-track skaters in less time than those who have no prior skating experience, but the majority of our skaters start as novice skaters.

For more information about how to join Potomac Speedskating, complete our inquiry form or contact info@potomacspeedskating.org with your shoe or skate size so that we can check to see if we have loaner speedskates in your size. We try to respond to all inquiries within 48 hours.

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