US Speedskating & Northbrook Speed Skating Club Tour of Olympians Coming to Glenview Community Ice Center
US Speedskating (USS) is launching the second Tour of Olympians to promote speed skating and bring 2022 Olympians to USS clubs around the country. Over three weeks, the US Speedskating Olympians will visit 22 speed skating clubs around the country. The athletes will interact with fans, promote the sport of speed skating, and participate in off and on-ice activities.
At 88 medals and counting, US Speedskating has won more Olympic medals than any other sport. Northbrook, Glen Ellyn, Franklin Park and Park Ridge Speedskating Clubs are four local Chicago-area speed skating clubs who have collectively sent athletes to every Winter Olympics since 1952. The clubs are coming together to host Speedskating Olympians at a special Tour of Olympians event on April 10 at the Glenview Community Ice Center. The event is a celebration of the many speedskating Olympians whose roots are in local area clubs and will showcase the Chicagoland area as a powerhouse producing world-class athletes. The goal of this event is to introduce speedskating Olympians to the public and to give the community an opportunity to experience speed skating up close.
Participating athletes include:
- 3X Olympian and Olympic Bronze Medalist Emery Lehman, Long Track (hometown Oak Park, IL)
- 2022 Olympian Austin Kleba, Long Track (hometown Campton Hills, IL)
- 2022 Olympian Andrew Heo, Short Track
- 2022 Olympian and Olympic Bronze Medalist Ethan Cepuran, Long Track (hometown Glen Ellyn, IL)
3X Olympian and Olympic Silver Medalist Brian Hansen, Long Track (hometown Glenview, IL)
- 2X Olympian Dave Tamburrino, Long Track
- 2X Olympian Chuck Burke, Long Track (hometown Northbrook, IL)
- Plus other past Olympians with roots in the Chicago area
The public is invited to join speedskating Olympians and current local speed skaters on the ice from 3:20-4:20 p.m. at the Glenview Community Ice Center. Speed skates will be available to skaters who wish to try them on the ice. The public is also invited to participate in live demonstrations of the off-ice exercises, touch the specialized speedskating equipment, and meet representatives from the Chicago area speedskating clubs and US Speedskating. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.