NEW Kids Sprints Event for 2018!!

We will update Kids Sprints details in 2019…


The 19th Annual Kids Sprints will be held in the Activities Arena (DECC South Pioneer Hall) on Friday, Sept. 14th. Registration starts at 4 p.m. The kids sprints are free to all kids 13 and under.

All kids can register for FREE with their parents at the race site.

New format for 2018: Indoor Oval Speed Skating

There will be both boys and girls heats of 7 skaters each. The number of kids in each age group will determine the number of heats. The top 3 places in each heat will challenge each other in the finals for overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Each age group will compete in the following distances:

5 and under: 1 lap
6-7: 2 laps
8-9: 3 laps
10-11: 4 laps
12-13: 5 laps

Free t-shirts and goodies for all participants! Medals are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place boys and girls in each age group.

September 14 – Kids Sprints Schedule of Events:

Activities Arena (DECC South Pioneer Hall)

4pm – Free registration begins near skating oval

4:20pm – Opening ceremony with UMD Dance Team

4:30pm – Races begin with Pro Skater Speed Skating Demonstration

  • Pro Skater group
  • Age 5 and under group – 1 lap
  • Age 6-7 group – 2 laps
  • Age 8-9 group – 3 laps
  • Pro Skater group
  • Age 10-11 group – 4 laps
  • Age 12-13 group – 5 laps
  • Pro Skater group

5:45pm – Awards