Ice skating is no fun with dull-bladed skates, so get them sharpened every year at one of these local places.
The Pettit National Ice Center will host the Long Track Fall World Cup Qualifier Oct.14-16. The top speedskaters will compete on the Pettit Center's Olympic Oval to earn places on the U.S. Fall World Cup team that will travel to six different international sites to compete.
Ice is an unfortunate by-product of winter, glazing our roads and walkways, threatening doom to our gutters and making the winter months a treacherous journey to spring and sunshine. But for Jason Piche, an ice-maker at the Pettit National Ice Center, the slick stuff is a point of pride.
The forecast calls for nearly perfect conditions -- 55 degrees and no wind -- when nearly 100 runners take part in the inaugural InStep Icebreaker indoor marathon Saturday morning at the Pettit Center. Organizers are billing the event as the "largest indoor marathon in the world," and participants will circle the track roughly 95 times.
Chris Witty, Derek Parra and Casey FitzRandolph all won medals in the Olympic, but will they be the last in a long line of speed skaters who trained at the Pettit Center? Read about it, and the latest buzz about the Bucks, in The Milwaukee Sports Buzz.