About GMSA

Let’s start with what we are not – we are not a club. We are the regional governing body for the Minnesota area.

The Greater Minnesota Speedskating Association (GMSA) represents speed skating in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and parts of western Wisconsin.

The governing groups for our area are:
US Speedskating (National), GMSA (Regional) and various clubs (Local)

GMSA is a non-profit organization whose primary activities include purchasing seasonal ice time at the John Rose Minnesota Oval and competition ice for other local short-track venues. It is also the ambassador for the promotion and education of speedskating in the region.

The organization is responsible for securing ice time and officials (judges, timers, referees, clerks, starters, etc.) for regional and national meets, and addressing the needs of the various speedskating clubs who practice and compete on GMSA contracted ice.

GMSA conducts long track pack-style and metric races on weekends throughout the long track season at the Oval (November through February). Monthly short track races are also conducted during the racing season.

The Board of Directors meet monthly at the John Rose Oval.  All GMSA members are welcome to attend. Every club can send two representatives to meetings (with voting privileges), and one skater representative. 

Meeting dates/dates for GMSA meetings through January 2019.

Roseville Oval in the Fireside Room – Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 

  • December 4, 2018
  • January 15, 2019