John Rose Open & LT Am Cup 2

GMSA is hosting the 2018 Long Track Am Cup 2 and the John Rose Open at the Roseville Oval, December 7-9, 2018

No charge for spectators.

For event webstreaming, visit:

Athlete sign up for the US Speedskating Am Cup 2

Athlete sign up for the John Rose Open

The 2018 JOHN ROSE OPEN & USS LT Am Cup 2

Long Track Speed Skating Championships 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7-9, 2018

The Guidant John Rose Oval, 2661 Civic Center Dr, Roseville, MN 55113

For those who may not have qualified for the Am Cup, the John Rose event is including a metric skating opportunity for skaters Junior C skaters and up (JRO Metric). Races will run alongside the Am Cup, but are not part of the Am Cup competition. 

Qualifying times for the JRO Metric: 500m — Women :54 and Men :50. 

Time should have been achieved in 2017 or 2018.

NOTE: if you have the Am Cup qualifying time, you should register for the USS Am Cup 1. Skater entries for the John Rose Metric will be reviewed closely and depending on your time, you may be asked to register for the Am Cup instead. For more info on the Am Cup, visit

Space is limited for the JRO Metric field, so register early. If registration for JRO Metric is full, you will be notified and you will still have the option to race pack style.

Am Cup and JRO Metric skaters are racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All John Rose Open pack style divisions will race on Saturday and Sunday (except Tiny Tots – they race Saturday only). 

For more info, the schedule of events and host hotels, visit or


Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Roseville, MN

2740 Snelling Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

Phone: (651) 628-3500

Country Inn and Suites at 2740 Snelling Ave N in Roseville.  This is less than a mile from the Oval, and only a 3 minute drive.  

Rates: Double Queen rooms are $109 per night 

Double Queen Suites are $115 per night.

Rooms are being held from Wednesday, December 5 through Sunday Dec 9.  Rates will be held until November 20 and after that date rooms will be offered at the best available rate. 

To make your reservations, please call the hotel at 651-628-3500 and ask for the Speedskating rate. 


Thursday, Dec. 6 – Practice Ice 7:15-8:30 (no charge)

Friday, Dec. 7 – Team Leader/Coaches Meeting/Draw at 2:00 pm in Fireside Room

Friday, Dec. 7 – Early Warm-up 2:00-3:30 pm, $10 drop in

Friday, Dec. 7 – 4:00-9:00 pm  (Am Cup and John Rose Open Metric Only)

Saturday, Dec. 8 – 7:30-5:00 pm (John Rose Open Pack 7:00am to noon, Am Cup I/John Rose Open Metric noon to 5:00pm)

Sunday, Dec. 9 – 8:00-2:00 pm  (Am Cup I/John Rose Open Metric 8:00-11:00am, John Rose Open Pack 11:00am to 2:00pm)