US Junior Championships Short Track & Winter World Cup Qualifier

Jan 6, 2024 - Jan 8, 2024 | National ST | Kearns, UT, USA

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    2024 US Junior Championships Short Track


    Winter World Cup Qualifier

    January 6-8, 2024

    Utah Olympic Oval | 5662 S Cougar Lane | Kearns, UT  84118

    This event will serve as qualifying event for selecting the US Short Track Junior World Team, the Winter World Cup Team, and the World Championships Team

    Please note that the ZERO-FALSE-START rule will be in place.

    This event is open to US citizens or those that have, at minimum, a temporary or permanent resident card for the US with an ISU clearance  certificate to represent the US in international competition.

    Entry Deadline:

    December 27th , 2023  at 5pm MT

    Late entries accepted until January 1st , 2024 at 5pm MT. A $100 late entry fee charge will apply

    Preliminary Schedule*:

    Saturday 2pm-7pm: 1500m #1 & 500m #1 – Qualifying Rounds and Finals

    Sunday 12pm-4:30pm: 1000m #1 & 1500m #2 – Qualifying Rounds and Finals

    Monday 9am-2:10pm: 500m #2 & 1000m #2 – Qualifying Rounds and Finals

    Coaches Meeting:

    Friday, January 5th at 5:30pm MT

    A Zoom link will be sent to all eligible and current coaches named by their athletes during the registration process.

    Official Training:

    Official Training is available complimentary on

    Friday, January 5th at 3:45-4:30pm

    For additional training times please contact for pricing and availability

    Safety Equipment:

    All USS member skaters are required to wear full-body cut-resistant protection (either integrated into the skinsuit or separate underwear). Please take not of ISU Communication #2400 and that USS will follow the ISU’s guidance regarding the level of mandatory and recommended equipment for the 2023-2024 season.

    • USS Selection Competitions

    Mandatory required minimum: full-body cut-resistant Level 3 suit and cut resistant Level 3 gloves.

    Please refer to USS Rules & Regulations page 6 for all other requirements.

    Travel Information:

    Utah Olympic Oval

    5662 S Cougar Lane

    Kearns, UT  84118

    Hotel Information:

    Residence Inn by Marriott

    7558 S Plaza Center Drive

    West Jordan, UT 84084

    Limited rooms are available at a discounted rate and are a first come first serve.

    Rooms have to be booked before 12/20/2023

    Rate is available from 1/3/24 to 1/10/24

    Booking link here


    Please contact LeeAnn Lio at if you would like to volunteer during the event.

    COVID-19 Protocol:

    USS currently does not have any COVID entry protocols for USS events.


    Athletes selected to a USS travel team need to be prepared to show proof of a current Athlete Physical Exam Form as outlined. Proof will have to be presented at Athlete Processing immediately following the qualifying competition and cannot be older than 365 days.

    • 14 years of age before July 1st 2022
    • Eligible to represent the US at international competition
    • Relay participation is mandatory
    • Maximum of allowed entries is 60 per gender

    Qualifying Time Standard:

    Women: 48.500

    Men: 46.000

    *times have to be achieved according to point E) 1. In the USS Rules & Regulations

    Athlete Check-In:

    All athletes are required to pick up their helmet cover and transponders either in person or via a designated individual on Thursday, Friday, January 5th time 3:30-5:00pm,  at the Utah Olympic Oval Timing Deck.

    At the same time equipment check for cut-resistant suites and skates will be conducted. This is a mandatory check for all skaters.

    No deposit will be required.

    Not returned transponders will be charged to the skater at $100/unit

    Not returned helmet covers will be charged to the skater at $20/cover



    Additional Topics:

    USS Rules & Regulations

    Qualifying Tables


    Marriott West Jordan

    Please consider booking at out Partner Hotel, Residence Inn by Marriott at a preferred rate.

    A limited quantity of rooms is availalbe at a preferred rate and is based on first-come-first serve.

    Please book before December 20th, 2023 to receive rate.

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