2024 Garden State January Thaw & NEST #3
Jan 14, 2024 - Jan 14, 2024 | ST Regional | South Brunswick, NJ, USA
The Garden State January Thaw & NEST #3 returns this year, to a new venue: an Olympic size ice sheet at South Brunswick, New Jersey. Competition day is Sunday, January 14, 2024, practice ice time is in the evening of Saturday, January 13, 2024.
GSS January Thaw Short Track Championships & NEST #3
January 14, 2024
ProSkate Ice Arena
1000 Cornwall Rd, South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852
ENTRY DEADLINE & FEE
Entries must be RECEIVED by 5:00pm EST. Friday, Dec. 23, 2023
Entry Fee: $125.00 per skater (Maximum #skaters: 125)
ENTRY FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE, AND NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
- member of US Speedskating
- member of a foreing NGB if not a member of USS
FORMAT AND DIVISIONS
This is an Ability Meet (All Points). All skaters will race in a heat and final. First place of each heat goes to the A final, then seeded by times. The Super Finals are based on overall points. All athletes will skate in a Super Finals for their longest distance. Skaters will be grouped according to their seed time, with consideration being given to the age of skaters in each group. Except for NEST, divisions may be mixed gender. (NOTE: ALL Skaters should register using the "Men/Women" category)
NEST - For skaters age 12 years or older as of 7/1/2023 that can meet the qualifying time. The 1000m qualifying time for males is 1:48.00 and 1:58.00 for females. The time must have been achieved in a sanctioned competition between 7/1/2022 and the registration deadline.
Ability - Skaters younger than 12 years old will compete in the Ability Division. Skaters ages 12 and older who do not meet the NEST qualifying time standard will also compete in the Ability Division. For skaters 8 and under, please supply a 255m qualifying time (3 laps on 85M track) if available.
Novice - This division is for skaters in their first year and new to racing.
ATHLETES CHECK-IN Saturday, January 13, 2024 6:30-8:30pm
PRACTICE ICE Time Saturday 13, 2024, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
ICE COST: $20 PER SKATER
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
- JANUARY 14
- Warm-ups: 7:30am – 8:20am
- Racing: approx. 8:30am-4:30pm
- Awards: 4:30-5:30pm
Hard shell helmets, gloves, long sleeves, knee pads, shin pads, eye protection and cut-proof neck guards. Cut-proof suits and hard shin guards are optional, but recommended.
ONLINE MEET INFORMATION
- Individual Awards - For first, second, and third overall in each group, including first time skaters. Skaters must skate all events to be eligible for group awards.
- Comfort Suites Near University, 2880 US-1, North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902
Check-in/out: Jan 13, 2024, 3:00 PM / Jan 14, 2024, 11:00 AM
1 King Bed Suite: $109+tax
2 queen Bed Suite: $121+tax
Group name: January Thaw
Group number: US9014
Cut-off Date: Dec 23, 2023
Call (732) 297-7400, or Click here to book your room
- Many other area hotels available on your own preferences
CONTACT THE MEET DIRECTOR
Meet Director - Linlin Sun
- for any questions prior to race day email LSun@uolf.org, email@example.com and put in "2024 January Thaw" in the subject line
- for any race day needs, call or text (551) 222-1206