HotelPlanner Takes the Ice with US Speedskating
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla, September 28, 2023 - HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology platform and hotel booking engine, today announced a service provider partnership with US Speedskating, the governing body for the sport of speedskating in the United States. HotelPlanner will offer discounted hotel solutions to attend events and for personal travel to the entire US speedskating organization and their fans.
US Speedskating, based in Kearns Utah, has won 91 Olympic medals, making it one of the most successful sports in U.S. Olympic history. The organization sets the stage for success by providing support to skaters from local clubs up to Olympic teams, and nurtures an atmosphere that encourages growth in the speed skating community.
There are two disciplines of speed skating: long track and short track. Long track is done on a 400m ice oval typically in a time-trial format where two skaters go head-to-head. Long Track also hosts the Team Pursuit that involves two teams of three skaters chasing each other down from opposite sides of the track and the Mass Start where more than 15 skaters race head to head. In the U.S. there are only seven long track ovals in Anchorage, Salt Lake City, Butte Montana, Roseville Minnesota, Milwaukee, and Lake Placid. Short track speed skating is raced on a 111m track on a standard ice rink. In the U.S., there are 37 states with ice rinks hosting short track clubs.
“We’re pleased to partner with HotelPlanner to provide discount accommodations and group travel expertise to our entire organization, including athletes, their families, and the fans,” says Ted Morris, Executive Director, US Speedskating.
“We love partnering with large athletic organizations because they bring athletes and families together. Likewise, HotelPlanner is in the business of bringing people together. To the entire US Speedskating organization, welcome to the HotelPlanner family,” says Tim Hentschel, Co-founder & CEO, HotelPlanner.
There are more than 60 ice speed skating clubs in the U.S. to join. Find a Club near you.
Hotels can be booked through usspeedskating.hotelplanner.com.
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About US Speedskating
US Speedskating athletes have won 91 Olympic medals, making it one of the most successful sports in U.S. Olympic history. The organization sets the stage for success by providing support, from local clubs to Olympic teams, and nurtures an atmosphere that encourages growth in the speed skating community. USS is recognized as the governing body for the sport of speed skating in the United States and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, on Facebook and at www.usspeedskating.org.
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