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Syracuse Speedskating Congratulates

2023 Empire State Winter Games Athlete of the Year

Sammy Hart Gorman


Sunnycrest Ice Rink, 699 Robinson St., Syracuse, NY  

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Congratulations Coach Cherise Wilkins, named “2021 Volunteer Coach of the Year” by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic committee!

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Syracuse SpeedSkating

Striving for greatness on every turn!


About Us

Club Achievements

Syracuse Speedskating Club is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of the exciting sport of speedskating. With the distinction of 3 nationally certified coaches, Syracuse Speedskating offers opportunities for athletes to develop at their own pace in a friendly, supportive and challenging environment. Our skaters compete at the local, regional and national levels. Syracuse Speedskating seeks to provide both beginners and nationally ranked skaters the skills they need to improve, achieve personal goals, and most of all, have fun!

Syracuse Speedskating is the only speedskating club in Central New York, with members from Onondaga, Oswego, Tompkins and Oneida counties. We welcome new skaters to join us for a free first session and experience the thrill of the fastest sport on ice!  Click here to learn how.


Numerous skaters achieving national and international titles began their skating careers at the Syracuse Speedskating Club, including National Short Track Champions Jenn Barber, Kathy Same, and Kate Stewart.  Current SSC coach and former Olympic Trial participant, Cherise Wilkins has also achieved multiple National Championships.

SSC skaters achieving national recognition include Kate Stewart, 2018 Masters National Champion (50-59) and fellow 2018 and 2019 Masters National Champion (30-39) Cherise Wilkins, who set new National Age Group Short Track Speedskating records in both in the 500m (:49.933) and the 777m (1:18.411).  Syracuse Speedskating also congratulates alum Alex Zamojski for his participation in the 2018 USA Olympic Team Trials in Milwaukee, WI.  

In 2019, SSC alum Sydney Yu-Terpening earned a spot on the 2019 Junior World Team, competing at the ISU Long Track World Junior Championships Feb. 15-17 in Baselga di Pine, Italy.  SSC skaters Cassandra Clarke and silver medalist Sammy Hart-Gorman were invited to participate in the 2019 International Children’s Games in Lake Placid, New York. SSC was also well represented at the 2019 US Short Track Age Group Nationals in Verona, Wisconsin.  Christoper Monahan, Isabel Crovella, Sarah Crovella, Matthew Crovella and 2019 Masters National Champion Cherise Wilkins qualified and competed at the event.  

Coach Cherise Wilkins was honored as “2021 Volunteer Coach of the Year” by the US Olympic Paralympic Committee.  In 2022, Wilkins and fellow SSC Coach Karl Hughes won the Age Group National Championships in Lake Placid, NY.                        


Syracuse Speedskating Club was founded by Jack Byrne and Harold Harrington in 1958.