Thursday, March 14th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
$35 first event, $15 each additional, Pro Division $50, $10 for 4 person draw relay, Opens, and Time Trials. Entry cap for skaters $125, for Pros $140
Entries postmarked by Friday, March 1st 2019. Make one check payable to Pattison’s West. Please use our Sign-up Spreadsheet and Relays Form.
90’ x 180’ Maple rotunda with fresh WP8 plastic. 8 skaters may be run on the starting line. Widely considered “Fastest floor in the nation.” We will regularly clean the track throughout the competition.
On I-5 take exit 142B (west). Turn right at Denny’s restaurant. Go 3/10 of a mile, rink is on your left side. Light grey building with a blue stripe around the top.
– RACE INFORMATION –
Brandon Hardaway, Bryan Howell, Mike Wong, Kim Eger
Rachel and Robin Pfander
All Elite Divisions (No Grand) – Novice Divisions (Juvenile – Esquire). Challenge-up is OK in beginner and Elite. If you are skating Pro, you can ONLY skate Pro Division.
In Novice and Elite Divisions, all 3 distance races will be run. The long distance race will be an automatic final and will be a rolling start if there are more than 8 skaters. Starting position will be determined by order of points accumulated so far, with the skater with the highest total in first and so on. Skaters without points will draw cards to determine starting position before the race.
- 2 Person and 2 Mix Relays (Primary, Elementary, Sophomore, Senior, Classic, Master, Veteran)
- 3 Person Relays $15 (3 man, 3 lady), 3 mix relays $15 (Juvenile 3 any person ONLY)
- Divisions: Juvenile & Below Elementary & Freshman, Sophomore – Classic, Masters, & above.
- One lap tags.
- *Coaches: please use your discretion when determining a skater’s ability to do the 3-person. This is for the safety of all.
- 4 Person Anything Relays $15
- Any combination of boy/girls from a team, but you MUST have at least 2 boy and 1 girl per team. Cross teaming allowed for this event
- Nationals lap amounts (could be shortened time permitting)
- 4 Person Draw $10 Random draw for skaters from teams who sign up. Juvenile, Freshman, Senior, Master Divisions
Fastest Woman/Man on Skates! 100 meter rolling start on the “Best Floor in the Nation”. CA$H Prize determined by number of participants. Record set in 2018 by Jonathan Blair 8.28 sec !!!
$10 (Skaters will draw cards to determine position. Prize money determined by the number of participants). We will be doing a Nascar start in the opens where contestants start side-by-side, in a rolling start if more than 8 skaters are in the race, similar to the car racing starts.
- Juvenile and below: 10 Laps
- Elementary and Freshman: 15 Laps
- Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Classic: 30 Laps
- Grand Classic (eligible, must be at least 30 years old) and above: 20 Laps
– GRAND CHAMPION EVENTS –
ELITE GRAND CHAMPION:
First, second, and third from Elite Sophomore through Senior, qualify for the 15 lap race. Winner will receive $100 and a Vie13 Grand Champion Battle in Seattle skin suit. All 3 placements will receive a premium podium medal.
JR. GRAND CHAMPION:
First, second, and third from Elite Freshman and below qualify for the 10 lap race. Winner will receive $100 and a Vie13 Grand Champion Battle in Seattle skin suit. All 3 placements will receive a premium podium medal.
SR. GRAND CHAMPION:
First, second, and third from Classic and above qualify for the 10 lap race. Winner will receive $100 and a Vie13 Grand Champion Battle in Seattle skin suit. All 3 placements will receive a premium podium medal.
– PRO EVENTS –
Pro Woman and Mens Division
- Sophomore and up
- 1500m ,500m ,3000m
- Roundtrip (Standby tickets with Restrictions) to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies to men’s and women’s pro champions
- Large CA$H Prize to be awarded to men’s and women’s pro champions
- $1,000 1st, $300 2nd, $100 3rd for me’n and women’s champions
- Custom Vie13 Grand Champion Battle in Seattle skin suit
- !!! SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT !!! Winners will receive an automatic bid to NSC 2018 season. If winner has already qualified then it is awarded to 2nd place, and so on. More details HERE.
– PAST PARTICIPANTS –
Past participants include:
Men: Joey Mantia, Michael Cheek, Justin Stelly, Jarrett Paul, Michael Ringer, Brandon Hall, Donovan Sellers, Tanner Worley, Caleb Wakefield, Zac Sagiao, Wesley Gandy, Cooper McLeod, KC Boutiette, Sabian Tinson, Jonathan Blair, Adrion Workman
Women: Erin Jackson, Franchesca Bell, Kelsey Helman, Corie Stoddard, Mariah Richardson, McKenzie Browne, Chelsea LeGault, Melissa Perry
– THANK YOU –
Thank you for your continued support of the Battle in Seattle, a mid-season classic that spans three decades and continues to be one of the premier indoor speed skating events in the USA. The Pattison family is always thankful for the nationwide support we have received and continue to receive. We are looking forward to another epic year of racing!!
— The Pattison Family
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