Post Event commentary from the As I Was Saying blog:
- Day 1, NOVICE
- Time Trials
- Open & Relays
- Elite Middle and Short Races
- A Few Two Person Relay Semis
- Day Three Long Finals, Grand Champion Races
- Day Three, Relays
Welcome to the 2017 Battle In Seattle at Pattisons’s West Skating Center in Federal Way, WA. Thank you for your continued support of the Battle in Seattle, an event that has spanned three decades and continues to be one of the premier indoor 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
Recent participants include: Joey Mantia, Michael Cheek, Justin Stelly, Jarrett Paul, Michael Ringer, Brandon Hall, Donovan Sellers, Tanner Worley, Caleb Wakefield, Zac Sagiao, Wesley Gandy, Franchesca Bell, Erin Jackson, Kelsey Helman, Corie Stoddard, Mariah Richardson, Chelsea LeGault
March 10-12, 2017 at Pattisons West Skating Center in Federal Way, WA, home of Pattison’s Team Xtreme. Sunday morning is daylight saving time (DST). We will adjust the schedule accordingly to compensate for the lost hour of sleep.
Thursday, March 9, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
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.” Fastest official Lap time recorded is 8.28 seconds. We will clean the track regularly throughout the competition to ensure optimal skating conditions.
Entries must be postmarked by February 28. Make one check payable to Pattison’s West. Please use our sign up sheet and relays forms.
On I-5 take exit 142B. Turn right at Denny’s restaurant. Go 3/10 of a mile, rink is on your left side. Light grey building with a blue strip around the top.
Host Hotel Sponsor
Hampton Inn and Suites
31720 Gateway Center Blvd S
Federal Way WA 98003
Normal Rate: $199
Discounted Rate: $119/Night.
Group Name: Battle in Seattle
Group Code: BIS
– RACE INFORMATION –
Events and Rates
- $35 First Event, $15 Each Additional Event
- Beginner and Elite Divisions
- 2 Person Relays
- 4 Person Relays
- 3 Person Draw Relays $10
- Opens: $10
- Time Trial: $10
- 6 Grand Champion Races
- Spectators Free
- Events with 3 or fewer entries may be run with other events
- ONLY out of region skaters may cross team with other out of region competitors for relays
- All Elite Divisions (No Grand)
- Novice Divisions (Juvenile-Esquire)
- All 3 Beginner distances will be run Friday morning
- 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. Start position will be determined by order of points 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.
- There will no Pro Division this year, however, prize money will be increased in the Grand Champion
- Races along with Skin Suits brought to you by Vie13 and the NSC (National Speed skating Circuit)
- Heat distance could be shortened to save time.
- 2 Person, 3 Person Draw, and 4 Person relays will be run
3 Person Draw Relays ($10)
- Juvenile and under
- Elementary and Freshmen
- Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Classic
- Masters and above
*Coaches please use your discretion when determining a skaters’ ability to do the 3-person draw. This is for the safety of all teams.
- Juvenile, and below: 10 Laps
- Elementary and Freshman: 15 Laps
- Sophomore, Junior, Senior: 30 Laps
- Classic, and above: 20 Laps
*Skaters will draw cards to determine position. Prize money to be awarded, dictated by the number of participants.
Time Trial: ($10)
- “Fastest Girl/Man on Skates!”
- Rolling start 100m,on what is regarded as one of, if not the”fastest floor in the nation.”
- Prize money determined by number of participants.
- Track record 8.28 sec.
– GRAND CHAMPION EVENTS –
Pro Grand Champion
First, second, third, from Elite Sophomore through Senior, qualify for the 15 lap race. $1000 to the winner, $200 to 2nd, $100 for 3rd, and all 3 placements will also will receive a premium podium metal. Winner receives a top of the line Vie13 Grand Champion Battle in Seattle skin suit.
Jr. Grand Champion
First, second, third, and fourth from Elite Freshman and below qualify for the 10 laps race. $100 to the winner and all 3 placements will also will receive a premium podium metal. Winner receives top of the line Vie13 Grand Champion Battle in Seattle skin suit.
Sr. Grand Champion
First, second, third, and fourth from Elite Master and above qualify for the 10 laps race. $100 to the winner. If you skate Senior Men as one of your divisions you are not eligible for this event. All 3 placements will also will receive a premium podium metal. Winner receives a top of the line Vie13 Grand Champion Battle in Seattle skin suit.
Premium Olympic Size Medals will be awarded to the top 3 skaters in each event. Pictured are the 2017 medals! We also will be giving away over $3,000 dollars in cash prizes. Grand Champion winners will receive a customized Vie13 Battle in Seattle Skin Suit courtesy of NSC.
– OTHER INFORMATION –
Head Referee Brandon Hardaway
Referees: Mike Wong, Josh Jowiak, Kim Cason
Tabulator: Robin Pfander
Announcer: Kevin Talbert
Meet Director: Shaun Pattison
Event Coordinators: Mike and Darin Pattison
- Atom Skates
- Bont Skates
- MOTA Skates
- NSC Professional National Speedskating
- Pattison’s Team Xtreme
- VIE13 Kustom Apparel