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2020 Four Continents Speedskating Championship

The Pettit National Ice Center is honored and delighted to host the 2020 Four Continents Speedskating Championship, January 31- February 2, 2020.  This marks the first International Skating Union (ISU) event at the Pettit Center since 2005 and follows a successful hosting of the 2018 US Olympic Trials- Long Track which drew sold out crowds over the six day event.  Our goal in hosting the Four Continents Speedskating Championship is a well-executed, engaging, professional event for the athletes, fans, and our community and which will burnish Milwaukee’s national reputation. For three days, there will be some of the best in the world speedskating at the Pettit Center.  Opportunities for VIP experiences and access will make the events memorable for groups, companies, and organizations.  During the week leading up to, during and shortly after the Four Continents Speedskating Championship, please note that the Center’s normal public skating, figure skating, ice hockey, and run/walk track activities will change. Please check the activity schedules closely for hours and changes. We thank you for your interest in attending and supporting the Four Continents Speedskating Championship at the Pettit.

Please choose an area of interest below.


Friday, January 31 – Ladies & Men 500m, Ladies 3000m, Men 5000, Team Sprint
Racing 2:30p to 5:40pm

Saturday, February 1 – Ladies & Men 1500m, Ladies & Men Mass Start
Races 1:00p to 2:50pm

Sunday, February 2 – Ladies & Men 1000m, Ladies & Men Team Pursuit
Races 1:00p to 2:40pm

Note: Doors Open 1 hour prior to start time. Award Ceremonies follow each race distance.

Schedule Updated 2/2/20 at 9:00am- **Times are estimates and in Central Time (CST). Subject to Change**

Tickets & Security

How to Purchase Tickets

NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES. ALL SALES FINAL. NO RE-ENTRY TO EVENT ONCE ENTERED. All tickets are date specific and General Admission ($15 each). General Admission is bleacher seating as well as standing room only areas. Ages 3 & Older must have a ticket. Those 2 and Under must sit on lap of a ticketed person.


Doors Open one (1) Hour Prior to the Race Time. On Site Self Parking will be available for $5.

Questions? Interested in VIP Tickets? Want to purchase as a group or corporate team? Please e-mail kbutler@thepettit.com.

SECURITY SCREENING PROCEDURES – Walkthrough metal detectors (WTMD) serve as the primary method of fan screening. Fans should keep the following in mind before they arrive at the arena entrance to expedite the process:

  • Minimize the number of personal items they bring to the event.
  • Remove from their clothing and belongings all items that may trigger a WTMD alarm.
  • Place those items in bins on the divesting tables for review by security staff while fans walk thru the WTMD.
  • If the WTMD alarm sounds, fans will be subject to a secondary screening which may slow their entry into the arena.
  • All permitted bags must be searched thoroughly. Permitted bags should be soft-sided, not larger than 14” x 6” x 14” and able to fit completely beneath an arena seat. Bags that are fully packed take longer to search; clear bags and those packed loosely are more easily examined.

Prohibited Items include but are not limited to:

  • Weapons: guns, firearms, ammunition
  • Knives
  • Self-defense sprays: mace, pepper spray
  • Explosives / fireworks
  • Aerosol cans
  • Frisbees
  • Food and Beverages
  • Poles, selfie sticks, missile-like objects that can be thrown
  • Strollers
  • Tripods
  • Beach balls
  • Illegal substances
  • Bats and clubs
  • Drones (unmanned aircraft systems) or model aircraft
  • Laser-pointing devices
  • Whistles and horns
  • Large banners and flags
  • Any other items deemed inappropriate or dangerous by team or arena personnel, in their sole discretion


Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West- 10499 West Innovation Drive Wauwatosa, WI  53226 (Only 3.0 miles from Pettit Center), Phone: 414-475-9500

  • Special event discounted rate (full pricing options/details via link or calling number below)
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary parking
  • Onsite restaurant and lounge
  • 24 hr. fitness room and pool/whirlpool

To Book: Use the customized booking link provided by CLICKING HERE. The link does not work on mobile devices—must be a PC or laptop. – Right click on the link, open hyperlink, type in dates you plan to stay – Follow the prompts to complete the reservation – A confirmation number will be given when completed


Call reservations at #1-866-270-4552 and reference the Pettit National Ice Center Room Block.


Due to increased interest from the media for the 2020 Four Continents Speedskating Championship, we will require media outlets to be accredited for all competition days. Credentials are issued in accordance with the ISU, US Speedskating and Pettit Center Credential Policy.

Upcoming Events

January 23, 2023 - January 29, 2023