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2022 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Long Track

The Pettit National Ice Center is honored and delighted to host the 2022 US Olympic Long Track Speedskating Trials, January 5-9, 2022.  The Trials return after a very successful, six sold out days Olympic Trials in January 2018. Our goal in hosting the Olympic Trials is a well-executed, engaging, professional event for the athletes, fans, and our community and which will burnish Milwaukee’s national reputation. For five nights, there will be the best in US speedskating competing 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 Trials, 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 Trials at the Pettit.

Please choose an area of interest below.


Wednesday, January 5– Women’s 3000m/Men’s 5000m

Races 4:00p-6:00p, TV Live: 5:00p-6:00p on USA Network

Thursday, January 6 – Men’s & Women’s 1000m

Races 5:35pm-7:30p, TV Live: 6:00p-7:30p on USA Network

Friday, January 7 – Men’s & Women’s 500m

Races 4:45p-6:30p, TV Live: 5:00p-6:30p on USA Network

Saturday, January 8 – Men’s & Women’s 1500m

Races 2:55p-5p, TV Live: 3p-5p on USA Network

Sunday, January 9 – Men’s & Women’s Mass Start

Races 4:20p-5p, TV Live: 4:30p-5:00p on USA Network


Schedule Updated 9/29/2021 at 11:00am- ****Subject to Change****All Times are Central Time Zone (CT). Please keep checking back for updated start times!

Ticket Information & Security

General Admission Tickets- ON SALE NOW!

Special $15 ticket price (Save $5 per ticket) from 10/15/21 through 12pm on 10/22/21!

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NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES. ALL SALES FINAL. NO RE-ENTRY TO EVENT ONCE ENTERED. All Tickets are Date Specific and General Admission ($20 each). Ages 3 & Older must have a ticket. Those 2 and Under must sit on lap of person they come with. Doors Open one (1) Hour Prior to the Race Time. On Site Self Parking will be available for $5. Questions? Please e-mail kbutler@thepettit.com.

VIP TICKETS– On Sale 10/15/21

Each VIP credential includes admission to 2nd floor viewing, appetizers and beverages, plus complimentary parking for the pass holder. Name of the pass holder must be confirmed by December 15, 2021 at 4pm. Credentials are non-transferable once issued in a name. All VIP credentials include WI Sales Tax (5.6%). Subject to capacity.

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COVID POLICY- As of June 1, 2021, per CDC guidance, due to the transmissible nature of the Delta variant, masks are strongly encouraged for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, in public, indoor settings.  Masks are not currently mandated by the Milwaukee Health Department.  We respectfully request your consideration of others at all times in your social distancing and your health decisions.  If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to someone with COVID in the past 14 days, then do not come to the Pettit Center.  The Center has been fortunate with the health of its staff and its users to date because all have been thoughtful and respectful of others in their activities here.  We request the same going forward so that this event can be enjoyed safely.


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


Sonesta Milwaukee West- 10499 West Innovation Drive Wauwatosa, WI  53226 (Only 3.0 miles from Pettit Center), Phone: 414-475-9500. RATES STARTING AT $89 per night

  • Special event discounted rate (full pricing options/details via link or calling number below)
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Pettit Ice Center (subject to availability)
  • 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


Call reservations at #414-475-9500 and mention the 2022 Olympic Team Trails Long Track Room Block

Questions? Please contact Randy Pluta, Director of Marketing and Sales, Sonesta Milwaukee West at 414-389-8562 or RANDY.PLUTA@sonesta.com


Due to increased interest from the media for the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Long Track, we will require media outlets to be accredited for all competition days. Credentials are issued in accordance with the US Speedskating/Pettit Center Credential Policy. This policy along with the online application can be found below. Credential applications must be received at the latest by December 29, 2021. Questions? E-mail kbutler@thepettit.com.

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Olympian Send Off Celebration

Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022

Time: 6:30pm – Reception, 7:15pm – Welcome/Dinner, 8:15pm – Program

Place: Sonesta Milwaukee West (10499 West Innovation Drive Wauwatosa, WI  53226)

Description: The 2022 Send-Off dinner event is perfect opportunity to meet and support some of the extraordinary athletes who will be representing the United States on the Olympic speedskating oval in Beijing. Table of 10 $1,250. Table of 9 with Olympian $1,500 (Limited number available).

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Please join us for a unique, engaging, and entertaining evening with members of the 2022 Olympic Long Track Speedskating Team.

Upcoming Events

October 11, 2021 - October 17, 2021