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Olympian Jordan Stolz sets track record during 500-meter event at Pettit National Ice Center

January 5, 2023 – Milwaukee, WI – Olympic speed skater Jordan Stolz slipped, but set a new track record anyway in the 500-meter event at the Pettit National Ice Center on Thursday morning.

Skating in the US Championships, Stolz hit the start line against Austin Kleba.

Click HERE to watch Stolz race starting at 1:24:52

Stolz finished in 34.40 and clobbered his old record of 34.55.

Stolz skates Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Pettit. The schedule of race times from Friday through Sunday is below.

Stolz and fellow speed skaters Erin Jackson and Brittany Bowe will host a meet-and-greet with students and families at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Pettit. School groups are welcome.

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There will also be a 1-hour skate with Jordan Stolz where kids can get ice time and do laps with the local Olympic racer.

Kids will have the opportunity to skate with an Olympian from 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The Pettit will provide the skates at no cost. The event is free.
The process for the Meet and Greet/Skate with an Olympian is below.
      • A seating area in the bleachers will be labeled for the children. 
      • Children will receive a waiver upon arrival from the ambassador for skating with the Olympians afterwards. Their signed waiver will serve as their rental ticket for skates downstairs. 
    • After the competition ends, children should head down the West tower stairs and present their waiver to the staff member in skate rental in exchange for figure skates.
    • Rental skates will be for children only, first come first serve, and based on time and availability.
  • Skate with the Olympians will end at 1:45 p.m.

 

“We started as a family, all four of us, skating around on the pond,” said Dirk Stolz. “We all did it as a family for exercise and the kids were racing me.”

Stolz said it is a “good family sport.”

Jordan and his sister skating as kids
Jordan and his sister skating as kids

“Everybody can do it,” he said. “It doesn’t matter what age you are. A few more people should come out and give it a try like we did.”

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