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VIDEO | Another track record for Olympic speed skater Jordan Stolz

West Bend, Wi – Town of Kewaskum speed skater Jordan Stolz knocked down another track record Friday afternoon at the Pettit National Ice Center. The 18-year-old finished the 1,500-meter event in 1:43.899.

Stolz skated against Conor McDermot. Both were dressed in dark blue with a white hood and Stolz started on the outer ring.

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Stolz may have set a new above sea-level first lap at 24.16. The second lap clocked in at 26.31 the third lap 28.49 with a final time of 1:43.899

Click HERE to watch Jordan race – starting at 3:19:30

On Thursday, January 5, 2023, Stolz broke his own 500-meter track record with a 34.40 finish, smashing his last track record of 34.55.

Stolz skates again on Saturday in the 1,000 meter at 10 a.m.

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.

There will also be an open ‘Skate with an Olympian’ on Saturday. The Pettit National Ice Center will provide the skates.  Details below.

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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.
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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