Inline Speed Skating
We are home to Team Xtreme, an inline speed skating team that is a force in the US racing scene. They are coached by Miguel Jose,
The team became #1 in the Pacific Northwest in 1984 and has won the Northwest Regional High Point Trophy every year since. In 9 of the last ten years (8 years in a row) Team Xtreme has finished #1 in the nation, competing against up to 80 other teams. The team has produced numerous National Champions, National Record holders, World Championship medalist and Olympic Champions over the past 37 years.
The team ranges in age from 5 to 65 years of age and competes in races all over the world. We skate three to four times a week from October through July. Last year our skaters traveled to Virginia, Florida, Nebraska, Colorado, California, Oregon, North Carolina, Georgia, Idaho and even Columbia, Germany, France, China. and Barcelona, Spain for the Inline World Championships.
Team Xtreme Olympians
Apolo Anton Ohno, who has the record for having the most medals in the Winter Olympics history with 8, and JR Celski, also a 3 time Olympic Medalist and is a current World Record holder in three events. Both skated and trained for 10+ years at this rink. More recently, Joey Mantia (finished 4th in Peyoung Chang) and Aaron Tran also also skated for Team Xtreme. Tran competed alongside JR Celski in the 2018 Winter Olympic games Mens Relay for Team USA. We are extremely proud of our former teammates and will always be rooting them on!
From legend Apolo Ohno to newcomer Aaron Tran, El Centro Skate Rink has become a breeding ground for Olympic speed-skaters.
NY Times article on Team Xtreme
The Battle In Seattle
Every year in March we host arguably the biggest indoor competition in the nation Skaters from over 20 states come to Seattle to compete against the best on one of the best skating floors. This year
skaters competed for nearly $10,000 in cash and prizes, including roundtrip airfare anywhere Southwest Airlines travels. The Battle in Seattle is always FREE admission!!
BEGINNERS SPEED CLASS
Come join the #1 team in the nation. National Champions in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and learn the basics of speed skating Sundays from 9:00-10:30am.
We have coaches who teach every level of roller skating from beginner to advanced. Our coaches are dedicated to your skating success!
Please contact us for the schedule.
Must have basic skating skills: - this means you must be able stop and start, cross over on the turns) Helmet required.
Olympic Medalist Apolo Ohno, JR Celski, and Aaron Tran all started in this very class!
Cost is $10.00