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Speed Skating Event at Morrisville State College IcePlex

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.— The Center State Speed Skating Club is hosting its annual Holiday Speed Skate Race at the Morrisville State College Ice Plex on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nearly 100 speed skaters from across the Northeast will be participating in this event which will feature short track speed skating—racing contested at various distances on a 110-meter skating oval. It is free and open to the public.

Participants will include novice skaters to elite, national-level competitors, including Olympic-hopefuls, Dave Soucy, president of the club and assistant professor of horticulture at Morrisville State College, said.

“Short track speed skating is an exciting and action-packed sport made famous in the USA by the Olympic exploits of Apolo Anton Ohno,” Soucy said. Ohno claimed three medals in the 2006 Winter Games held in Torino, Italy.

The Center State Speed Skating Club is comprised of skaters from Madison, Oneida and Onondaga counties, including students, faculty and staff from Morrisville State College. The club also has non-racing members of all ages who skate for fun, fitness and camaraderie, Soucy said.

For more information about the club or the upcoming race, call 315-684-6772.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options with eight new degrees being offered this fall: entrepreneurship and small business management, B.B.A.; nursing, B.S.; science, technology, and society, B.S.; journalism and communication for online media, B.S.; horticulture business management, B.T.; human performance and health promotion, B.S.; criminal justice, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only); and human services, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only).

Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.


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