Our History

Founded in 1937.  GESS has a proud tradition of introducing skaters from ages 4 to 70+ to the sport of speedskating.

Whether your goal is fun, fitness or pursuing Olympic Gold, GESS is the place to start!  New skaters are invited to watch, try it one time, sign up for our
Learn to Speedskate program or join our club.

GESS is a member of the
Amateur Skating Association of Illinois (ASAI) and US Speedskating with certified level 1 and 2 coaches.  The team draws members from Chicago to DeKalb and Long Grove to Joliet. So come on out and see what speedskating is all about!
Our Partnership

GESS works in collaboration with Park Ridge Speed Skating to provide skaters of all ages an opportunity to get additional training.  This partnership gives most skaters flexibilty in their schedule to accomodate practice times during work week days.

Did you know...
The United States has won more Olympic medals in speedskating than any other winter sport in history?

of the U.S. Speedskating 2010 Olympic Team members come from the state of Illinois, and they all start in local clubs!

Our Team

           Officers and Coaches
 Title  Name  Contact
 President      Brian Molenda  brian.molenda@yahoo.com
 Treasurer Jennifer Rowe  rowedd@yahoo.com
 Secretary Becky Bosman  
 Registrar Johnny Aquino  johnnyaquino@comcast.net
 Head Coach Carl Cepuran  headcoach@glenellynspeedskating.org
 Asst. Coach  Eric Cepuran  
 Asst. Coach   Elise Brinich  ecbrinich@yahoo.com
 Asst. Coach   Erica Hamilton  
 LTS Director   Melissa Koenig  ltsdirector@glenellynspeedskating.org 



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