The National SpeedSkating Circuit is entering its sixth season with a whole new look. For the first time, professional women speed skaters will take the floor, bringing indoor skating to a new level of excitement and speed! And if you thought it couldn’t get any better, the NSC has a little surprise: Brittany Bowe.
Bowe is known for her long track ice speed prowess. Currently the world record holder in the 1000 meters and American record holder in the 1500, she finished her 2015 season winning the World Sprint Championships. The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympian is also known for her skills in basketball, playing point guard throughout her college years for the Florida Atlantic Owls. But this all-around athlete didn’t switch to ice until 2010—before that she won 32 world championship medals in inline speed skating, including gold in the 2007 Pan American Games.
Bowe started inline skating in 1996, and by 2006, when she moved on to college and basketball, she led not just the USA, but also the world as the top female inline speed skater.
NSC is bringing Bowe back to inlines in the pro women’s debut. She’ll be mixing it up with Erin Jackson, a 9-time world medalist and Pan Am gold medalist. Jackson is considered the best in the world in the 1000 meter after winning that distance in Rosario Argentina at the 2014 world inline speed skating championships, unfortunately she was disqualified in a very controversial decision.
Throw in 2014 Pro Women’s Indoor National champion and Junior World bronze medalist in the 1000 meter, Franchesca Bell. The NSC women will be tearing up the floor at their inaugural event. The rest of the field has been working hard and is hungry to show the world what Professional women speed skating is all about.