To get into the Olympic spirt, WGN TV’s Larry Hawley visited the Franklin Park Ice Arena for Franklin Park Speed Skating Club’s practice. Franklin Park Speed Skating Club is an amateur organization which develops all levels and abilities of speed skating and promotes the fast-paced sport. The club is home of three-time Olympian Emery Lehman and U.S. Junior National Team member Jersey Chytla.
Two-time Olympian and U.S. Speed Skating member Dave Tamburrino highlighted the importance of supporting local speed skating teams. The Chicagoland are and states like Wisconsin and Minnesota produce great athletes in the sport. Watch the full coverage below!