Pettit National Ice Center in the running to host 2018 Winter Olympic trials

MILWAUKEE -- The Pettit National Ice Center is in the running to host the 2018 Winter Olympic trials for long-track speedskating.

Pettit officials submitted a bid to U.S. Speedskating -- the organization that runs the speedskating team for the U.S. Olympic Committee.

We should know by May whether that bid is successful.

The trials will be held in January of 2018 in advance of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Milwaukee has an advantage of a track close to seal level, similar to South Korea.

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