With snow on the ground and more in the forecast, it's pretty much perfect weather to watch some athletes on the ice. The U.S. Junior National Short-Track Speedskating Championship is set for Jan. 25-27 at the Prince William Ice Center (5180 Dale Blvd., Woodbridge, Va.).
The speed skating competition will bring together about 75 skaters ranging in age from 13 to 19 -- many of whom have already qualified for an invitation to the U.S. Olympic trials in September.
In Woodbridge, they'll be vying for one of eight spots at the World Junior Short-Track Championship in very chilly Poland. The event is free to spectators.