Speed Skating Races
Speed Skating Races on Ice
The first international federation for speed skating was established in 1892. The first time speed skating became an Olympic sport was in 1924. There are 2 types of individual speed skating races in the Olympics – long track speed skating on a 400 metre oval track; and short track speed skating on a 111 metre oval track. There are also other types of speed skating races which are not Olympic events: marathon speed skating, quad speed skating and inline racing.
Speed skating has been picking up in popularity and is a great workout and adrenaline rush.
Popularity surged after the games at Nagano, where Canadian speed skaters, like Cariona LeMay Doan and Susan Auch, dominated.