Speed Skating


Speed Skating is a form of ice skating in which competitors attempt to travel a certain distance over the ice as quickly as possible. The origins of skating go back to the 17th in the Netherlands, where people skated on the fronzen canals. First real competitions were held at the end of the 19th century with the rising of special ice tracks. Major competitions are held on 400 m artificial ice tracks, some of them domed. Events are held over several distances, and there are a couple of allround formats: men allround, women allround, sprint; in these formats competitions are made up of four events. Next to the track events, there's also marathon skating at artificial or natural ice over distances up to 200 km; the most prestigious one is the Elfstedentocht (eleven cities tour) in the Netherlands. The International Skating Union was founded in 1892. For more info see Wikipedia.

Olympic Games:
M:500 m
M:1000 m
M:1500 m
M:5000 m
M:10000 m
M:Team Pursuit
W:500 m
W:1000 m
W:1500 m
W:3000 m
W:5000 m
W:Team Pursuit
Defunct Event:
M:Allround

World Championships Allround: Men Women

World Sprint Championships: Men Women

World Single Distance Championships:
M:500 m
M:1000 m
M:1500 m
M:5000 m
M:10000 m
M:Team Pursuit
W:500 m
W:1000 m
W:1500 m
W:3000 m
W:5000 m
W:Team Pursuit

European Championships Allround: Men Women

North American Championships Allround: Men Women

Asian Championships Allround: Men Women

World Cup:
M:500 m
M:1000 m
M:1500 m
M:5000/10000 m
M:Mass Start
M:Team Pursuit
W:500 m
W:1000 m
W:1500 m
W:3000/5000 m
W:Mass Start
W:Team Pursuit
Defunct Events:
M:100 m M:5000 m W:100 m W:3000 m

Asian Games:

Elfstedentocht: Men Women

World Junior Championships: Men Women

Defunct Events: