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Long and Short Tracks
Short and Long Track Events
The world short and long track speed skating events held on ice are quite different. The size, length, and shape of the tracks require completely different facilities to host their competitions. Some long track events are performed on outdoor artificial ice surfaces. Both long and short tracks are regularly resurfaced with ice making machines that cut, scrape, and lay a sheet of water in one operation.
Speed skating was introduced into the Winter Olympic games in 1916. Speed skating is an exciting athletic event that is practiced on two-lane oval tracks, 400-meters long. It is practiced in all-around, sprint, single-distance, team pursuit, and marathon events.
PDF A Parent's Guide to Speed Skating A Skating Canada guide to help in the development of athletes in all stages of speed skating.
Speed Skating Tips -
10 Ice Speed Skating Tips July 29, 2010 10 ice speed skating tips to help you improve your form, the most important thing to mention is safety.
Good Speed Skating Techniques and tips for practicing and perfecting those techniques. These tips came from a a long-time indoor and outdoor speed skating coach.
Ellis Edge Skating Tips Welcome to our skating tips page. We hope you enjoy the tips.
Mid-America Speedskating - Tips & Techniques Mid-America Speedskating Club, Sam Poulos - Coach.Unscientific Observations About 400 Meter Olympic Style Skating ... Travel Tips for Competitors.
Speed Skating for Beginners An introduction to speed skating techniques plus tips for practicing and perfecting those techniques. These tips came from a a long-time indoor and outdoor speed skating coach.
Speed Skating gloves Many short track speed skaters touch the ice with their left hand (finger tips only) while skating through the turns.
Tightening the Turns in Speed Skating: Lessons in Centripetal Feb. 7, 2011 Enjoy the thrill and pace of speed skating. What is important is the fastest time to finish a race on ice or a wooden track.
Author Jim Fink, is a Seattle inline speed and fitness skater. He is not a competive speed skater. He wrote these article at a time he had two years experience as an inline skater. He described his skills as somewhere between a recreational skater and a speed demons.
Indoor Speed Skating for new skaters who have never tried it before, by Jim Fink (1 of 8).
Indoor Speed Skating Part 2: The drills
Indoor Speed Skating Part 3: Skating with better skaters
Indoor Speed Skating Part 4: The workout
Indoor Speed Skating Part 5: Falling down
Indoor Speed Skating Part 6: Pack skating
Indoor Speed Skating Part 7: The equipment
Indoor Speed Skating Part 8: It Takes Time
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