Speed Skating: The Sport

The roots of ice skating date back over 1,000 years to the frozen canals and waterways of Scandinavia and the Netherlands when men laced animal bones to their footwear and glided across frozen lakes and rivers.

The sport of short track speed skating originated in Canada and the United States in 1905.

Olympic speed skating, or long track as it is known today, made its debut at the first Winter Olympics in 1924.

About Long Track Speed Skating

About Short Track Speed Skating

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