Speed skates

Speed skating 101: Equipment

Skate The skate consists of a blade, a shoe and a construction or binding device that connects the shoe to the blade. The device may allow a…

U.S. speed skaters team pursuit

Speed skating 101: Competition format

There are 14 speed skating events on the 2018 Olympic program, seven for men and seven for women. Men: 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m, 10,000m, m…

Sven Kramer at the 2014 Sochi Olympics

Speed skating 101: Glossary

Allround A speed skating event in which men race 500m, 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m and women race 500m, 1500m, 3000m and 5000m. The results fro…