Short track speed skating facts

Saguenay 500m
500 meters short track heat at the 2004 World Cup in Saguenay

Short track speed skating is a type of ice speed skating. In competitions, multiple skaters (usually between four and six) skate on an oval ice track. The track is 111.12 metres all the way around. The rink itself measures 60 m by 30 m.

World Championships have been held since 1981. It has been a Winter Olympic sport since 1992.


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