One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A form of ice skating in which competitors race against each other, typically around an oval track.
- ‘IceSheffield is the national centre for figure and dance skating and the regional centre for ice hockey and speed skating.’
- ‘But as interest grows, South Woodham Ferrers could find itself at the heart of British speed skating because of plans to build a state of the art racing track in the town.’
- ‘But Major Ingram, the oldest contestant in the show at 40, is still in with a chance of being runner-up to him with the weight-lifting and speed skating still to come.’
- ‘There are about 100 kids who do ice-hockey, the same number do ice-dance and about 50 others do speed skating.’
- ‘Short track speed skating is the most unpredictable of all the Winter Olympic sports where falls come fast and furious.’
- ‘Short track speed skating is a sport that has enjoyed recent notoriety as one of the more exciting and controversial events of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.’
- ‘Campaigners will be attending the exhibition and stressing the need for a permanent, full-size skating facility, with provision for recreational skating, figure skating, speed skating and ice hockey.’
- ‘Jeremy Witherspoon, a favorite in speed skating in the 500m and 1000m fell in both events, placing 13th.’
- ‘Quad skates are more maneuverable for roller disco and artistic skating, but in-line skates are more suitable for fitness and speed skating.’
- ‘Ice hockey, downhill skiing, ski jumping and even the speed skating make for compulsive viewing.’
- ‘We have soccer and speed skating and cycling; they are more popular sports than swimming.’
- ‘Another source of national pride that sets aside regional and religious differences is sports, especially soccer and speed skating.’
- ‘I love all the events: luge, speed skating, slalom, even curling!’
- ‘With that, the Knights started speed skating around the rink.’
- ‘The others include weightlifting, diving and speed skating.’
- ‘There are two popular versions, speed skating and artistic skating.’
- ‘Johnothan nodded ‘I was hoping to get some speed skating in this morning if your sister lets me.’’
- ‘Beckie Scott's bronze medal in cross-country skiing and Clara Hughes's bronze medal in long-track speed skating are unbelievable tales in themselves.’
- ‘It was there that speed skating became a major competitive sport.’
- ‘A prospective study would also be useful in assessing the intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors at play in short track speed skating.’
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