Speed Skating

Power and precision make short track and long track speedskating one of the fastest sports on ice. Short Track competitors will compete on an Olympic-sized ice rink (200ft x 100ft) in distances ranging from 222m – 1,500m.Top Athletes can pull up to 4 g’s on the turns, making this a thrilling spectator sport. Long Track competitors will compete outdoors in smaller groups on the Olympic Skating Rink where, during the 1980 Olympics, Eric Heiden won a historic five individual gold medals. Long Track distances range from 500m - 3,000m.

Looking to increase your speed? US Speedskating (USS) offers athletes a large network of clubs and clinics to get involved with. Beginners can speed through the system, representing their local club on the way to local, regional, or national success.

For more information on Speedskating, contact Tom Miller at speedskating@eswgames.com.


Friday, February 4

  • Long Track – Speed Skating Oval
    • Two distances

Saturday, February 5

  • Long Track - Speed Skating Oval
    • We will run the 3rd then last and longest distance for the top 4 of each class.

      Referee can make schedule changes accordingly and responsibly due to weather 

*All schedules are subject to change

Long Track events will take place at the James B. Sheffield Olympic Oval.

Friday: Long Track Warm UP 4:00 PM

Saturday: Long Track Warm Up 9:00 AM



Scholastic: $50

Open: $75

Masters: $75


There are no refunds of entry fees. While registering please double check the dates of compeition and qualification requirements needed to compete. In the case of a medical emergency, depending on the circumstances, a refund MAY be considered.

Any refund requests must be made in writing and sent to: Bethany Valenze Sport Director, ESWG, 2608 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946


Long Track:

The competition format for Long Track is a 4 distance overall competition per ISU rules scored using a samalog point system. 

All skaters will skate 3 distances with the 4th, longest, will be top 4 of each class after 3 distances scored. 


  • Each athlete must be a member in good standing with US Speedskating or Speedskating Canada
  • Each athlete must have have skated a USS or SSC sanctioned meet after Jan. 1 2019 and prior to January 27th 2020.  
    • All competitions must be verified online or with a published protocol.
Class Age As of July 1 2019 Distances 
Pre- Scholastic A 9-10 500m, 700m, 600m, 1000m
Pre-Scholastic B 11-12  500m, 700m, 1000m, 1400m
Scholastic A  16-18 500m, 1500m, 1000m, 3000m 
Scholastic B 13-15 500m, 1500m, 1000m, 3000m
Open 18-30 500m, 1500m, 1000m, 3000m
Master 30+ 500m, 1500m, 1000m, 3000m 


Register by Sunday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m. Late entries will be accepted up to Wednesday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m. accompanied by a $100 penalty to be payable to Adirondack Speedskating.

Sanctioning Body

United States Speedskating (NGB)