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.


SCHEDULE


Friday, January 30


  • Long Track – Speed Skating Oval
    • Three distances

Saturday, February 1


  • Long Track - Speed Skating Oval
    • We will tun last and longest distance for the top 4 of each class as long as the temperatures meet the ISU temp rule standard of above -4F.
  • Short Track – Olympic Center 1932 Rink

Sunday, February 2


  • Short Track – Olympic Center 1932 Rink

*All schedules are subject to change


Short Track events will take place at the 1932 Jack Shea Arena.


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


REGISTRATION FEES


Scholastic: $50


Open: $75


Masters: $75


REFUNDS


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: Molly Mayer Event Director, ESWG, 2608 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946


QUALIFICATIONS


Age Requirements 


  • Scholastic includes athletes up to age 18 as of July 1, 2018
  • Open includes athletes ages 19 to 29
  • Masters includes all athletes age 30 and above

Short Track:


All participants must have raced in a ST event for the 2012-20 Season.


Time qualifications for NEST Class:


  • Men 1000m: 1:48.00
  • Ladies 1000m: 1:58.00
  • All athletes must submit a 500m seeding time.

Speed Skating Classes and Events










Short Track


Distances

 

 

 

Masters (30+)

500

777

1000

1500SF Top 8 to A Final

NEST (12+ with time requirement) 1000m men - 1:48:00

1000m women - 1:58:00

500

777

100

1500SF Top 8 to A Final

Scholastic A (17-18)

500

777

1000

1500SF Top 8 to A Final

Scholastic B (15-16)

500

777

1000

1500SF Top 8 to A Final

Scholastic C (13-14)

500

777

1000

1500SF Top 8 to A Final

Pre-scholastic A (10-12)

333

500

777

1000SF Top 6 to A Final

Pre-scholastic B (7-9)

222 333 500 777SF Top 6 to A Final

Rules


Two-round racing format heat to A,B,C. Final (First in heat to A final, then by time).


Top 8 after 3 events will skate the A Super Final. Everyone else seeded accordingly to B,C,D Finals.


There is no moving up to higher classes except if you qualify for NEST Event. Ages are as of July 1, 2017. All athletes must submit a 500m seeding time.


Deadline


Register by Tuesday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m.


Late entries will be accepted up to Thursday, January 31 at 4:00 p.m. accompanied by a $100 penalty to be payable to Adirondack Speedskating.


Long Track:


All participants must be members of USS or Canada Speedskating. All athletes must have a time submitted to speedskatingresults.com — if no time for seeding, see rule below.


Sanctioning Body


United States Speedskating (NGB)










Long Track Classes

Distances 

 

 

Masters (30+)

500

1000

1500

3000    Top 4 after 3 events samalog

Open (19-29)

500

1000

1500

3000    Top 4 after 3 events samalog

Scholastic A (17-18)

500

1000

1500

3000    Top 4 after 3 events samalog

Scholastic B (15-16)

500

1000

1500

3000    Top 4 after 3 events samalog

Scholastic C (13-14)

500

1000

1500

3000    Top 4 after 3 events samalog

Pre-scholastic A (10-12)

500

1000

1100

2200    Top 4 after 3 events samalog

Pre-scholastic B (7-9)

500

1000

700

1800    Top 4 after 3 events samalog

Rules


Olympic Style Event. Medals for Individual Distance per class. 3000m/2200m/1800m top 4 skaters of each class after samalog of first 3 distances.


There is no moving up in class – you must skate in your class. Ages are as of July 1, 2020. If you do not submit a published seeding time via speedskatingresults.com, you will be place at bottom of groups per ISU Rules.


DEADLINE


Register by Sunday, January 26 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)