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
    • Two distances

Saturday, February 1

  • 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.

    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

SHORT TRACK

This is a 4 distance all around ability competition. Skaters will be broken down into NEST Series and 5 other groups based on time, age and ability. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • The minimum age for participation is 9 years old. Participatns must have turned 9 by July 1, 2019.  
  • Any skater who is 12 years and older with a qualification time for the NEST Series will be entered into the NEST series.
  • Each athlete must be a memeber 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 protocal. 
    • Syracuse and Rochester events DO NOT qualify

Deadline

Register by Tuesday, January 28 at 4:00 p.m.

Late entries will be accepted up to Thursday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m. accompanied by a $100 penalty to be payable to Adirondack Speedskating.

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. 

QUALIFICATIONS ​

  • Each athlete must be a memeber 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 protocal.
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 

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)