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What is a speed skating rink called?

What is a speed skating rink called?

A speed skating rink (or speed skating oval) is an ice rink (a specific type of sport venue) in which a speed skating competition is held.

Where is speed skating played?

Speed skating, the sport of racing on ice skates that originated in the Netherlands, possibly as early as the 13th century. Organized international competition developed in the late 19th century, and the sport was included as a men’s event in the first Winter Olympics in 1924.

Who is considered the best female speed skaters ever?

Andrea Schöne, who won a silver medal in 1976, is the youngest female athlete in an individual event to win a medal. German Christa Luding-Rothenburger and Canadian Clara Hughes are the only medal-winning speed skaters who have also won a medal at the Summer Olympic Games, having won medals in cycling.

Who is the fastest speed skater in the world?

Kjeld Nuis
On March 28, 2018, Kjeld Nuis wrote history to become the fastest speed skater ever.

Who is the famous speed skater?

Apolo Anton Ohno, (born May 22, 1982, Seattle, Washington, U.S.), American short-track speed skater who was the most-decorated American athlete in the history of the Winter Olympics. In three Games (2002, 2006, and 2010) he accumulated a total of eight medals—two gold, two silver, and four bronze.

Are there any outdoor skating rinks in Canada?

Stunning views, cozy chalets and general good cheer are all on offer at these rinks, ponds and skateways. Photo, Paul Zizka/Banff Lake Louise Tourism. One of the greatest things about living in Canada is the abundance of outdoor activities available in winter. Sure, it’s cold out there, but it’s also beautiful.

Where was the first indoor speed skating rink?

The first indoor artificial speed skating oval was the Sportforum Hohenschönhausen in East Berlin, Germany in 1985. The first indoor artificial speed skating oval used in the Winter Olympics was the Olympic Oval in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1988.

Why is it important to learn to skate in Canada?

In Canada, skating is part of our social fabric. For generations, Canadians have stepped on to backyard rinks, frozen rivers, ponds and arenas from coast to coast to coast. Skating is part of who we are, and Skate Canada is the perennial leader in teaching Canadians how to skate.

Where is the best ice skating rink in Yukon?

A historic steamboat industrial zone, today the reclaimed Shipyards Park in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory is a hub for year-round recreation and special events, including a skating loop, tobogganing, and for the daring, ice tower climbing.