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Regardless of age, speed skaters share a determination to race as fast and as far as they can. This youthful enthusiasm is matched by the sport of speed skating, a discipline demanding a blend of quickness, stamina, and strategy. It's fun, exciting, healthful, social, and rewarding.

Indoor Speed Skating   

Indoor skating, a variation characteristic of competition in the United States, uses a 100-meter oval track in individual and relay events.

Outdoor Speed Skating  
Outdoor speed skating, the recognized international standard, is categorized into road and track racing.

                Road race courses usually take the form of an irregular closed loop with no bank on either side, or an actual  stretch of closed road.

              Track races, however, are on a closed, oval course usually measuring 200 meters and featuring banked sides.