speed skating


Definition of speed skating

: the sport of racing on skates

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Other Words from speed skating

speed skater noun

Examples of speed skating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These new bubbles—in gymnastics, swimming, speed skating and figure skating—are not exactly the campuses created in Florida and Utah and Canada for basketball, soccer and hockey. Louise Radnofsky, WSJ, "Olympic Sports Are Forming Bubbles to Save Their Seasons—and Tokyo 2021," 7 Nov. 2020 INF Eddy Alvarez, a 2014 Olympic silver medalist in speed skating who earned a promotion to the major league roster in the wake of the club’s coronavirus outbreak the first week of the season, was designated for assignment …. sun-sentinel.com, "Marlins vault into second place in NL East with doubleheader sweep of Phillies," 13 Sep. 2020 The good stories like the Miami Marlins’ Eddy Alvarez winning an Olympic silver medal for speed skating in 2014 and getting his first major-league hit on Sunday. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde: Is college football reaching the point to punt on its season? | Commentary," 10 Aug. 2020 Eddy Alvarez, who won the silver medal for the U.S. in speed skating at the 2014 Olympics, made his debut for the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night in the team’s win against the Baltimore Orioles. Fox News, "Eddy Alvarez, silver medalist skater at 2014 Winter Olympics, makes Marlins debut," 6 Aug. 2020 According to Yahoo, van Ruijven won the speed skating 500-meter title at the world championships in Bulgaria last year. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Speed Skating World Champion Lara van Ruijven, 27, Dies of Complications from Autoimmune Disorder," 13 July 2020 The hockey may have been indoors, but the speed skating events were not. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Forty years ago, Wisconsin's Eric Heiden was immortalized with fifth Olympic gold medal," 23 Feb. 2020 Instead of chasing and fleeing activities, such as kick and dodge ball, and single sport classes, students today benefit from a comprehensive approach that includes yoga, aerobic dance, speed skating, skateboarding, uni-cycling and disc golf. oregonlive, "Get the whole family moving with these fast exercises in between homeschooling," 4 May 2020 Women's cross-country skiing, Men's speed skating (Noon NBC). Ed Stockly, latimes.com, "Thursday's TV highlights: '20/20' on ABC," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of speed skating

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of speed skating was in 1885

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“Speed skating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speed%20skating. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of speed skating

: the sport of racing on ice skates

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