speed skating


Definition of speed skating

: the sport of racing on skates

Other Words from speed skating

speed skater noun

Examples of speed skating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jackson, who in 2018 was the first Black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic long-track speed skating team, will make her second Olympics appearance next month while Bowe is making her third. Christopher Brito, CBS News, 11 Jan. 2022 The Pettit National Ice Center, located near Wisconsin State Fair Park at 500 S. 84th St., is the sixth oldest official training site for the U.S. Olympic speed skating team. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2022 Short track speed skating first debuted as a full Olympic sport at the 1992 Winter Games in France. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, 20 Dec. 2021 The athlete will compete in Beijing Olympics in February, after being named to the U.S. short track speed skating team this past weekend. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, 20 Dec. 2021 Hashimoto participated in both the winter games in speed skating -- winning a bronze medal in 1992 -- and in summer Olympics in cycling. Isabel Reynolds, Bloomberg.com, 12 Feb. 2021 Events like curling, figure skating, ice hockey and speed skating will take place in the city center, including at several venues that were used when the city hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, 5 Oct. 2021 Alvarez has a silver medal in 5,000-meter speed skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Emily Johnson, USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2021 Bird and American baseball player Eddy Alvarez—who has combined an Olympic short-track speed skating career with a baseball one—carried the American flag at the Opening Ceremony on July 23. Amy Gunia, Time, 4 Aug. 2021

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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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17 Jan 2022

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“Speed skating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speed%20skating. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of speed skating

: the sport of racing on ice skates

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