speed skating


Definition of speed skating

: the sport of racing on skates

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Other Words from speed skating

speed skater noun

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Of the 100 United States' 100 gold medals, long track speed skating has resulted in the most with 29 golds. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "PyeongChang Olympics Medal Count: USA Wins 100th Gold Medal in History After Day 5," 14 Feb. 2018 Highlights of Saturday’s action at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea include speed skating, women’s skeleton and men’s ski jumping in prime time on NBC. Rob Tornoe, Philly.com, "Winter Olympics 2018 TV schedule: Saturday, February 17, 2018," 16 Feb. 2018 And Maame Biney, the first African-American woman to qualify for the Olympic speed skating team, and Boston University student Jordan Greenway, the first black hockey player on Team USA. Ana Veciana-suarez, miamiherald, "We can learn a thing or two from the can-do mindset of Olympians | Miami Herald," 12 Feb. 2018 And there are plenty of places to practice speed skating, with 20 long track ice rinks. Alana Abramson, Time, "The Netherlands Is Dominating Olympic Speed Skating. But Don't Say It's Because of the Canals," 14 Feb. 2018 Short-track speed skating Jessica (Smith) Kooreman Michigan tie: Melvindale native, Allen Park Cabrini graduate. Mark Spezia, Detroit Free Press, "Winter Olympics 2018: Meet Michigan's Olympians headed to Pyeongchang," 8 Feb. 2018 Follow Erin for insights into the world of speed skating, interspersed with some fun roller derby tidbits. Raisa Bruner, Time, "10 of the Essential Winter Olympics 2018 U.S. Athletes to Follow on Instagram Now," 25 Jan. 2018 The country has a total of 113 medals in speed skating, with just seven additional medals in other Winter Olympics sports, as of this writing. Alana Abramson, Time, "The Netherlands Is Dominating Olympic Speed Skating. But Don't Say It's Because of the Canals," 14 Feb. 2018 Electric environment Short-track speed skating is so popular in South Korea that this event had a Super Bowl feeling to it. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Winter Olympics: Melvindale speed skater Jessica Kooreman disqualified in 1,500," 17 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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English Language Learners Definition of speed skating

: the sport of racing on ice skates

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