speed skating


: the sport of racing on skates
speed skater noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Event: Short-track speed skating. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 14 Feb. 2022 The Olympics competition follows the International Judging System, which was established by the International Skating Union (ISU), the governing body for competitive ice skating sports, including figure skating, synchronized skating and speed skating. Nadine El-bawab, ABC News, 3 Feb. 2022 Since leasing the venue in 1996, the Friends nonprofit has partnered with city schools, offered free skating lessons, and hosted programs such as Kids On Ice and Special Olympics speed skating events. Washington Post, 27 Feb. 2022 Olympic speed skating champion Shani Davis is in Anchorage this weekend for multiple events. Anchorage Daily News, 17 Feb. 2023 Mornings are spent walking around Oval Lingotto, the repurposed 2006 Olympics speed skating arena, to visit all the exhibitors. Erica Firpo, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2023 Kim competed in the 3,000 meter short-track speed skating relay event. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 24 Nov. 2022 Also at Winterfest were learn to curl and speed skating lessons plus additional on-site fundraiser opportunities. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 30 Jan. 2023 On February 13, Erin Jackson won the women’s 500-meter speed skating in Beijing, the first time an American has won gold for the event since 1994, and the first Black woman to win the event ever. Vulture, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 9 Jun. 2023.

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