speed skating


: the sport of racing on skates
speed skater noun

Examples of speed skating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Ohno, 41, won eight Olympic medals over three Winter Games from 2002-2010 in short track speed skating. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2024 The 2030 Olympics site won’t be chosen until this summer, when the IOC meets during the Paris Summer Games, but it’s expected to be awarded to the area of the French Alps, with figure skating, speed skating, and hockey to be staged in Nice, in the south of France. Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 Erin Jackson won a gold medal in the 500-meter speed skating event, becoming the first Black woman to ever win a gold medal in speed skating. Analisa Novak, CBS News, 18 Feb. 2022 Taking part in ice bumper cars and speed skating activities was Yiqi Wang, 8, a third-grader from Deerfield. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 30 Jan. 2023 See all Example Sentences for speed skating 

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Word History

First Known Use

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 24 Jun. 2024.

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