Sheffield Speed Skating Club are running a unique competition almost exactly four months ahead of the Winter Olympics for speed skaters across the country.
The event has been designed for speed skaters of all ages, and will be the first Short Track Speed Skating event for the club since their World Masters Championships in April.
The Yorkshire Sprint Championships were last held more than 20 years ago, but the club is restoring the event to inspire speed skaters from all over the UK ahead of the PyeongChang Olympics.
The Masters event staged by the club back in April also generated huge interest in the sport, and now it is hoped that the Sprint Championships will capitalise on this interest and heighten support for speed skating ahead of PyeongChang 2018.
The competition is being held on the 8th of October, almost exactly four months ahead of the Winter Olympics which commence on the 9th – 25th February 2018.
Awards will be presented to all age groups, with the event open to all NISA members.
Competition Organiser, Keith Wright from Sheffield Speed Skating Club said: This is the first time the Yorkshire Sprint Championships have been held for more than 20 years.
“With a new ice surface recently laid here at iceSheffield, the ice conditions should be perfect and make for some fast and exciting racing.
“Sheffield Speed Skating Club are looking forward to welcoming skaters from all over the UK to what will be an excellent competition, and one we hope will inspire many to tune into and support speed skating at the upcoming Winter Olympics.”
The competition will run on the 8th of October 2017 between 8.30am and 12.00pm, with registration opening at 8.00am.
For more information about the event please contact Sheffield Speed Skating by clicking here.