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SHORT TRACK

Short Track speed skating is a lightning-fast, adrenaline-fuelled winter sport full of unpredictability...

Skaters reach speeds of up to 35mph on blades 46cm long and only 1mm thick. It is a highly tactical and physically demanding sport, with split-second decision making and race strategy playing a crucial role in racing. Short Track sees skaters going head-to-head in races of 4 to 7 skaters in a knock-out style competition. Short track skating is done on a 111.12-metre oval track on a standard size ice rink (30m x 60m) with skaters travelling in an anti-clockwise direction.

 

Short track is a non-contact sport; however there are no barriers or lanes to separate the skaters so there are frequent collisions and falls in competition, making it one of the most exciting winter sports to watch. Skaters compete over a number of distances including:

  • 500m

  • 1000m

  • 1500m

  • 2000m Mixed Relay

  • 3000m relay for Women

  • 5000m relay for Men

With skaters travelling at such high speeds in such close proximity to other athletes, protective equipment is vital. Skaters wear helmets, glasses, knee, shin and neck guards, and cut resistant suit and gloves to protect against the extremely sharp blades. Short track boots lace higher up the ankle and have a longer blade than traditional skates. Boots are custom made and are constructed with heavier materials that help stabilise the foot and ankle around corners. Blades are extremely sharp and are bent in an arc that mirrors the direction of the turn, which helps skaters grip the ice around corners. The blades are also placed off-centre to the left so the boot does not touch the ice when the skater leans into the turn.

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National Times

(Achieved in the past 2 full seasons)

International Results

2022/23 GB PERFORMANCE SQUAD

Men

65 - Niall Treacy - Mohawks/SSPP

153 - Peter Riches - Aldwych/Holland

156 - Theo Collins - Aldwych/SSPP

157 - Kyle Ross-Waddell - NIRC/SSPP

46 - Ethan Treacy - Mohawks/SSPP

155 - Adam Hill Jr - Mohawks/SSPP

Women

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