Definition of speed skating in English:

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speed skating



A form of ice skating in which competitors race against each other, typically around an oval track.
Example sentences
  • Short track speed skating is a sport that has enjoyed recent notoriety as one of the more exciting and controversial events of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.
  • It was there that speed skating became a major competitive sport.
  • Short track speed skating is the most unpredictable of all the Winter Olympic sports where falls come fast and furious.


speed skater

Example sentences
  • Neither of the skaters came from a skating family, although Zatzman's grandfather was a speed skater.
  • This is the deepest tuck used by serious speed skaters, and probably a bit extreme for the new fitness skater.
  • He was a medal-winning speed skater as a teenager but gave that up to go to art school.
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