Short Track Speed Skating is a fast, adrenaline-fuelled sport full of unpredictability, where skaters reach speeds of up to 35kmph on blades 46cm long and only 1mm thick.

The GB Short Track Speed Skating Squad train at the National Ice Centre, so you’re in excellent company if you wish to give this exciting sport a go!

how to get involved in speed skating

how to get involved

Once you’ve completed our Learn to Speed Skate course, you can apply to join the Nottinghamshire Ice Racing Club. From here, if you have the talent and determination, you may be able to progress into the GB Short Track performance team and represent GB at international events!


You’ve seen them at the Winter Olympics and now you’re keen to learn more about how to speed skate…

Visit us on Saturdays (12pm-1pm), ask for speed skates at Skate Hire (they come in a variety of sizes for children and adults), and staff will deliver the basics in how to speed skate in a 30-minute taster session. If you enjoy the taster you could progress to speed skating lessons. The road to the Olympics starts right here!

You can access this taster session once you’ve purchased a general admission skating ticket.

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