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!
Speed skating is a tactical and physically demanding sport, where skaters go head-to-head in races of 4 to 6 skaters in a knock-out style competition. Short track is a non-contact sport; however there are no barriers or lanes to separate the skaters, so collisions and falls in competition are quite common, making it one of the most exciting winter sports to watch.
LEARN TO SPEED SKATE
Upon completion of the level four skating grade, you can progress onto our Learn to Speed Skate course. This course can be booked online below.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Once you’ve completed our learn to speed skate course, you can apply to join the Nottinghamshire Ice Racing Club and if you’re really good, you may be able to progress into the GB Short Track performance team and represent GB at international events!
*In order to view & book this course online, you need to have achieved grade 4 skating lessons.
If you’ve already created an account, you’ll automatically be assigned as having achieved grade 1 skating lessons. Please contact Box Office to update your skating grade as necessary.