The 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games Speed Skating competition will be taking place on the Millennium Place Chevrolet Arena. On-site parking is available, with lots of seating for spectators in the arena bleachers.
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Speed skating schedule
Speed skating overview / rules
Speed skating is a competitive form of ice skating in which competitors race each other around a circular path with varying numbers of circuits. For the Winter Games, race distances vary from as short as 333 metres to as long as 3000 metres.
The Special Olympics Canada Official Speed Skating Rules govern all speed skating competitions.
Speed skating activities are split into several events based on distance:
- 333 metres
- 500 metres
- 777 metres
- 1000 metres
- 1500 metres
- 3000 metres
Skaters wear protective equipment such as helmets, cut-resistant gloves and ankle protectors, shin guards, knee pads and neck protectors. Eye protection and long-sleeved clothing is also worn.
During the races, skater must abide by the official rules for considerations such as starting position, interference, overtaking / impeding and actions that may result in disqualifications.
There will be 3 Special Olympics athletes from 1 Alberta affiliate, Saskatchewan and N.W.T competing in the 2023 Winter Games.