Rules to play Speed Skating
Race Distances500 meters (4.5 laps)
This is the shortest race, so many false starts occur as athletes are anxious to get off the starting line and sprint to the finish.
1,000 meters (9laps) Strategy comes into play as skaters position themselves for the sprint in the final few laps.
1,500 meters (13.5 laps)
Strategy and endurance are key as this is the longest race in the competition.
Officiating and Judging