Short Track Facts:

Short track speed skating is a form of competitive ice speed skating. In competitions, multiple skaters (typically 4-6) skate on an oval ice track with a circumference of 111.12 meters.


In 1967, the International Skating Union adopted short track speed skating, although it did not organize competitions until 1976.
World Championships have been held since 1981. Short track was a demonstration sport at the 1988 Winter Games held in
Calgary, Alberta Canada. It was upgraded to a full Olympic sport in 1992.


Olympic distances include 500m, 1000m, 1500m and 3000m for individuals plus a 5000m men’s/3000m women’s relay team event. 
For regional and national competition the distances are set at age appropriate lengths.