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Speed Skating

Inline speed skating is a fast-paced sport, with top athletes reaching speeds of up to 50km per hour. Speed skating events are usually held on closed road circuits or rinks with banked walls. A maximum of five wheels are allowed on the inline skates worn by speed skaters. 


An exciting and physically demanding sport, speed skating is formed by three disciplines:

Track Racing

Indoor track racing takes place on an oval track measured out on a flat even skating surface.

Road Racing

Road races are run on varied surfaces. The minimum distance for a road circuit is 240m that must have a minimum width of 5m. The average road circuit is between 400m and 500m.

Banked Track

Banked track racing is usually only for international events. The races are usually held on a 200m oval track, which is slightly banked at either end.

Rules and Regulations

World Skate provides the current international rules of the game and regulations at its website.


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Selection Criteria for National Teams (Updated May 2022)

Selection Appeals Procedure (Updated May 2022)

Australian Speed Skating Rule Book (Updated 2019)

Speed Records  (Last updated 7/02/2020)


World Skate STC Regulations

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