Short Track Speed Skating
Short track speed skating is a lifetime fitness sport for individuals of all ages. Speed skating provides both cardiovascular and aerobic benefits as well as improving muscle strength, balance and coordination. While technically classified as a winter sport, athletes can train and compete year-round, along with the availability of indoor ice skating facilities.
Did you know?
- Special Olympics North Carolina offers nine events ranging in distance from 25 meters to 1,500 meters.
- In 1991, short track speed skating was added to the Southeast Region Winter Games along with figure skating.
- Special Olympics North Carolina has offered competition in various formats over the years, including holding state-level competitions and attending and hosting Southeast U.S. region competitions in Alabama and Virginia.