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.
SHORT TRACK SPEED SKATING COACH RESOURCES
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Sport Development Teams (SDT) are responsible for assisting with local and state level programs and competition, educating coaches and officials, and promoting active engagement among athletes throughout the year. Click here for more information. Certified clinicians supplement the SDT by providing coaches training in their community.
Officiate for Special Olympics North Carolina by donating your time as a sports official. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.