Speed Skating

Speed Skating

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

  • Alaska
  • Alberta North
  • Greenland
  • Nunavik-Quebec
  • Nunavut
  • NWT
  • Sapmi
  • Yamal
  • Yukon

Speed Skating is one of the fastest sports featured in the Arctic Winter Games, and has been a staple since 1984 when it made its first appearance at the Games in Yellowknife, NWT. Speed Skaters must train diligently in order to make their movements mechanically sound, because every unnecessary movement could be a potential second lost, leaving the athlete that much farther from the finish line.

Speed Skating has two age categories: Junior and Juvenile for both male and female competitors. A team consists of up to 16 athletes and two coaches.