Short Track Speed Skating - The Games in Pyeongchang - Excitement on the Ice
Are you bored of watching athletes try and 'beat the clock'? If so, then speed skating is the sport for you and especially the 'blink and you miss it' short track format. In short track speed skating, athletes race against each other. This introduces the wonderful elements of skill, bravery, strategy and, sometimes, luck. Get your Short Track Speed Skating - The Games in Pyeongchang tickets here at StubHub and see who will be crowned champion in 2018.
What is Short Track Speed Skating?
The sport of short track speed skating originated in North America (Canada and the USA) in the early 20th century. Unlike with track athletics and speed skating, short track speed skating is on a smaller track (ice-hockey rink sized) which, interestingly, brought new challenges like tight turns and short straights, leading competitors to hone their technique for the shorter track. The first events were between the US and Canada and later on in the 20th century, the sport began to develop in various countries around the world like the UK, Australia, Japan, Belgium and France. This increased participation led to the sport begin recognised internationally and its first inception in the 1992 Games in Albertville. There are four distances that are raced in the Games in Pyeongchang - 500, 1000, 1500 and 3000 metres. There are also a 3000 and 5000-metre relay events. Whichever distance you prefer, you're sure to witness thrills, spills, ecstasy and heartbreak if you manage to get your hands on Short Track Speed Skating - The Games in Pyeongchang tickets.