Speed skating is the fastest type of human-propelled racing on ice! In Short Track Speed Skating, the competitors race each other on a 111m track that is set on an Olympic-sized (30x60m) rink. Common distances in Short Track Speed Skating include the 500m, 1000m and 1500m. The 500m is considered the sprint in short track speed skating. It is 4.5 laps of the track and takes under 1 minute to complete, with most skaters racing between 45 and 55 seconds.
In addition to these common distances, the Ontario Winter Games will also feature a 3000m Points Race in which the skaters race for points at 4 intervals over the course of the 27 lap race. This is a strategic race, and the winner is the skater who accumulates the most points during the 27 laps.
- 9:30AM - 5:00PM
- Day 1
- 8:00AM - 3:30PM
- Day 2