The most important thing about speed skate is that it is like a race but on ice. Skaters wear claps skaters they are different from regular skate because the heel of the blade is not attached to the boot.
In speed skating, there are different events. In speed skating, pairs of skaters skate counterclockwise around a 400 meter oval ice rink.they change lanes every lap.
In team pursuit, two team of three compete against each other.
There are also individual longer distance races. Women also compete in a 3000-meter relay and the men in a 5000- meter relay.
the most important thing about speed skate is it is different about normal skate, and they need to push by their toe.
Sochi Olympics 2014 | Things You Don't Know About Short-Track Speedskating | The New York Times