Speed skating rink

A speed-skating track (or Eisschnelllaufhalle, Eisoval ) is an ice rink (sports site ) could be carried out on the speed skating competitions.

The railway

A standard speed skating track is defined by the rules of the International Skating Union ( ISU). It consists of a carrier which is divided into two tracks, with the two curves of 180 °. The radius of the inner curve shall not be less than 25 meters and not greater than 26 meters. The inner track must be four meters. The outside lane may be greater but not less than four meters. This results in the radii for the outside curve of a maximum of 30 and a minimum of 29 meters. The finish line opposite is the exchange line ( crossover region ) where the athletes have when they come out of the curve, change.

For international competitions, the track must be 400 meters long, which is equipped with a running track ( warm-up lane ) that is at least four meters wide. For the Olympic Games a tempered hall with artificial ice is mandatory. This requirements are only minor changes since the founding of the ISU in 1892.


Measuring the web is half a meter next to the inner boundary line (in the track). The total length of the track (one lap ) is the distance that a competitor has to run per round. This includes two lines ( the crossing of the alternating straight caused an approximately 7 cm longer path ), an inner curve and an outer curve. The boundary line is introduced in the ice 7 cm wide blue line, which is equipped with non- fixed red blocks.

More train types

As opposed to standard tracks may also have other lengths tracks. 200 meters, with a radius of the inner curve of 15 meters and a straight of at least 40 meters must not be exceeded. An example of a non- default path is 333.3 meters long Ostragehege rink in Dresden.

Speed ​​skating halls

This list displays all the speed skating halls in the world. Halls were designed without the air -conditioning (heating / dehumidifier ) are marked with ( cold).

The Hall is no longer used for the Speed ​​Skating Hall is under construction.

  • NC - not completed - incomplete

Kometa, Kolomna

Vikingskipet, Hamar

M-Wave, Nagano

Semi-open speed skating tracks

The widespread mainly in the Netherlands semi-open speed skating tracks are tracks that have a roof over the spectator seating as well as the race track. The cost alternative to the hall asks protection from wind and weather. Low temperatures and rain and snow into the falls diagonally into the hall continues to affect the operating speed skating as is the case with an open-air car. In the course of time, some semi-open paths were covered later in the interior. Sodas half open and the classification according to Hall (cold) can change.

  • NC - not completed - incomplete

SpaarSelect Kunstijsbaan, Breda

IJssportcentrum Eindhoven, Eindhoven

IJssportcentrum Eindhoven, Eindhoven

De West Friesland, Hoorn

Outdoor tracks

Outdoor paths differ between those of natural ice, such as lakes, rivers or flooded areas and those that were created artificially by cooling systems. There are over 180 400 meters long outdoor tracks that are located worldwide in training and competitions. Of these, 76 of artificial ice. This list is not complete and shows a selection of artificial and natural Freiluftbahenen.

The railway is no longer used for speed skating

Davos Ice Stadium ( natural ice ), Davos

Risenga Kunstisbane Asker

Misurinasee ( natural ice )

Medeo, Almaty