Speed Skating today is a lifetime fitness sport for individuals of all ages. Speed Skating provides both cardiovascular and aerobic benefits as well as improving muscle strength, balance and coordination. Today, the sport can be enjoyed year round with indoor skating facilities found throughout the world.
As a recreational and competition sport, Speed Skating offers the potential for social integration for both training and competition experiences within multi-level Special Olympics competition experiences as well as training and competition experiences through this sport's National Governing Body.
Fun Facts: Speed skating was developed as a Special Olympics sport internationally in 1977.