Speed Skating, Injuries in

Speed skating is a sport that held its first competition over 300 years ago in the Netherlands. There are two disciplines in speed skating—long track and short track. Short-track skaters race in a pack around a smaller oval, while long-track skaters race in their own lane. All speed skating athletes are at risk of sustaining injuries during training and competition, although the short-track skaters are at higher risk.


Ice skating originated thousands of years ago, when Scandinavian men attached animal bones to their footwear to help glide across frozen waterways. ...

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