Older, very skilled skater who actively competes in Class A on a national level or American Cup competitions.
Each Skater shall compete as an individual. Any assistance from other Skaters will be cause for sanctions of all Skaters involved. This will not apply to the push the Skater receives from their Team-mate in a Relay race.
Rubber lane markers identify track layout. Skaters skate outside the lane markers.
A type of skate used in Long Track. The blade detaches from heel of the boot and allows the blade of the skate to stay on the ice longer. This type of skate is for an advanced skater.
Most competitive racing level
Racing level for novice or beginner
A skating stroke, placing the right foot in front of and to the left of the left foot. Enabling the skater to gather speed while turning.
Skating related exercises off ice.
The boot is lower cut so it has greater flexibility. The blades are longer and flatter to provide a longer glide over the ice.
Elimination rounds of competition in individual events. Top finishers advance to Semi-finals and Finals.
Deliberately impeding, blocking, charging, or pushing another Competitor with any part of the body. Interfere with another Skater by crossing his/her course thereby deliberately causing contact.
A younger skater who actively races in Class A competitions.
Deliberately kicking out of any skate during any part of a race thereby causing danger including at the finish line or throwing the body across the finish line is forbidden.
This person stands on the side of the track in long or short track competitions to let the skaters know how many laps are left in race.
Racing track larger than 111 meters. Generally 250 – 400 meter ovals. The Pettit Center oval is 400 meters.
LONG TRACK SKATES
Skates designed for racing on larger tracks, can be fixed blade or clap blade.
METRIC STYLE SKATING
Skater racing against the clock on a 400 meter oval. Competitors are paired and must stay in designated lanes.
A beginner level skater. Competes in Class B competitions to gain experience needed to compete Class A level.
Shortening the distance to be skated with one or both skates on the left side of the curve, marked by track marking blocks.
PACK STYLE SKATING
Skater competes in groups. The first one over the line wins.
PENALTIES, also called INFRINGEMENTS
The curvature on the bottom of the blade.
Stones used in blade sharpening.
A 111 meter oval usually shared on ice surface with hockey or figure skating.
SHORT TRACK SKATES
Skates designed for racing on 111 meter track. It is a higher cut boot made of fiberglass for optimal support. The blades are fixed, designed for racing to help the skater hold the track.
WARM UP LANE
The lane on the very inside of the track where skaters warm up on a long track.