The sport of speed skating is a discipline demanding a blend of quickness, stamina, and strategy. It's fun, exciting, healthful, social, and rewarding.
Competitive speed skating is a non-contact sport, requiring skaters to display their skills to maneuver cleanly through the pack and into winning position. Skaters are disqualified for pushing, blocking, forcing another racer out of position, or using their arms, legs, or hands in any way that impedes the progress of other competitors. Skaters learn the importance of teamwork, of being persistent and organized, and of setting and reaching goals and learning to value good sportsmanship.