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Speed Skating

This page draws together speed skating-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.


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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics speed skating.  View the Speed Skating Fact Sheet

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. Probably the BEST type of Speed Skating is that which is done outdoors, challenging the skater against the elements of nature that try to test the skater's skill, fatigue and desire to race the wind. As a recreational and competition sport, Ice 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.


Speed Skating News and Stories


junio 25, 2015 | Latin America: Mexico

México prepara a sus atletas en el deporte de patinaje de velocidad

By Paola Martinelli

Olimpiadas Especiales Puebla alojo a todos los atletas del deporte de patinaje de velocidad que fueron seleccionados para participar en los Juegos Mundiales de Verano en Los Ángeles en 2015.View Story Olimpiadas Especiales Puebla alojo a todos los atletas del deporte de patinaje de velocidad que fueron seleccionados para participar en los Juegos Mundiales de Verano en Los Ángeles en 2015. los 4 atletas seleccionados de los estados de Puebla, Hidalgo y Guanajuato estuvieron concentrados 3 días para conocerse, conocer a los entrenadores y poder practicar como equipo su deporte, teniendo a Alicia Contreras directora de subprograma y a Janet Stefanikova como anfitrionas, los atletas estuvieron practicando nuevas tecnicas para mejorar tiempos y rendimiento y poder dejar en alto el nombre de México en las competencias.

About Paola Martinelli:Directora Nacional de Comunicación y Mercadotecnia
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marzo 08, 2015 | Latin America: Venezuela

The greatest achievement of Ruben Yzarra

By VICTOR RAMON HERNANDEZ VERA

A young man born in 1978 and away from his family, he lived with a sister in the state Falcon. He approached me in the workplace with some skates and asked if he could go skating on the tracks.View Story A young man born in 1978 and away from his family, he lived with a sister in the state Falcon. He approached me in the workplace with some skates and asked if he could go skating on the tracks, and i told that there was no problem. After seeing him skate i told I would gladly help with his desire to skate and that was in 2009. Gradually, between bumps and blunders as in various sports, who had rejected him because of his condition, we disclose that he has intellectual disability, and that's why some coaches do no pay attention to him. Today after many setbacks and events with resources collected by ourselves (Ruben and I Victor Hernandez) have observed our potential as equal. And what I see as an entire biopsychosocial development deserves human respect. I can confidently say "Ruben Dario Gonzalez Yzarra, you are an athlete chosen by Venezuela to go to Los Angeles 2015.

About VICTOR RAMON HERNANDEZ VERA:I have been skating since i was 16 years old. I am 36, and live in Northern Venezuela with much love for the skating. I have led athletes to national games, school plays, have made it to local and national events since 2012. I have a degree in physical education recreation. Unified sports’ Francisco de Miranda and I we continue to work with Ruben for his improvement.
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febrero 26, 2013 | Europe Eurasia: Italy

La experiencia más hermosa de mi vida

By Giovanna, Team Italy

Team Italia se reunieron muchos atletas y algunos de ellos querían hablar acerca de sus experiencias.View Story En la Cumbre Mundial de la Juventud 2013 en los Juegos Mundiales de PyeonChang, Team Italia se reunieron muchos atletas y algunos de ellos querían hablar acerca de sus experiencias. Uno de ellos es Daniela de Alabama, EE.UU.. Ella tiene 45 años y llegó a Corea del Sur para el patinaje sobre hielo. Ella nos dijo que en sus 21 años de participación en Olimpiadas Especiales ha ganado más de 100 medallas. Al final, ella confesó que su mejor experiencia con el SO fue sin duda uno del mundo llegó a jugar en Corea.

About Giovanna, Team Italy:Giovanna, Sofía y Martina, estamos participando en la Cumbre de la Juventud de activación global, y estamos plenamente disfrutando de esta experiencia extraordinaria. Es realmente emocionante.
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