Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating

November 15 - 17, 2013

Utah Olympic Oval is proud to host the Essent ISU World Cup Speed Skating - Ladies and Men All Distances. The event will be held in Kearns, UT from November 15 to 17. Look out for the world's best long track speed skaters as they compete for international rankings.

Home to the 'Fastest Ice on Earth", the 400-meter Olympic Oval has earned 10 Olympic records and eight world records since 2002. Click Here to learn more about the Olympic Oval.

The World Cup competition is an important milestone in a skater's journey toward securing a spot on their country's team in the upcoming Winter Olympic Games. Top competitors will be racing to add to their point totals. Typically, the top 12 skaters in each long track distance will earn a starting position for their respective countries. There will also be spots determined by time rankings - skaters with the fastest times by country will be first on the list to fill spots on each country's Olympic team.

The Oval anticipates up to 25 countries represented at this event with a field of 200 to 250 athletes.


Friday, November 15

  • 2 pm - Division A: 500 m Ladies (1st), 500 m Men (1st), 3000 m Ladies, 1500 m Men
  • 8:20 am - Division B: 500 m Ladies (1st), 500 m Men (1st), 3000 m Ladies (quartets), 1500 m Men

Saturday, November 16

  • 1:30 pm - Division A: 500 m Ladies (2nd), 1000 m Men, 1500 m Ladies, Team Pursuit Men
  • 9 am - Division B: 500 m Ladies (2nd), 1000 m Men, 1500 m Ladies

Sunday, November 17

  • 1:30 pm - Division A: 500 m Men (2nd), 1000 m Ladies, 5000 m Men, Team Pursuit Ladies
  • 8:30 am - Division B: 500 m Men (2nd), 1000 m Ladies, 5000 m Men (quartets)

Purchase Tickets Today! Doors and Will Call open an hour prior to event start

Community Event - Saturday!

Join the Kearns Community Council and Olympic Oval team for a Wild West Gathering on Saturday! This event is open to the public with free admission.

In addition to a hearty meal bring the family and try out fun skating-themed activities plus the always popular bounce houses. Utah's very own 'Hired Guns' and live music entertainment.

Come out and celebrate Utah's Olympic spirit and grab a seat in the grandstands where you can cheer on your favorite athletes.

  • November 16 at High Noon

Upcoming Event: Speed Skating Olympic Trials

The Olympic Oval will also host the upcoming Short Track and Long Track Speed Skating Olympic Trials from December 27 to January 3. This event will determine which of the top U.S. speed skating athletes will earn a spot on Team USA and represent their country in Sochi, Russia.

Tickets for the Speedskating Olympic Trials are available online at

To learn more about U.S. speed skaters vying for a spot on the 2014 Olympic Winter team, visit the US Speedskating website.

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