Speed Skating U.S. Olympic Trials

Dec 27 to Jan 5

Utah Olympic Oval, home to US Speed Skating, is proud to be the host venue of the U.S. Speed Skating Olympic Trials. Known for having the "Fastest Ice on Earth", the Olympic Oval has earned 10 Olympic records and eight world records since 2002.

The Olympic Trials include both Long Track and Short Track competitions. The Long Track Olympic Trials will be held from December 27, 2013 thru January 1, 2014, followed immediately by the Short Track Trials, from January 2-5, 2014.

In Long Track, up to 20 athletes may be named to the Olympic Team, 10 men and 10 ladies. Distances for the men include 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5K and 10K. And for the ladies, 500m, 1000m, 1500m, 3K and 5K.

For Short Track, there are a maximum of 12 spots on the Olympic Team, six for the men and six for ladies. Athletes will compete for a spot on the team in the 500m, 1000m and 1500m.

Please see schedule below for details on race times and other details.

Event Highlights

  • 9 competition of days
  • 32 Olympic Spots up for grabs
  • Concerts + New Year’s Eve Celebration
  • “Road to Sochi” USOC Interactive Fan Zone
  • “Send off to Sochi” Olympic Team Naming (1/1 + 1/5)
  • Televised coverage on NBC + NBC Sports

Schedule

Long Track

  • Fri, Dec 27 > 3:30 to 8 pm (doors at 2:30 pm) | Mens 5000m + Ladies 3000m
  • Sat, Dec 28 > 9:30 am to 2 pm (doors at 8:30 am) | Mens + Ladies 500m
  • Sun, Dec 29 > 11:30 am to 2 pm (doors at 10:30 am) | Mens + Ladies 1000m
  • Tues, Dec 31 > 3 to 5 pm (doors at 2 pm) | Mens + Ladies 1500m
  • Wed, Jan 1 > 1:30 to 5 pm (doors at 12:30 pm) | Mens 10,000m + Ladies 5000m

Short Track

  • Thu, Jan 2 > 1 to 6 pm | Mens + Ladies Time Trials (COMMUNITY DAY! FREE ADMISSION)
  • Fri, Jan 3 > 4 to 8 pm (doors at 3 pm) | Mens + Ladies 1500m
  • Sat, Jan 4 > 10 am to 3:30 pm (doors at 9 am) | Mens + Ladies 500m
  • Sun, Jan 5 > 10 am to 4 pm (doors at 9 am) | Mens + Ladies 1000m


The Road to Sochi Interactive Fan Zone will be open to the public on select days during the Short Track Trials. Try out winter sports, visit with Olympic sponsors and stay warm by jamming with live entertainment. Free Admission

  • Friday, Jan 3: 11 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday, Jan 4: 11 am to 5 pm


Thank You to Our Sponsors!


To learn more about speed skating,
visit the US Speed Skating website.