List of indoor speed skating rinks

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This is a list of all full-length (400 meter) speed skating rinks in the world.[1] The Richmond Olympic Oval and the Sport und Koncert Komplex (Winter Stadium) are the only venues to have been dismantled as a speed skating rink, in 2010 and 1992 respectively.[2] While Lærdal IP is the only venue that uses natural ice.[3] The first indoor artificial speed skating oval was the Sportforum Hohenschönhausen in Berlin, Germany in 1985. The first indoor artificial speed skating oval used in the Winter Olympics was the Olympic Oval in Calgary, Canada in 1988. Since the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway all speed skating competitions have been held in indoor ovals.

Current rinks[edit]

Venue City Country Altitude
(m)
Altitude
(ft)
Opened Olympics
Minsk Arena Minsk Belarus Belarus 209 686 2010
Olympic Oval Calgary Canada Canada 1,105 3,625 1987 1988
Enerplex Arena Fort St. John Canada Canada 671 2,201 2009
Jilin Provincial Speed Skating Rink Changchun China China 210 690 2005
Heilongjiang Indoor Rink Harbin China China 141 463 1995
Indoor Ice Rink Qiqihar China China 146 479 2007
Bayi Speed Skating Oval Shenyang China China 48 157 1999
Sportforum Hohenschönhausen Berlin Germany Germany 34 112 1985
Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Halle Erfurt Germany Germany 214 702 2001
Eisstadion Inzell Inzell Germany Germany 690 2,260 2011
Oval Lingotto Torino Italy Italy 233 764 2005 2006
M-Wave Nagano Japan Japan 346 1,135 1996 1998
Meiji Hokkaido-Tokachi Oval Obihiro Japan Japan 79 259 2009
Indoor Skating Stadium Astana Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 348 1,142 2011
SpaarSelect Kunstijsbaan Breda Netherlands Netherlands 5 16 2001
De Uithof The Hague Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 1973
IJsbaan Twente Enschede Netherlands Netherlands 27 89 2008
Kardinge Groningen Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 1993
Thialf Heerenveen Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 1986
Ireen Wüst IJsbaan Tilburg Netherlands Netherlands 13 43 2009
Fosenhallen Bjugn Norway Norway 8 26 2007
Vikingskipet Hamar Norway Norway 125 410 1992 1994
Sørmarka Arena Stavanger Norway Norway 48 157 2010
Uralskaya Molniya Chelyabinsk Russia Russia 222 728 2005
Speed Skating Centre Kolomna Russia Russia 120 390 2006
Krylatskoye Skating Hall Moscow Russia Russia 127 417 2004
Taereung Indoor Ice Rink Seoul South Korea South Korea 63 207 2000
Rudhallen Gothenburg Sweden Sweden 40 130 2002
Pettit National Ice Center West Allis United States United States 216 709 1993
Utah Olympic Oval Kearns United States United States 1,423 4,669 2000 2002

Closed/Reconfigured rinks[edit]

Venue City Country Altitude
(m)
Altitude
(ft)
Opened Closed Olympics
Adler Arena Skating Center Sochi Russia Russia 27 89 2012 2014 [nb 1][4] 2014
Richmond Olympic Oval Richmond Canada Canada 4 13 2008 2010[nb 2] 2010
Sport und Koncert Komplex (Winter Stadium)[5] St. Petersburg Russia Russia 15 49 1981 1992

Under construction, planned and proposed rinks[edit]

Venue City Country Altitude
(m)
Altitude
(ft)
Opening Status Olympics
Gangneung Science Oval Gangneung South Korea South Korea 26 85 2016 Planned 2018

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ After the Olympics the rink is to be converted into a trade and exhibition center.
  2. ^ Reconfigured into a community centre including NHL/short track sized arena, track and fitness area. Pre-construction documents indicated that the full length oval would be covered by rubber mats to allow it to host future long track competitions. However, its status is currently unknown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Speed Skating News
  2. ^ "Rink Card - Sport und Koncert Komplex (Winter Stadium)". Speed Skating News. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rink Card". Speed Skating News. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Olympic Oval Skating Center". Sochi 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ 333,3 meter rink[1]