Short track speed skating is among renowned Olympic sports competitions that test the skating skills technical competence, aggressiveness, and speed of its competitors. The traditional long-track skating involved competing against the clock but with current short-track speed skating, contestants race against one another.
Olympic Short Track Speed Skating Schedule 2022
The 2022 winter Olympic Short track skating game competitions are scheduled to take place at the capital indoor stadium in Beijing China. The game event is scheduled to take place from 5th to 16 February 2022, where all skating short-track speed games will commence competition.
Initially, there were eight events under competition up to July 2018 when International Olympic Committee (IOC) introduced 2000 meters mixed relay that bring the total number of events to be nine. Following the increase of the extra event, the number of days in the competition schedule was increased from five to six.
The following is the schedule for nine events in the final event competition.
*All times in Beijing Time. So you need to convert it to your timezone
|Sat 5 Feb||19:00 - 19:24||Women's 500m - Heats|
|19:38 - 20:10||Men's 1000m - Heats|
|20:23 - 20:38||Mixed Team Relay - Quarterfinals|
|20:53 - 21:03||Mixed Team Relay - Semifinals|
|21:18 - 21:26||Mixed Team Relay - Final B|
|21:26 - 21:34||Mixed Team Relay - Final A|
|Mon 7 Feb||19:30 - 19:42||Women's 500m - Quarterfinals|
|19:44 - 20:00||Men's 1000m - Quarterfinals|
|20:13 - 20:19||Women's 500m - Semifinals|
|20:20 - 20:28||Men's 1000m - Semifinals|
|20:41 - 20:46||Women's 500m - Final B|
|20:46 - 20:51||Women's 500m - Final A|
|20:52 - 20:58||Men's 1000m - Final B|
|20:58 - 21:04||Men's 1000m - Final A|
|Wed 9 Feb||19:00 - 19:30||Men's 1500m - Quarterfinals|
|19:44 - 20:16||Women's 1000m - Heats|
|20:29 - 20:44||Men's 1500m - Semifinals|
|20:45 - 20:59||Women's 3000m Relay - Semifinals|
|21:13 - 21:20||Men's 1500m - Final B|
|21:20 - 21:28||Men's 1500m - Final A|
|Fri 11 Feb||19:00 - 19:16||Women's 1000m - Quarterfinals|
|19:18 - 19:42||Men's 500m - Heats|
|19:55 - 20:03||Women's 1000m - Semifinals|
|20:04 - 20:23||Men's 5000m Relay - Semifinals|
|20:37 - 20:43||Women's 1000m - Final B|
|20:43 - 20:49||Women's 1000m - Final A|
|Sun 13 Feb||19:00 - 19:12||Men's 500m - Quarterfinals|
|19:27 - 19:33||Men's 500m - Semifinals|
|19:35 - 19:44||Women's 3000m Relay - Final B|
|19:44 - 19:55||Women's 3000m Relay - Final A|
|20:09 - 20:14||Men's 500m - Final B|
|20:14 - 20:19||Men's 500m - Final A|
|Wed 16 Feb||19:30 - 20:00||Women's 1500m - Quarterfinals|
|20:15 - 20:30||Women's 1500m - Semifinals|
|20:32 - 20:44||Men's 5000m Relay - Final B|
|20:44 - 20:57||Men's 5000m Relay - Final A|
|21:11 - 21:18||Women's 1500m - Final B|
|21:18 - 21:26||Women's 1500m - Final A|
*Schedule subject to change | The event finals are shown in bold.
Olympics Short Track Speed Skating Live Stream & TV Channels
Beijing 2022 winter Olympics on short-track speed skating competition will commence with mixed team relay on 5th February 2022. The events will be aired on sports television channels worldwide during the specified period.
NBC Universal will be presenting over 2800 hours of recorded coverage across USA networks, CBNC, Peacock, NBC Sports app, and NBC Olympics upon the commencing of 2022 Olympic winter games from Beijing china.
Short-track speed skating evolved after pack-style racing games that originated from North America back in the early 20th century. Back in 1932, short-speed skating was practiced in Lake Placid, New York, during the winter Olympics games. The game gain prominence in the united states from the 1960s to 1970s.
It was until 1978 to 1980 that the International Skating Union began to hold an annual short-track championship, which later participated in the world championship in 1981, and was later inaugurated in 1992 during winter games held in Albertville, France.
Short Track Speed Skating Rules
Short-track speed skating involves racing in groups of four participants. The contestants engage in an indoor competition lap length of 364 feet. The first two competitors from each heat qualify to the next level.
Pacing and passing strategies are considered important to every player participating in the group. As skaters jockey for their positions, they create contacts as they negotiate sharp turns at high speed. However, they use a special speed skate for extra support and to enhance stability.
Skaters must wear protective pads due to common and frequent falls. The pads prevent knees and elbows while helmets protect are used as headgears and hand gloves for protecting hand-related injuries. To enhance ultimate safety the walls surrounding the track are cushioned with protective pads.
The gaming races in short–track races are 500, 1000, 1500, 3000 meters. For women, a four-person relay covers the 3000 meters while men cover 5000 meters in the same race.