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speed skating

ice skating as a form of racing, usually on an oval course and against other competitors or the clock.
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speed skater, speedskater, noun Unabridged
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  • One can see this motion in its extremest form in speed skating, but it is true in all skilled skating, both forward and back.
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  • No racing or speed skating is allowed during public sessions.
British Dictionary definitions for speed skating

speed skating

a form of ice skating in which contestants race against each other or the clock over various distances
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