Short Track at IMGA Master Games
Short track speed skating is a form of competitive ice speed skating. In competitions, multiple skaters (typically between four and six) skate on an oval ice track with a length of 111.112 metres (364.54 ft).
The rink itself is 60 metres (200 ft) long by 30 metres (98 ft) wide, which is the same size as an Olympic-sized figure skating rink and an international-sized ice hockey rink. Short track speed skating is the sister sport to long track speed skating and is on the Olympic programme.
In 1967, the International Skating Union (ISU) adopted short track speed skating, although it did not organise international competitions until 1976. World Championships in short track speed skating have been officially held since 1981, although events held in 1976–1980 under different names have since received the status of World Championships retrospectively.
Short track speed skating was introduced as a demonstration sport at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta in Canada. It was upgraded to a full Olympic sport in 1992 and has been part of the Winter Olympics ever since. The events are the same for both men and women: 500 meters, 1000 meters, 1500 meters, plus the relay event (5000 meters for men, 3000 meters for women).
30+, 35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+, 80+,85+,90+,95+
The age category of the skater will be defined as the skater’s age prior to 1st July of the year of the event. Each skater has to compete in her/ his respective age category.
Possible events and disciplines
The IMGA doesn’t allow building new venues and encourages the host cities to use existing facilities to keep the costs lower. Therefore, the following information is subject to changes depending on the venues available.