|Heichest govrenin body||Internaitional Skatin Union|
Speed skatin, or speedskatin, is a competitive furm o ice skatin in which the competitors race each ither in travelin a certain distance on skates. Types o speed skatin are long track speed skatin, short track speed skatin, an marathon speed skatin. In the Olympic Gemmes, lang-track speed skatin is uisually referred tae as juist "speed skatin", while short-track speed skatin is kent as "short track". The ISU, the govrenin body o baith ice sports, refers tae lang track as "speed skatin" an short track as "short track skatin".