Paulien van Deutekom in Thialf in 2007
|Heichest govrenin body||Internaitional Skatin Union|
Speed skeitchin, or speedskeitchin, is a competitive furm o ice skeitchin in which the competitors race ilk ither in travelin a certaint distance on skeitchs. Types o speed skeitchin are long track speed skeitchin, short track speed skeitchin, an marathon speed skeitchin. In the Olympic Gemmes, lang-track speed skeitchin is uisually referred tae as juist "speed skeitchin", while short-track speed skeitchin is kent as "short track". The ISU, the govrenin body o baith ice sports, refers tae lang track as "speed skeitchin" an short track as "short track skeitchin".