Speed skating

Do you know the most common injuries in speed skating?

Speed skating is a relatively safe sport, but skaters are not completely protected from injury. Dislocated shoulders, contusion, cuts and pulled muscles are some of the most common injuries. You can read more about them here.

Speed skating is a fast and entertaining cousin of long track speed skating. Long tracks are 400 metres long. Injuries can happen, both on the ice as well as during fry-land training.

The most common acute injuries in this sport are dislocated shoulders, pulled muscles and direct blows to muscles, contusions. Cuts to the hands and forearms from the skate itself can also occur. Skaters are also susceptible to overuse injury, particularly to the back, groin and knees, because of repetitive training.

On this page you fill find a list of the most common injuries in speed skating. 

Common injuries

  • Back pain
  • Groin pain
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Concussion