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HISTORY

Since its inception in 1960, the Speedskating Hall of Fame has honored over 90 skaters for their excellence in athletic achievement in the sport of speedskating, and more than 60 contributors for their innovative contributions to the sport and dedication to the speedskating community. 

CATEGORIES

Requirements for Nomination of a Skater

“CLASSICAL ERA”
Long Track: Before 1964, Short Track: Before 1988

A nominee to the Speedskating Hall of fame must meet the following minimum qualifications: 

Achieved at least two (2) of the following criteria:

A. Winner of 2 National or North American Senior Class Championships; 

B. National or North American Senior Class Records;

C. Olympic or World Championship medalists;

D. Olympic or World Records;

E. Olympic Teams; F. World Teams.

The candidacy of each nominee will be judged on the nominee’s record, ability, integrity, sportsmanship and character. 

The nomination form for this category can be found here.

“MODERN ERA”
Long Track: 1964 and later, Short Track: 1988 and later 

A nominee to the Speedskating Hall of fame must meet the following minimum qualifications: Achieved at least one of the following criteria five years or more prior to nomination:

A. Senior World Championships:

1. Member of at least 4 teams, achieving at least 2 top 15 finishes overall, or; 

2. Earning 1 individual medal or:

3. Member of 3 relay or pursuit teams having won 2 medals.

B. Olympic Competition

1. Member of at least 3 teams, placing in the top 15 in one event, or; 

2. Member of at least 1 team, earning at least 1 individual medal, or; 

3. Member of at least 2 relay or pursuit teams winning 2 medals

C. World Record Performance at an ISU sanctioned competition

The candidacy of each nominee will be judged on the nominee’s record, ability, integrity, sportsmanship and character. 

The nomination form for this category can be found here.

Requirements for Nomination of a Contributor to the Sport

The Hall of Fame Committee will consider nominees who have made noteworthy contributions to the sport of speedskating in an amateur and non-skating capacity at the National or International level.

The candidacy of each nominee will be judged on the nominee’s record, ability, integrity, sportsmanship and character.

A nominee to the Speedskating Hall of Fame must meet two (2) of the following qualifications:

A. The nominee must have made a significant impact on the sport at the National and/or International level.

B. Has made a contribution to the sport for a period of at least fifteen (15) years.

C. Activities may include serving as an Officer, Official, Committee Member or Chairperson, Team Leader, Manager, Coach or service in promoting speedskating development. 

The nomination form for this category can be found here.

Visit the National Speed Skating Museum & Hall of Fame Website.