Long Track Secures 16 Quota Spots For Olympic Games

Dec. 26, 2017, 3:12 p.m. (ET)

US Speedskating has qualified 16 long track spots for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Team USA can take a maximum of eight men and eight women based on their performance at the first four ISU Long Track World Cups during the 2017-18 season.

Team USA will have a total of 25 racing spots available but can only have a maximum number of 16 different skaters fill those spots due to ISU quota allocation rules.

Team USA’s quota spots are as follows:

USA Ladies                          Entry Quotas For Individual Events

USA Quota

500m

1000m

1500m

3000m

5000m

Mass Start

Team Pursuit

8

3

3

3

1

1

2

0


USA Men
                              Entry Quotas For Individual Events

USA Quota

500m

1000m

1500m

5000m

10000m

Mass Start

Team Pursuit

8

3

3

3

0

0

2

1


The U.S. has reserve spots in the women’s Team Pursuit (1st reserve), the men’s 5000m (3rd reserve) and the women’s 3000m (6th reserve).

To view the official ISU announcement, click here.

U.S. skaters will qualify for the 16 total spots at U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Speed Skating from Jan. 2-7, 2018 at the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If an athlete secures multiple distance spots at Trials, the U.S. will take less than 16 skaters. For full U.S. Team athlete selection procedures, click here.

Tickets for U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Speed Skating are now available and can be purchased here. If you can’t make it to Trials, make sure to watch the coverage live on NBC Sports Network:

NBCSN Schedule (all times local CST)
Tuesday, January 2 – 4:30-6pm
Wednesday, January 3 – 5-6:30pm
Thursday, January 4 – 5:30-7:30pm
Friday, January 5 – 5:30-7pm
Saturday, January 6 – 5-7pm
Sunday, January 7 –  5-5:45pm