It's the biggest event of the year as the world's best long track speedskaters compete at the ISU 2020 World Single Distance Championships, Feb. 13-16.
Olympians Brittany Bowe, Joey Mantia, Erin Jackson, Mia Kilburg and Emery Lehman will compete during the event at the Utah Olympic Oval, with Bowe and Mantia defending their 2019 World Championship Titles in the 1000m and Mass Start, respectively. This event is the equivalent of the Olympic Games during an off-Olympic year.
"This is the highest competition besides the Olympics and it's on the fastest ice in the world," said competitor Ian Quinn. "I would expect some world records to fall and some very competitive racing to take place."
Full Team USA competitor list (individual events):
Brittany Bowe – 500/1000/1500m
Kimi Goetz – 500/1000m
Brianna Bocox – 1000m
Erin Jackson – 500m
Mia Kilburg – 3000/5000/Mass Start
Paige Schwartzburg – Mass Start
Joey Mantia – 1000/1500/Mass Start
Emery Lehman - 1500m
Ian Quinn – Mass Start
Thursday, Feb. 13 -12:30 p.m. - Ladies 3000m, Men's 5000m, Team Sprints
Friday, Feb. 14 - 2 p.m. - Men's 10K, Ladies Team Pursuit, Ladies and Men's 500m
Saturday, Feb. 15 - 12:30 p.m. - Ladies 5000m, Ladies and Men's 1000m, Men's Team Pursuit
Sunday, Feb. 16 - 12:30 p.m. - Ladies and Men's 1500m and Mass Start
Every current Long Track World Record has been set at the Utah Olympic Oval, except the Ladies 5000m and the Men's 3000m. The UOO is hoping to snag those records next weekend to continue its reign as the "Fastest Ice on Earth."
"It should be an exciting competition," said Kimi Goetz. "It's the world championships, so everyone will be peaked and ready to perform. Spectators should expect world records, national records and lots of personal bests!"
Tickets available here
Catch a recap of the event on the Olympic Channel
Friday, Feb. 14 - 1 a.m. (EST)
Saturday, Feb. 15 - 2 a.m. (EST)
Sunday, Feb. 16 - 1 a.m. (EST)
And NBCSN - Wednesday, Feb. 19 11:30 p.m. (EST