Spring Speedskating Championships
(Rain date: Sunday, March 26, 2000)


Races to be held may be selected from, but is not limited to, the following list:

Individual Time Trials
Competitors skate a short, fixed-distance individual time trial to determine event seeding. The time trial can also be used to establish overall ranking and handicap rankings for future events. Typical distances are 200m and 2km.

Sprint Elimination
Based on the 200m time trial, skaters are seeded into 3- to 5-person heats, size to be determined at the time of registration. Heats will be run with the winners advancing to Quarter, Semi, and Final sprint rounds. Non-qualifiers will compete in a consolation sprint final. Typcial distances are 1000m to 2km.

Scratch Race
Event in which all competitors in a category start at once. The race is a fixed distance to be determined based off a standard time. Field limit is 20 skaters, and categories exceeding this limit will have a qualifying race. Typical distances are 3km to 10km.

Points Race
All skaters in a category start together for a fixed distance. On predetermined laps, the first competitor across the finish line will receive points. Points may remain the same or increase during the course of the race. Placement is based on the total points earned. Typical distances are 10 to 30 laps.

Miss and Out
In this mass-start event, the last skater across the finish line each lap is eliminated. When 5 competitors remain, they will receive a free lap to recover. After the free lap, the skaters will receive the bell indicating one final lap to go. They will then sprint to final placing.

Win and Out
In this mass-start event, all skaters begin by skating a fixed distance. On the next lap, the first skater across the finish line places first and is removed from the race. The remaining competitors continue with the first skater across the line each lap receiving placement and removed until all have finished.

Unknown Distance
When this mass-start race begins, skaters do not know length of the event. They continue to skate until the officials ring the bell. From that point, competitors have one remaining lap to go in which they sprint to the finish.

Italian Pursuit Team Competition
A team time trial event. All members of a team start together in a pack. Each member is obligated to pull one full lap. After pulling the required lap that lead skater is dropped. The remaining members continue until the final skater finishes. Typical team size is 5 members with at least 1 woman.


Individual awards will be based on the total points earned from an Omnium. The Omnium will consist of 3 events TBA.

Points in each Omnium event will be given to the top 4 finishers 7-5-3-1 for 1st through 4th place, respectively. Awards will be given to the top 3 individuals in each category based on total Omnium points.

Awards will also be given to the top 3 teams in each team event.



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