A Basic Guide to Speed Skating

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United States Olympic Committee
Griffin Publishing Group, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 151 pages
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There's nothing more exciting and engaging than the Olympic Games. Athletes from across the globe unite to participate in the most exciting and vigorous competitions of their lives. These athletes didn't get to the Olympics by accident -- it takes years of dedication, sweat, and training to become an Olympic athlete. But you don't have to be training for the Olympics to enjoy sports. Whether you like skating, skiing, or sledding, the Olympic Guides will give you numerous tips on equipment, training, and improving your skills.If you've ever wanted to take up speed skating and wondered where to begin, this volume will show you how to choose the right club and how to test your developing skills in grass-roots competition. A Basic Guide to Speed Skating takes you step-by-step from skating fundamentals to more advanced training tips. This easy-to-read volume will help you choose and care for your skates and other gear.

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Stars of Today
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Speed Skating Competitions
36
Getting Involved
47
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