This is a painting of typical short-track speedskaters at the old Nottingham Ice Rink, where locals Torville & Dean honed their world beating ice-dancing skills, sharing the stadium with The Panthers Ice Hockey Team and the Nottm Speedskating Club.
Short-Track is a fast and furious, adrenaline-fuelled sport on a 30m x 60m rink with 111mtr oval track racing anti-clockwise, and normally between 4 – 6 skaters in knock-out type competitions. Race distances are either 500mtrs or 1000mtrs with 3000mtrs & 5000mtrs womens & mens relay respectively at speeds up to 35kph. Their sturdy boots carry 46cm long blades only 1mm thick, off-set slightly to left centre on the sole allowing more ‘body-lean’ scope.
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