Racing Events

Racing Events

All racing events in Victoria are held at O'Brien Group Arena, the home of the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia and training venue for the National Short Track Speed Skating Team.

Club Racing

Members of the OSF Club have the opportunity to be involved in a number of Racing events throughout the year. Starting with Club Racing days, which are held on a regular basis on the Thursday night training session. Club Racing allows skaters to develop and hone specific skills such as starts, tactical manoeuvres and finishes.

Autumn and Spring Sprint Cup

This is a fun event open to all members and is held in May (Autumn) November (Spring) each year. Competitors participate in time trials which determine the groupings for the Autumn and Spring Cup Racing. This means that competitors are skating against others with a similar skating ability. Even our young Nippers love this event.

Victorian Short Track Speed Skating Championships

This event will be held 26th November 2017 from 2.45pm - 5.45pm and is open to all members of Victorian Short Track Speed Skating clubs. Racing events are based on age divisions as listed below.

Australian Open Short Track Speed Skating Championships

The Australian Open Short Track Speed Skating Championships is an annual event, which is hosted by participating States on a rotating basis. The 2017 Championships will be held at the O'Brien Group Arena on Friday 8th December 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 9th December 7.00am - 2.30pm and Sunday 10th December 7.00am - 2.30pm. There will also be an Open Development Camp running from Monday 11th December to Friday 15th December.  These events are sponsored by State and Federal Governments and private business and are managed by Australian Ice Racing.  

Competitors from Short Track Speed Skating clubs in Australia and overseas have participated in this event and racing events are based on age divisions as listed below. For racing protocols refer to www.australianiceracing.org

Age Divisions for Racing Events               

Nippers                Under 9 years

Midgets               9 - 11 years

Sub-Juniors        12 - 14 years

Juniors                  15 - 17 years

Seniors                 18 - 29 years

Masters               30+ years