Short track

Short track is a competitive form of ice skating in which the competitors race each other on skates. It is also a lifetime fitness sport for individuals of all ages.

Short track provides both cardiovascular and aerobic benefits as well as improving muscle strength, balance, and coordination.

Link: Schedule for speed skating

Specific Team Info

Arrival and registration at Östersund Arena
Upon arrival the first day at the arena, Saturday January 1st
, please visit the Sports information desk and register all your athletes. This is also where all the athletes’ bibs are handed out.
You must register your athletes and collect the bibs well before the start of the divisioning.

  • Deadline, Saturday February 1st – 09.15

Coaches meeting
The place for the coaches meeting is on the 1st
 floor in a room called “Teorisalen” and will be held at the following times:

  • January 31st – 20.00
  • February 1st – 15.30
  • February 2nd – 13.00

Parking at Östersund Arena
Those of you traveling by your own car will find a big parking on the other side of the big road (Arenavägen) just outside the Arena.
Parking is not allowed just next to the Arena (Entrance A and B).

Storage at stadium
The assigned dressing room is also where you can store your private belongings during the day of competition.

Dressing rooms
On the ground floor, straight ahead from the athlete entrance you will find the dressing rooms: 3, 4 and 5.

Warm up areas
One of the rooms called “Off ice” will be booked for warm up outside of the ice rink. Off ice is located on the 1st
 floor, right next to the main rink and the LOC office.
The room is available during these hours:

  • February 1st – 08.30 – 15.00
  • February 2nd – 08.30 – 15.15
  • February 3rd – 08.30 – 19.00
  • February 4th – 13.30 – 17.00


Office Name Telephone Email
Chief of competition Maria Lundin +46 70 212 8309
Technical Delegate Henk Krijgsheld
Main Operation center
/Head of sports
Patrik Jemteborn +46 70 671 2008
Accommodation office Jessica Thylin +46 702030166
Transportation Office Maria Lönnborg +46 76 846 81 15
Sports information desk Christina Persson +46 702547222

Race Office

The office is placed the 1st floor just next to the Competition Rink and “Off Ice”. Open daily from 1 February at 08.00 – 20.00 until 4 February at 08.00 – 19.00.

Sports information desk (SID) & Information desk
The SID and information desk are located on the ground floor, close to the dressing rooms.

Lunch will be served in the restaurant on the 1st floor.

Commercial rights
It is not allowed to wear any commercial logos on the competition and the warm-up clothes.

Flags and national symbols
It’s not allowed to wear any national flags on the competition and the warm-up clothes. National flags are not allowed on the competition arenas.


The rules are somewhat modified to give each skater a chance to do his/her best. The starter is for instance allowed to give the skaters a ample time to assume a balanced position after taking their marks, starting the sequence over if any skater is off-balance, not holding the skaters too long after the set signal, and starting the race over if a skater is interfered with or falls before the last apex block in the first curve.

Link: Rules
Link: Fact Sheet

IF Castor
Local Sports Organizer

Östersund Arena

Competitions in speed skating will take place in Östersund Arena, a multi-purpose venue close to the city center of Östersund. Östersund Arena has two large halls with artificial ice rinks, making it an optimal place to hold competitions in figure skating and short track. Read more about Östersund Arena.