Ice skating is a typical Dutch winter sport. There are various disciplines within ice skating, one of which is long track speed skating. Long track speed skating takes place on an oval, 400-metre ice rink; the longer the race, the more laps you skate. Long track speed skating combines speed, balance and technique, making it a challenging sport at all levels. 

Safety measures coronavirus:

  • Adhere to the RIVM guidelines and the guidelines of the TU Delft.
  • Keeping 1.5 metres distance is no longer a rule, but you are advised to still do so.
  • Any symptoms: stay at home and get tested.
  • Good hygiene remains important.
  • If you take part in activities that fall under your X subscription, make sure you have your Campus Card or X card with you.
  • Inside Cafe X and at some events, a COVID certificate is required.

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Ice skating association, ELS organizes the long track speed skating training sessions in collaboration with X. The only way to participate in these long track speed skating training sessions, is as a member of this association. The training sessions is available for all levels, from beginners to advanced skaters.

Before the training start, you meet up at the police station opposite the Jacoba van Beijerlaan in Delft and then cycle together (on your normal bike) to the ice rink in The Hague. By the time you get there, your muscles will have warmed up and you’ll be ready to put on your skates.

The training sessions usually start with a few balance exercises, followed by various other exercises which focus on different aspects of skating technique. Specific training is also given to help skaters prepare for competitions and championships.



You need a valid X year subscription and association membership to participate.

X subscription

Practical Information

All levels
Closed training
You’ll need a membership of the association.
Bring your own skates and wear warm clothes that allow you to move freely. Don’t forget your gloves!