Short track speed skating features races from 500 to 5,000 meters held on an 111-meter track. The event was just 10 years old at the time of the 2002 Olympics when Vivint Arena in downtown Salt Lake City came alive on the skate blades of Team USA’s Apolo Ohno. He won gold and silver medals in 2002 and went on to win Olympic gold in 2006 and 2010 before concluding his career with eight Olympic medals. Utah is the home base for the US Speedskating Team and a frequent stop on the ISU World Cup tour at the Olympic Oval. Youth programs provide an opportunity for the next generation.