Tickets on sale now for ISU World Cup and U.S. Olympic Short Track Team Trials

Tickets on sale now for ISU World Cup and U.S. Olympic Short Track Team Trials

Tickets are now on sale for a pair of exciting speed skating events coming to the Utah Olympic Oval this December.  

The ISU World Cup returns to the Oval December 3 through 5, 2021 – featuring the world’s best long track skaters competing for world records and medals on the “Fastest Ice on Earth.”

The U.S. Short Track Olympic Team Trials comes to the Oval December 17 through 19, 2021. This three-day competition will feature the top Team USA skaters competing for an opportunity to represent the United States at Beijing 2022.

“We’re so excited to bring the Short Track Olympic Trials back to the Utah Olympic Oval and Salt Lake City,” US Speedskating executive director Ted Morris said. “Since the 2002 Olympic Games, Utah has been incredibly passionate about Short Track Speed Skating. Our athletes are eager to put on a great show for Utah and show they are on track to compete for medals in 2022.”

Tickets for both events are available for purchase on UtahOlympicLegacy.org

ISU World Cup tickets are $12.50 in advance for youth and adults. Children 2 and under will be admitted to the event for free. Parking is included with ticket purchase. Ticket prices are $17.50 at the door. 

Short Track Olympic Trials tickets are $22.50 in advance for youth and adults. Children 2 and under will be admitted to the event for free. Parking is included with ticket purchase. Ticket prices are $27.50 at the door. 

Notable US Speedskating athletes competing in the Olympic Trials include PyeongChang 2018 Olympians Maame Biney and Ryan Pivirotto. PyeongChang 2018 Olympian Erin Jackson, two-time Olympian Joey Mantia, two-time Olympian Emery Lehman, 2018 bronze medalist Mia Manganello Kilburg, and 2018 bronze medalist and two-time Olympian Brittany Bowe will compete in the ISU World Cup representing US Speedskating. 

“We’re looking forward to hosting the world’s best speed skaters on our ice this December ahead of Beijing 2022,” Utah Olympic Oval general manager Todd Porter said. “Hosting and watching these athletes compete on our ice – regarded as the ‘Fastest Ice on Earth’ – is a highlight of our winter season.” 

The U.S. Short Track Olympic Trials event will also feature a winter fan festival on December 18 with sponsor booths, fun activities, food trucks, a beer garden and more to celebrate Team USA’s road to the Olympics and Paralympics. 

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.