Speed Skating Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

The first winter sport with an international federation was the sport of speed skating, in the year 1892. Speed skating, in which skaters compete to race a specific distance in the shortest amount of time, is a popular sport to participate in or watch around the world, particularly in the Netherlands, Norway, and South Korea. If you are one of the many fans of this fast-paced and exciting sport, you may find inspiration for your new canine companion's name by searching this list compiled with the names of places significant to the sport, speed skating terminology, and even the names of many famous and notable speed skaters.

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Ice skating has been around for a very long time, with the first participants utilizing bones for their blades, skating on frozen lakes and rivers and the first formal speed skating competition was held in Oslo, Norway as far back as 1863. It has many fans worldwide and is a great source of inspiration for those who enjoy watching or participating in the sport. Some individuals that are choosing a moniker for their new canine companion may wish to honor modern Olympic champions such as Carlijin Achtereekte, Håvard Holmefjord, Kjeld Nuis, or Nao Kodaira. Others may prefer to honor Olympic champions from the earliest days, such as Lidiya Skoblikova, Clas Thunberg, Helga Haase, Charles Jewtraw, Klara Guseve, or Julius Skutnabb. 

Winners of the World Allround Speed Skating Championships such as Ivar Ballangrud, Oscar Mathisen, Beth Heiden-Reid, and Gunda Niemann may also provide a source of inspiration, some individuals may even wish to use the names of the current title holders Miho Takagi and Patrick Roest. Places that are significant to the sport can also provide names such as Misurina, referring to Lake Misurina, where the last Winter Games on natural ice were held or Oslo, where many of the first speed skating competitions were held, or Vaillant, for the Vaillant Arena in Switzerland, a well-known rink that was initially developed in 1894 and is still used for speed skating today.

Male Speed Skating Inspired Dog Names

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Axel
Norwegian Axel Paulsen held the world title in speed skating from 1882 to 1890 as well as inventing the Axel jump in figure skating
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Blade
The thin part of the skate that contacts the ice is called the blade of the skate
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Bones
The first ice skates used bones as blades
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Charles
American skater Charles Jewtraw won the gold medal for the 500m sprint at the first Winter Olympics in 1924
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Clas
Clas Thunberg of Finland won the 1,500m and 5,000m gold medals at the first Winter Olympics in 1924, and five gold medals at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships between 1923 and 1931
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Denis
Denis Yuskov from Russia holds the current men’s world record in the 1,500m category
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Dutch
The Dutch people are considered to be the pioneers of ice skating, with records of skating from village to village as far back as the 13th century
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Eric
American athlete Eric Heiden was the first speed skater to win an Olympic gold medal in all five speed skating events
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Eskil
Eskil Ervik from Norway holds the current men’s world record in the 3,000m category
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Frank
Frank Zamboni was inducted into the US Speed Skating Hall of Fame for the creation of the Zamboni ice resurfacer
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Franz
Franz Krienbuhl was a Swiss speed skater who introduced the one-piece skin suit to speed skating as well as improving skates
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Havard
Norwegian skater Håvard Holmefjord Lorentzen won the gold medal for the 500m sprint in the most recent Winter Olympics, held in 2018
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Hjalmar
Hjalmar Anderson of Norway is considered to be one of the most powerful speed skaters of all time
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Ivar
Ivar Ballangrud of Norway won four gold medals at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships between 1926 and 1938
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Jaap
Dutch skater Jacobus Johannes “Jaap” Eden is the only male athlete to win world championships in both speed skating and bicycle racing
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Joe
Crowned world champion in 1891, Joe Donoghue skated on skates with particularly long blades
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Julius
Finnish skater Julius Skutnabb won the 10,000m gold medal at the first Winter Olympics in 1924
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Kjeld
Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands won the 1,000m and the 1,500m gold medals at the most recent Winter Olympics, held in 2018
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Oscar
Oscar Mathisen of Norway won five gold medals at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships between 1908 and 1914
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Oslo
Many of the first speed skating competitions were held in Oslo, Norway
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Pavel
Pavel Kulizhnikov from Russia holds the current men’s world record in the 500m category
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Peter
Peter Mueller won the gold medal for the 1,000m sprint at the Winter Olympics in 1976, the first year it was offered
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Rintje
Rintje Ritsma of the Netherlands won four gold medals at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships between 1995 and 2001
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Samalog
A scoring system which converts race times into points to determine an overall champion
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Shani
Shani Davis from the United States holds the current men’s world record in the 1,000m category
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Sven
Sven Kramer of the Netherlands won the 5,000m gold medal at the most recent Winter Olympics in 2018 and nine gold medals at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships between 2007 and 2017
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Ted-Jan
Tad-Jen Bloemen from Canada holds the current men’s world record in the 5,000m and 10,000m categories
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Tucker
Tucker Fredricks is the United States record holder in the 500-meter skating event
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Vaillant
The Vaillant Arena in Switzerland, initially finished in 1894, is one of the earliest rinks that is still used for speed skating
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Patrick
Speed skater Patrick Roest from the Netherlands won the gold medal at the 2018 World Allround Speed Skating Championships

Female Speed Skating Inspired Dog Names

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Atje
Dutch skater Atje Keulen-Deelstra won four gold medals at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships between 1970 and 1974
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Beth
Beth Heiden-Reid, sister to Eric Heiden, earned the titles of the World Allround Speed Skating Champion and the World Junior Allround Speed Skating Champion in 1979
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Bonnie
American speed skater Bonnie Blair is one of the most decorated athletes in Olympic history, winning five gold medals and one bronze
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Boots
Ice skates are sometimes referred to as boots
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Carlijin
Carlijin Achtereekte of the Netherlands won the 3,000m gold medal in the most recent Olympic Winter games in 2018
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Chamonix
The site of the first Winter Olympic games in 1924 in which speed skating was included
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Cindy
Cindy Klassen of Canada became the first female speed skater to win five medals in a single Olympics during the 2006 Winter Olympics
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Chris
Chris Witty participated and won Olympic medals in both speed skating and cycling
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Clara
Clara Hughes is a Canadian athlete who has won multiple Olympic medals in both speed skating and in cycling
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Claudia
Claudia Pechstein of Germany has earned nine Olympic medals, five gold, two silver, and two bronze
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Esmee
Esmee Visser of the Netherlands won the 5,000m gold medal in the most recent Olympic Winter Games in 2018
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Gunda
German Gunda Niemann has won eight gold medals in the World Allround Speed Skating Championships from 1991 to 1999
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Heather
Heather Richardson-Bergsma of the United States holds the current women’s world record in the 1,500m category
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Helga
German skater Helga Haase won the 500m Olympic gold medal in 1960, the first year that women were allowed to compete
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Inga
Inga Artamonova of the Soviet Union won four gold medals in the World Allround Speed Skating Championships from 1957 to 1965
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Ireen
Ireen Wust of the Netherlands has earned the highest number of Olympic medals in speed skating, with five gold, five silver, and one bronze and six gold medals at the World Allround Speed Skating Championships from 2007 to 2017
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Jorien
Jorien ter Mors of the Netherlands won the 1,000m Olympic gold medal in the most recent Winter Olympics in 2018
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Karin
Karin Enke of Germany won five gold medals in the World Allround Speed Skating Championships from 1982 to 1988
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Kit
Kit Klein-Outland was inducted into the National Speed Skating Hall of Fame in 1964 and skated two world records
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Klara
Klara Guseve of the Soviet Union won the 1,000m Olympic gold medal in 1960, the first year that women were allowed to compete
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Lee
Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea holds the current women’s world record in the 500m category
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Lidiya
Lidiya Skoblikova of the Soviet Union won the 1,500m and the 3,000m Olympic gold medals in 1960, the first year that women were allowed to compete
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Martina
Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic holds the current women’s world record in the 5,000m and 10,000m categories and won four gold medals in the World Allround Speed Skating Championships from 2009 to 2016
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Miho
Japanese speed skater Miho Takagi earned the gold medal at the 2018 World Allround Speed Skating Championships
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Misurina
The last Winter Olympics that were held on natural ice were the competitions in 1956 on Lake Misurina in Italy
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Nao
Nao Kodaira of Japan holds the current women’s world record in the 1,000m category and won the Olympic gold medal for the most recent 500m sprint in 2018
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Sheila
Sheila Grace Young-Ochowicz of the United States became the first American athlete to win three medals at one Winter Olympics in 1976
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Sprint
A short race of either 500 or 1,000 metres is considered a sprint
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Squaw
Women’s speed skating was first included in the Olympics in the 1960 games at Squaw Valley in California
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Yvonne
Yvonne van Gennip of the Netherlands won the 5,000m women’s Olympic gold medal the first year it was offered, in 1988

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