Skaters compete in the 1,500-meter women’s short track. The ice for short track speedskating is thicker and warmer than long track ice. Hockey ice is warmer still.

Skaters compete in the 1,500-meter women’s short track. The ice for short track speedskating is thicker and warmer than long track ice. Hockey ice is warmer still.

Skaters compete in the 1,500-meter women's short track. The ice for short track speedskating is thicker and warmer than long track ice. Hockey ice is warmer still.

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From the article: The Experts Known As ‘Ice Meisters’ Create Perfect Olympic Skating Surfaces

Skaters compete in the 1,500-meter women’s short track. The ice for short track speedskating is thicker and warmer than long track ice. Hockey ice is warmer still.

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