Welcome to Vikingskipet

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Welcome back to Vikingskipet - the Norwegian national arana for speed skating

Vikingskipet ("The Viking Ship"), officially known as Hamar Olympic Hall is an indoor sport and event venue in Hamar, Norway. It was built as the speed skating rink for the 1994 Winter Olympics. The venue is owned by Hamar Municipality. Vikingskipet has a capacity for 10,600 spectators during sporting events and 20,000 during concerts.

The arena was designed by Niels Torp, and Biong & Biong, and opened on 19 December 1992. It is Norway's national venue for speed skating and bandy, and holds annual ISU Speed Skating World Cup races, as well as regular world championships. 

 

Rink records

Distance Gender Time Athlete Country Date
100 m Men 9.78 Pekka Koskela Finland 6 November 2004
500 m Men 34.31 Jeremy Wotherspoon Canada 26 January 2008
1000 m Men 1:08.38 Shani Davis United States 20 January 2007
1500 m Men 1:44.27 Shani Davis United States 21 November 2009
3000 m Men 3:44.11 Sverre Lunde Pedersen Norway 15 January 2015
5000 m Men 6:09.75 Sven Kramer Netherlands 7 February 2009
10000 m Men 12:50.96 Sven Kramer Netherlands 22 November 2009
Sprint combination Men 138.775 Lee Kyou-hyuk South Korea 20–21 January 2007
Mini combination Men 151.949 Johan Röjler Sweden 12–13 February 2002
Small combination Men 155.699 Jarmo Valtonen Finland 1–2 November 2003
Big combination Men 150.748 Chad Hedrick United States 7–8 February 2004
Team pursuit (8 laps) Men 3:48.67 United States 13 November 2004
100 m Women 11.15 Linda Olsen Norway 3 November 2002
500 m Women 37.25 Nao Kodaira Japan 2 February 2019
1000 m Women 1:14.79 Brittany Bowe United States 2 February 2019
1500 m Women 1:54.65 Ireen Wüst Netherlands 25 January 2008
3000 m Women 4:00.26 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Germany 17 February 2001
5000 m Women 6:50.08 Martina Sáblíková Czech Republic 21 November 2009
10000 m Women 17:14.7 Trude Nielsen Norway 17 January 1998
Sprint combination Women 151.935 Anni Friesinger Germany 20–21 January 2007
Mini combination Women 166.904 Maren Haugli Norway 22–23 October 2005
Small combination Women 161.479 Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann Germany 6–7 February 1999
Team pursuit (6 laps) Women 3:00.90 Canada 28 November 2010
Small combination Women 159.736 Ireen Wüst Netherlands 11–12 January 2014

 

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