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Welcome to Vikingskipet

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
           
500 m Men 34.31 Jeremy Wotherspoon Canada

 

26 January 2008

 

1000 m Men 1:08.28 Tatsuya Shinhama Japan

 

28 February 2020

 

1500 m Men 1:44.27 Shani Davis United States

 

21 November 2009

 

3000 m Men 3:42.27 Sverre Lunde Pedersen Norway

 

27 October 2018

 

5000 m Men 6:09.75 Sven Kramer Netherlands

 

7 February 2009

 

10000 m Men 12:50.96 Sven Kramer Netherlands

 

22 November 2009

 

           
           
           
           
           
           
500 m Women 37.25 Nao Kodaira Japan

 

2 February 2019

 

1000 m Women 1:13.75 Miho Takagi Japan

 

28 February 2020

 

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

           
           
           
           
           
           

 

ISU NSF Vikingskipet