Short track speed skating is done indoors on regular arena ice. The international competition track is 111.12 metres, with a number of smaller tracks used for younger skaters.
Short track events are all “mass start” with multiple skaters on a single track. In mass start events, there are usually heats and finals, and the skater who comes first in the final wins, even though they may not have the fastest recorded time in the heats.
Internationally, long track speed skating is referred to only as speed skating, while short track is referred to as short track speed skating.
For general information about short track speed skating, check the About Short Track page on the Speed Skating Canada website.