This list of speed skating records is an overview of the records currently held in various speed skating events, as ratified by the International Skating Union.

World record progression
World record progression

World records

Men

Event Name Country Time Date Place Average speed Meeting Ref
500 meters
Progression
Pavel Kulizhnikov  Russia 33.61 9 March 2019 United States Salt Lake City 53.56 km/h (33.28 mph) 2018–19 World Cup Final [1]
500 meters × 2 Jeremy Wotherspoon  Canada 1:08.31 15 March 2008 Canada Calgary 52.70 km/h (32.75 mph) Olympic Oval Finale 2008 [2]
1000 meters
Progression
Pavel Kulizhnikov  Russia 1:05.69 15 February 2020 United States Salt Lake City 54.80 km/h (34.05 mph) 2020 World Single Distances Championships [3]
1500 meters
Progression
Kjeld Nuis  Netherlands 1:40.17 10 March 2019 United States Salt Lake City 53.91 km/h (33.50 mph) 2018–19 World Cup Final [4]
3000 meters *
Progression
Eskil Ervik  Norway 3:37.28 5 November 2005 Canada Calgary 49.71 km/h (30.89 mph) Olympic Oval Invitational 2005 [5]
5000 meters
Progression
Nils van der Poel  Sweden 6:01.56 3 December 2021 United States Salt Lake City 49.78 km/h (30.93 mph) 2021–22 World Cup [6]
10000 meters
Progression
Nils van der Poel  Sweden 12:32.95 14 February 2021 Netherlands Heerenveen 47.81 km/h (29.71 mph) 2021 World Single Distances Championships [7]
Team sprint
(3 laps)
Vincent De Haître
Gilmore Junio
Laurent Dubreuil
 Canada 1:17.31 1 December 2017 Canada Calgary 2017–18 World Cup [8]
Team pursuit
(8 laps) **
Progression
Joey Mantia
Emery Lehman
Casey Dawson
 United States 3:34.47 5 December 2021 United States Salt Lake City 52.02 km/h (32.32 mph)
2021–22 World Cup [9]
Sprint combination Kai Verbij  Netherlands 136.065 pts 25–26 February 2017 Canada Calgary 2017 World Sprint Championships [10]
Small combination Erben Wennemars  Netherlands 146.365 pts 12–13 August 2005 Canada Calgary Summer Classic 2005 [11]
Big combination
Progression
Patrick Roest  Netherlands 145.561 pts 2–3 March 2019 Canada Calgary 2019 World Allround Championships [12]
One hour *** Erik Jan Kooiman [nl]  Netherlands 43,735.94 m 9 December 2015 Germany Inzell 43.73 km/h (27.17 mph) [13]

Women

Event Name Country Time Date Place Average speed Meeting Ref
500 meters
Progression
Lee Sang-hwa  South Korea 36.36 16 November 2013 United States Salt Lake City 49.50 km/h (30.76 mph) 2013–14 World Cup [16]
500 meters × 2 Heather Richardson  United States 1:14.19 28 December 2013 United States Salt Lake City 48.95 km/h (30.42 mph) 2017 World U.S. Olympic Trials [17]
1000 meters
Progression
Brittany Bowe  United States 1:11.61 9 March 2019 United States Salt Lake City 50.27 km/h (31.24 mph) 2018–19 World Cup Final [18]
1500 meters
Progression
Miho Takagi  Japan 1:49.83 10 March 2019 United States Salt Lake City 49.17 km/h (30.55 mph) 2018–19 World Cup Final [19]
3000 meters
Progression
Martina Sáblíková  Czech Republic 3:52.02 9 March 2019 United States Salt Lake City 46.55 km/h (28.92 mph) 2018–19 World Cup Final [20]
5000 meters
Progression
Natalya Voronina  Russia 6:39.02 15 February 2020 United States Salt Lake City 45.11 km/h (28.03 mph) 2020 World Single Distances Championships [21]
10,000 meters ***
Progression
Martina Sáblíková  Czech Republic 13:48.33 15 March 2007 Canada Calgary 43.46 km/h (27.00 mph) Olympic Oval Finale 2007 [22]
Team sprint
(3 laps)
Femke Kok
Jutta Leerdam
Letitia de Jong
 Netherlands 1:24.02 13 February 2020 United States Salt Lake City 2020 World Single Distances Championships [23]
Team pursuit
(6 laps) **
Progression
Nana Takagi
Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
 Japan 2:50.76 14 February 2020 United States Salt Lake City 49.00 km/h (30.45 mph) 2020 World Single Distances Championships [24]
Sprint combination Nao Kodaira  Japan 146.390 pts 25–26 February 2017 Canada Calgary 2017 World Sprint Championships [25]
Mini combination Joy Beune  Netherlands 153.776 pts 9–10 March 2018 United States Salt Lake City 2018 World Junior Championships [26]
Small combination Cindy Klassen  Canada 154.580 pts 18–19 March 2006 Canada Calgary 2006 World Allround Championships [27]
One hour *** Carien Kleibeuker  Netherlands 40,569.56 m 9 December 2015 Germany Inzell 40.57 km/h (25.21 mph) [28]

Sea-level world bests

Salt Lake City and Calgary, where most of the current world records were set (see above), are at comparatively high altitudes (greater than 1 km above sea level). Performance is better at these high altitudes because the lower oxygen levels are compensated by the reduced air resistance.[29] Skating statisticians therefore record separate lists of "sea-level world bests" for speed skating records that are set at (or close to) sea level, where results in Salt Lake City and Calgary are excluded.

Men

Event Name Country Time Date Place Meeting Ref
500 meters Tatsuya Shinhama  Japan 34.07 8 March 2020 Netherlands Heerenveen 2019–20 World Cup [30]
500 meters × 2 Pavel Kulizhnikov  Russia 68.931 15 February 2015 Netherlands Heerenveen 2015 World Single Distances Championships [31]
1000 meters Pavel Kulizhnikov  Russia 1:07.09 12 January 2020 Netherlands Heerenveen 2020 European Championships [32]
1500 meters Kjeld Nuis  Netherlands 1:43.00 8 March 2020 Netherlands Heerenveen 2019–20 World Cup [33]
3000 meters Sven Kramer  Netherlands 3:37.39 20 December 2019 Netherlands Heerenveen [34]
5000 meters Patrick Roest  Netherlands 6:05.14 24 January 2021 Netherlands Heerenveen 2020–21 World Cup [35]
10000 meters Nils van der Poel  Sweden 12:32.95 14 February 2021 Netherlands Heerenveen 2021 World Single Distances Championships [7]
Team sprint
(3 laps)
Pavel Kulizhnikov
Ruslan Murashov
Viktor Mushtakov
 Russia 1:18.92 10 January 2020 Netherlands Heerenveen 2020 European Championships [36]
Team pursuit
(8 laps)
Håvard Bøkko
Simen Spieler Nilsen
Sverre Lunde Pedersen
 Norway 3:37.08 21 February 2018 South Korea Gangneung 2018 Winter Olympics [37]
Sprint combination Pavel Kulizhnikov  Russia 137.390 pts 23–24 February 2019 Netherlands Heerenveen 2019 World Sprint Championships
Small combination Koen Verweij  Netherlands 148.517 pts 12–13 March 2010 Russia Moscow 2010 World Junior Championships [38]
Big combination Sven Kramer  Netherlands 147.567 pts 7–8 February 2009 Norway Hamar 2009 World Allround Championships [39]

Women

Event Name Country Time Date Place Meeting Ref
500 meters Nao Kodaira  Japan 36.94 18 February 2018 South Korea Gangneung 2018 Winter Olympics [40]
500 meters × 2 Femke Kok  Netherlands 74.44 27 December 2020 Netherlands Heerenveen Dutch Qualification Tournament [41]
1000 meters Jutta Leerdam  Netherlands 1:13.15 31 October 2021 Netherlands Heerenveen 2022 Dutch Single Distances Championships [42]
1500 meters Miho Takagi  Japan 1:52.78 13 February 2021 Japan Nagano 2020/2021 All Japan Selected Nagano Tournament [43]
3000 meters Irene Schouten  Netherlands 3:54.59 30 October 2021 Netherlands Heerenveen 2022 Dutch Single Distances Championships [44]
5000 meters Martina Sáblíková  Czech Republic 6:44.85 9 February 2019 Germany Inzell 2019 World Single Distances Championships [45]
Team sprint
(3 laps)
Olga Fatkulina
Angelina Golikova
Daria Kachanova
 Russia 1:26.17 10 January 2020 Netherlands Heerenveen 2020 European Championships [46]
Team pursuit
(6 laps)
Ayano Sato
Miho Takagi
Nana Takagi
 Japan 2:53.89 21 February 2018 South Korea Gangneung 2018 Winter Olympics [47]
Sprint combination Miho Takagi  Japan 148.870 pts 28–29 February 2020 Norway Hamar 2020 World Sprint Championships [48]
Mini combination Cindy Klassen  Canada 157.950 pts 15–17 November 2002 Germany Erfurt 2002–03 World Cup [49]
Small combination Ireen Wüst  Netherlands 158.615 pts 22–23 March 2014 Netherlands Heerenveen 2014 World Allround Championships [50]

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