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Ice Sledge Racing

Ice sledge racing a winter sport in which contestants use a lightweight sledge with skating blades underneath and propel themselves using two poles held in the hands. There are races for men and women over 100m, 500m, 700m1000m and 1500m. It is contested on a 400m (1,300 ft) circumference speed skating rink.

The sport is primarily for athletes with physical disabilities to the legs, though in the Netherlands the sport is still actively practised by athletes with and without disabilities.

The original sleds used for racing were made of wood. Nowadays, they are often made of aluminum or iron. Sleds used for racing are of a different design to those for ice sled hockey.

Ice sledge racing was a Paralympic sport between 1980-1988 and 1994-1998.

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