Photo Credit: Dave Draper

The Extreme Ice Fliers have done it, they have set the Guinness World Record for speed skating; the officials are now reviewing the record to make it official!


Johannesburg, South Africa (18 October 2021) – The Extreme Ice Fliers attempted to set a Guinness World Record this weekend and they did it! Now the team wait for the officials to confirm the record.

A group of talented skaters from all walks of life participated in the World Record attempt this past Sunday, the 17th of October 2021. Dave Draper explained that he was signed off to attempt the record last year; however, many members of the Northgate Speed Skating Club were under the age of 16, meaning they couldn’t take part. He reached out to the Evolution on Ice Skating School and Wolves Ice Hockey Club to help attempt this record.

The Extreme Ice Fliers gave it their best to set the record which the Guinness World Record team set as 23km in 60 minutes. That worked out to around 210 laps.

The skaters went above and beyond to set this record, reaching 24,4km in 60 minutes!

“Although it is still unofficial, as we are in the process of getting the record verified by Guinness, we managed to skate 24.4kms in 1 hour last night. The benchmark for this new Guinness World Record was 23kms, given by Guinness.” – Dave Draper

The event was live-streamed but if you missed it, you can take a look below.

Sources: Dave Draper – Supplied
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