I suppose you can look at the fastest skater competition and calculate it yourself, but of course that would only give you their average speed. Figure that they travel about 550 feet during the competition. 1 Mile = 5,280 feet. The Average time is about 14 seconds.
Yeah, that sounds right. I'm pretty sure the fastest laps were like 13.28 or something like that, putting it up to about 28mph, and I heard that speed skaters move about 35mph or something like that. I guess in a dead sprint a guy like Bure would clock faster, but for lap time, I guess that's pretty accurate sounding.
You gotta figure that these guys are FAST. I mean I'm pretty sure that I can run/sprint around 15mph maybe slightly faster, so say skates give me a slight boost, I can maybe hit close to 20mph on a dead sprint for a short period.
These guys are in ridiculously good shape with fantastic skating form. I mean you're talking about a lap around the whole rink. Where corners slow you down and the like, so your top speed will be a bit less. Going from the Ozone faceoff circle to Dzone faceoff circle is probably talking about close to 30mph with these guys.
Sick part is the fact that they can probably skate at a normal puck handling pace as fast as I can probably sprint on skates.
When I was 15, I was on a rollerhockey team and our coach had a radar gun. SO he had us do a half lap around the rink and he clocked our speeds. On rollerblades I hit 19. I'm 21 how and I'm pretty sure just by judging the speeds while I'm driving around my neighborhood that I could probably max out at 25. But that's if I have a long straight. I would think on the ice the players can get up to around 30 at the max. Probably a straight skating speed of 15-20