It's the most simple of contests, mimicked on schoolyards across the country on a daily basis. Except now it's set on a larger stage during NHL All-Star Weekend: The race to see who's fastest.
In the NHL, by far the fastest of the major four North American professional sports, these races reach blinding speed at the NHL's Skills Competition.
When this contest was established, the format was that players skate the full 552-foot perimeter of the ice surface, fastest time wins.
In modern times, players go 1-on-1, simultaneously racing around a perimeter about half the size of a full lap around the rink.
The winner of the 1-on-1 then does a subsequent full lap, where they attempt to break the contest's all-time record, currently held by Dylan Larkin of the Detroit Red Wings.