Speed skaters (IMAGE) Universiteit van Amsterdam Caption Ireen Wüst, Renate Groenewold and Jorien Voorhuis competing in 2009. A team pursuit race can damage the skating rink considerably – but does the ice heal itself? Image via Wikipedia (adrian8_8) CC-BY-2.0. Credit Image via Wikipedia (adrian8_8) CC-BY-2.0. Usage Restrictions No restrictions. License Public Domain Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.