For all remaining Olympic hopefuls on the U.S. long-track speedskating team, the moment of truth arrives this week. Olympic qualification races will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the Utah Olympic Oval.

Tickets to the event are $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12 and senior citizens. Racing begins Tuesday at noon.

Four American racers already have qualified for the team, thanks to their strong performances in international World Cup competition this season. On the men's side, Casey Fitzrandolph qualified in both the 500 and 1,000 meter distances, and Derek Parra qualified for the 1,500 meter team.

Both are considered strong contenders for Olympic medals. Fitzrandolph trains in Canada with his good friend Jeremy Wotherspoon, who happens to be the world record holder and the odds-on favorite for a gold medal. Parra has completed the transition from world-championship in-line skating to the ice, and has started winning consistently.

For the women, two-time Olympic medalist Chris Witty qualified in the 1,000 meters, as did '98 Olympian Jennifer Rodriguez. Rodriguez also qualified in the 1,500 meter distance. Witty won a silver medal in Nagano in the 1,000 meters and a bronze in the 1,500 meters. Rodriguez finished fourth in Nagano in the 3,000 meters.

While both short and long-track speedskating qualification races will be held on the same days, they will not conflict. Short-track races will be held in the mornings, with long-track in the afternoons.