Icebyks and skaters use the same facilities and benefit from the same type of ice conditions. Inevitably people want to know ‘which is faster’? check out the graphic for the answer. The best skaters are (currently..) faster than the best icebykers. But it is much easier to get up to speed with only a limited amount of experience on an icebyk.
This is one of the reasons why the icebyk is ideal for one off events (like open days) and attracting new people to ice sports. Virtually anyone can enjoy cruising over ice at a reasonable speed within minutes of arrival at the ice venue!
(speed in km/h, average over 2 laps of a 400m ice oval)