|Women's 1500 metres|
at the XV Olympic Winter Games
|Competitors||28 from 13 nations|
|World record||Karin Kania (GDR)||1:59.30||Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union||22 March 1986|
|Olympic record||Karin Kania (GDR)||2:03.42||Sarajevo, Yugoslavia||9 February 1984|
The following new World and Olympic records were set during the competition.
|27 February||Andrea Ehrig||East Germany||2:01.49||OR|
|27 February||Karin Kania||East Germany||2:00.82||OR|
|27 February||Yvonne van Gennip||Netherlands||2:00.68||OR|
Constanze Moser-Scandolo was about to start for the East German team when she had to pull out due to injury; she won the World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women in the following year.
The following are the results of the competitors:
- "Calgary 1988 Official Report" (PDF). XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. 1988. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- "Speed Skating at the 1988 Calgary Winter Games: Women's 1,500 metres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
- "1500m Speed Skating Ladies World Record Progression". International Skating Union. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
- "1500m Speed Skating Ladies Olympic Record Progression". International Skating Union. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
- Kluge, Volker (2004). Das große Lexikon der DDR-Sportler: Die 1000 erfolgreichsten und populärsten Sportlerinnen und Sportler aus der DDR, ihre Erfolge, Medaillen und Biographien [The big lexicon of the GDR athletes: The 1000 most successful and popular athletes from the GDR, their successes, medals and biographies.] (in German) (2 ed.). Berlin: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf Verlag. pp. 393f. ISBN 3-89602-538-4.