Sign in: Friday, October 18, 6:00pm - 8:30pm (times are tentative)
Practice ice: Friday, October 18, 7:00pm - 8:50pm (schedule TBD)
Warm-ups: Saturday beginning at 7:00am and Sunday at 6:30am (schedule TBD)
Racing: Saturday, October 19, 8:30am - 5:00pm (times are tentative)
Sunday, October 20, 8:00am - 2:00pm (times are tentative)
Award Ceremony: Immediately following the conclusion of racing on Sunday.
Online general registration opens at - TBD
Registration cost - TBD
Heartland Open - (For skaters ages 12 and older (as of 7/1/19) who meet the qualifying time standard of 1:48.0 for men and 1:58.0 for women in the 1000 meters. The time standard must be from a sanctioned short track meet, from July 1, 2018 or latter)
The format of the Meet is a two round progression, one Heat and a final. The number of finals are based on the number of skaters in the Heats. First place of each Heat goes to the A final, then seeded by times.
The Super Events are based on overall points. All athletes will skate in a Super, (A, B, C...) for their longest distance.
Heartland Racing Series
We are proud to part of the Heartland Racing Series.
A season-long circuit ofshort track speed skating open class races to develop passion and skills for racing. Click here for additional information on the series.
The Heartland Challenge Cup. Skaters racing in the HRS will represent either the North East Short Track Series (NEST) or Heartland (HRS). The challenge will take place in Buffalo. The Challenge Cup will go to the team with the most points from the meet. All clubs east of Buffalo will be on one team, all clubs west of Buffalo will be on the other.
Special Equipment is our exclusive on-site vendor for all of your equipment needs. If you're looking to make a purchase or have equipment problems, Special Equipment will be there for you!
We are excited to host the 6th annual Buffalo Short Track Championships! The event is a US Speedskating sanctioned ability meet held on an Olympic size rink. We look forward to once again hosting skaters from both the US and Canada.