Buffalo Short Track Championships

















Meet Director: Doug Lippa


For additional information contact Doug - doug_lippa@hotmail.com

Phone: 585-352-9191


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The Northtown Center at Amherst

(formerly known as The Pepsi Center)


1615 Amherst Manor Drive

Williamsville, NY 14221



2019 Dates & Times


Saturday, October 19 and Sunday October 20.


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







Partner Hotel


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 of short 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.

Meet Services

Special Equipment


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2018 Meet Information




Alan Jay



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SpeediCast live streamed the 2018 Buffalo Short Track Championships. Friends and family can go back and watch each and every race while listening to Gordon Cepuran expertly announce all the action.


Gordon has also posted past Championships to his YouTube channel. Athletes and their fans can watch all the action and excitement whenever and wherever they want.


YouTube Channel - youtube.com/channel/UCZzHR3NYLZB5RljCGobzAxQ

Facebook - facebook.com/speedicast




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.


97 photos courtesy of Raymond Lin form the Potomac Speedskating club.

Each division will skate 4 distances with their longest distance a super final.

Ability - Skaters will be grouped according to their seed time, with
consideration being given to the age of skaters in each group. Divisions may be mixed gender depending on the division.

Skaters can choose to register in either the ability division, or if they meet the qualifying standards, the Heartland Open.