Buffalo Short Track Championships

















Meet Director: Doug Lippa


For additional information contact Doug - doug_lippa@hotmail.com

Phone: 585-352-9191


Sponsorship Opportunities!

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ice in Buffalo! contact Doug Lippa at: doug_lippa@hotmail.com

or Kim Lipa at klipa716@gmail.com










The Northtown Center at Amherst

(formerly known as The Pepsi Center)


1615 Amherst Manor Drive

Williamsville, NY 14221



2020 Dates & Times





Online Registration - cost TBD


150 skaters maximum











Partner Hotels


Heartland Open - (For skaters ages 12 and older (as of 7/1/20) 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, 2019 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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2019 Meet Information




Alan Jay



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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.


Novice - (first year skater), This division is for skaters in their first year, and new to racing.

We are excited to host the annual Buffalo Short Track Championships!


Additional information on the 2020 meet will be

available soon.


Divisions/Groups    Events (not run in order)


Heartland ————— 500M / 777M / 1000M / Super 1500M



Bills ———————— 500M / 777M / 1000M / Super 1500M

Sabres ——————– 333M / 500M / 777M / Super 1000M

Bisons ——————–-333M / 500M / 777M / Super 1000M

Wings ——————— 333M / 500M / 777M / Super 1000M

Blizzards ——————333M / 500M / 777M / Super 1000M

Southtowns ———— 222M / 333M / 500M / Super 777M

Northtowns———–— 222M / 333M / 500M / Super 777M

Niagara ——————  500M / 777M / 1000M / Super 1500M



Bulls ——————–—-111M / 333M / 500M / Super 777M

Bandits ———–——— 111M / 222M / 333M / Super 500M