Practice ice: Friday, October 19, 7:00pm - 8:50pm (schedule TBD)
Warm-ups: Saturday and Sunday, 6:30am - 7:40am (schedule TBD)
Racing: Saturday, October 20, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 21, 8:00am - 2:00pm
Award Ceremony: Immediately following the conclusion of racing on Sunday.
Online general registration opens at
9:00am on September 1st.
Registration cost - $85 (No additional cost
for Friday night practice ice)
Novice - (6 years & under)
Junior F - (7 & 8 years)
Junior E - (9 & 10 years)
Junior D - (11 & 12 years)
Junior C - (13 & 14 years)
Junior B - (15 & 16 years)
Junior A - (17 & 18 years)
Seniors - (19 to 29 years)
Masters 1 - (30 to 49 years)
Masters 2 - (50 years and up)
Heartland Open - (For skaters ages 12 and older (as of 7/1/18) 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, 2017 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.
Events (not run in order) (tentative)
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.
New this season: 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 for the inaugural event. 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!
Novice ---------- Junior F --------- Junior E --------- Junior D --------- Junior C --------- Junior B --------- Junior A --------- Seniors ---------- Masters 1 ------- Masters 2 ------- Heartland Open -
111M / 222M / 333M / Super 500M 111M / 222M / 333M / Super 500M 222M / 333M / 500M / Super 777M 333M / 500M / 777M / Super 1000M 500M / 777M / 1000M / Super 1500M 500M / 777M / 1000M / Super 1500M 500M / 777M / 1000M / Super 1500M 500M / 777M / 1000M / Super 1500M 500M / 777M / 1000M / Super 1500M 500M / 777M / 1000M / Super 1500M 500M / 777M / 1000M / Super 1500M
SpeediCast will be live streaming the 2018 Buffalo Short Track Championships. Friends and family can watch each and every race in real time and listen to Gordon Cepuran expertly announce all the action.
Gordon has posted past Championships to his YouTube channel. Athletes and their fans can watch all the action and excitement whenever and wherever they want.