Buffalo Speedskating membership is open to skaters and supporters of all ages and abilities, from those just learning to skate to experienced speedskaters.
Our growing club is available to anyone with the desire to train with, and learn from a great group of skaters. Our coaches and members provide a friendly and supportive environment in which to learn and excel. And most importantly, above all else, we always emphasize fun and safety.
So whether you're skating to compete, or simply for fun and fitness, together we will help
News & Updates
BSC member Fletcher Codd was featured on Japanese TV station BS12's program "Global Vision" The show titled "Racing" profiled Fletcher along with two other athletes. The program was one hour long and all three sports were interspersed throughout the show.
The two links below have been edited to include only Fletcher's segment. While the narration is in Japanese, Fletcher answers questions in English.
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Our regular season runs from September through March at the Riverside ice rink in Buffalo. On Sundays we skate from 1:00pm to 2:20pm, with a coached warm up at noon. On Wednesdays we skate from 7:00pm to 7:50pm.
In addition, friends of Buffalo Speedskating have dedicated Ice at Buffalo State College on Friday mornings from 8:00am to 9:50am. There are no pads, but for an hour and fifty minutes you can skate laps, working on technique, stamina, and straight-a-way development.
Off Ice Training Opportunities
During the spring and summer months, many of our members and friends get together for off ice training. This free Dryland program runs from June through August on Mondays at Chestnut Ridge Park, and on Thursdays at Delaware Park, both nights from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
Beginning in late June join us for a free hour long Track Workout at the Amherst East High School track.Instructed by BSC Level 2 coach - Julie Gehring
Stair Climbing Workouts
From October through May you will find many of us at Furnas Hall on the Amherst UB campus. This free Stair Climbing Workout runs on Monday nights starting at 6:00PM.
Learn To Speedskate
You've seen the U.S. Short Track Speedskating Team in the Olympics. You've seen the grace, the daring and the speed, now it's your turn!
Join us for any 3 sessions, and we'll show you why Short Track is such great fun.
We had the Breakfast Crew from Radio Station, WYRK on the ice. They were great sports, and we all had a lot of fun! Check it out on their website.
Wednesday Practice at Riverside ~ 2017
Some of our newest and hardest working members!
Partnering with Eastern Regional Camps, we host two yearly summer camps. A six day camp designed for competitive Junior skaters, ages 12 to 21, and a weekend masters camp suitable for all skaters over 21.
Buffalo Short Track Championships
We are excited to host the
annual Buffalo Short Track
Join us every October for two exciting days of racing. Admission is free and open to the public.
North American Virtual Short Track Masters TT Challenge
Partnering with Milton Speed Skating we offer a unique competitive opportunity for Master skaters in the U.S. and Canada - The North American Virtual Short Track Masters TT Challenge.
The virtual meet gives masters an opportunity to compete without the cost and difficulty of traveling to a physical meet. This allows athletes to see how their times compare to those throughout the U.S. and Canada, while competing on an individual level and for their clubs. For complete info click here.