Buffalo Speedskating membership is open to skaters of all ages and abilities, from those just learning to skate to experienced speedskaters. Our growing club is open 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 you reach your individual goals and potential.
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.
Click the calendar gold to see the day's schedule.
For more info go to our practice page
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.
For more information please visit our Learn To Speedskate page.
Summer Training Camps
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.
Off Ice Training Opportunities
Dryland Training is off ice skating specific conditioning. Our free spring and summer programs encompass a wide variety of training techniques, including plyometrics, technique drills, running and stretching.
While our dryland training is short track specific, anyone looking to improve their
fitness will benefit from our programs. You do not need to be a member of the BSC to participate. All you need to do is bring running or cross training shoes, something to drink, a towel to wipe away the sweat, and a desire to work hard and have fun.
For more information please visit our Dryland page.
Buffalo Short Track Championships
We are excited to host the annual Buffalo Short Track Championships. A US Speedskating sanctioned ability meet.
Join us every October for two exciting days of racing. We welcome 150 skaters from throughout the Eastern US and Southern Ontario. Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information please visit our Meet page.
Speedskating in Buffalo? Why yes, and since the early part of the 20th century! Our city and region has a rich ice sport tradition all starting with Speedskating. Check out our history page to learn about how it all began.