Saturday & Sunday - October 16 - 17, 2021
US Speedskating sanctioned ability meet held on an Olympic size rink.
Date - TBD
150 Skaters maximum
Cost - TBD
Racing - Saturday & Sunday - October 16 - 17, 2021
Practice Ice - Friday evening - October 15
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.
Heartland Open - (For skaters ages 12 and older as of 7/1/21) 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)
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
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.
Past Year's Meets
2014 through 2019 - Photos, results and more.
2020 Meet Information
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to hold the scheduled October 2020 meet. We greatly missed hosting the expected 150 American and Canadian athletes, along with their coaches, families, and supporters.
We look forward the anticipated 2021-22 racing season and to once again kicking it off with one of the first meets of the season.
The Northtown Center at Amherst
1615 Amherst Manor Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221