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Heartland Racing Series Event #1

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US Speedskating sanctioned ability meet held on an Olympic size rink.

Saturday & Sunday - October 15 - 16, 2022

2022 Registration

Date - TBD

150 Skaters maximum

Cost - TBD

Racing: Saturday & Sunday - October 15 - 16

Practice Ice: Friday evening - October 14


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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.



This is an Ability Meet. Skaters will be grouped according to their seed time, with consideration being given to the age of skaters in each group. With the exception of Heartland, divisions may be mixed gender.


Heartland Open - skaters ages 12 and older as of 7/1/22 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 may be from a sanctioned short track meet, from July 1, 2021. There will be two groups, Heartland A and Heartland B. The two groups will be roughly split 50/50 based on times.

Ability - Skaters younger than 12 years old will compete in the Ability Division. Skaters ages 12 and older who do not meet the Heartland qualifying time standard will also compete in the Ability Division. Consideration will be given to the age of skaters in each group. Skaters 10 and younger may skate on an 85M track. The determination will be made based on a time standard

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



Divisions/Groups    Tentative Events (not run in order)


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



Niagara ——————  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


Southtowns - 10 & Under 85M Track

2 lap / 3 Lap / 4 Lap / Super 7 Lap

Northtowns - 10 & Under 85M Track

1 lap / 2 Lap / 3 Lap / Super 4.5 Lap



Bulls 11 & over 111M Track

111M  / 222M / 333M / Super 500M

Bandits 10 & under 85M Track

1 lap / 2 Lap / 3 Lap / Super 4.5 Lap

Blizzards 10 & under 85M Track

1 lap / 2 Lap / 3 Lap / Super 4.5 Lap

Past Year's Meets

2014 through 2020 - Photos, results, and more.

Check it out!


2021 Meet Information


Photos - Raymond Lin (Potomac Speedskating Club)


Photos - Alan Jay (Buffalo Speedskating Club)

Meet Program


Short Track Speed Skating Live


Program Information / Heat Assignments / Race Results


Heartland Racing Series Event #1

We are proud to be 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.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Be part of the fastest event on ice in Buffalo!

Contact :

Kim Lipa

Competition Chair




Carol Putman

Fundraising Chair



To our 2021 sponsors, thank you for your support!

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BSC President - Doug Lippa
BSC Competition Chair - Kim Lipa
Meet Director - Henry Withers

Assistant Meet Director - Alan Jay

For additional information contact:

Henry Withers - Henry@buffalospeedskating.org

Phone - 315-440-6764



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Williamsville, NY 14221