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Saturday & Sunday - October 16 - 17, 2021

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


Date - TBD

150 Skaters maximum

Cost - TBD

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Racing - Saturday & Sunday - October 16 - 17, 2021

Practice Ice - Friday evening - October 15

October, 2021

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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



BSC Competition Chair - Kim Lipa

Meet Director: Doug Lippa

Assistant Meet Director - Alan Jay

For additional information contact:

Doug Lippa-

Phone: 585-352-9191

Kim Lipa -

Phone: - 716-359-7653


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 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.


Sponsorship Oppprtunities

Be part of the fastest event on ice in Buffalo!

Contact Doug Lippa at:

or Kim Lipa at

To our 2019 sponsors., thank you for your support!

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Past Year's Meets

2014 through 2019 - Photos, results and more.

Check it out!

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Williamsville, NY 14221



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