Saturday & Sunday - October 16 - 17, 2021

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

Covid-19 Statement:

Working with the Northtown Center, and following state, local, CDC, and USS guidelines, we will take every reasonable precaution, and make any procedural changes we feel necessary to conduct a safe, competitive, and fun Meet. Current Covid procedures will be available at the time of registration, and participants will be provided with the most up to date procedures prior to the Meet.

Registration & Race Participats

Date/Time - Registration opens on Wednesday, September 1st at 9:00am EST

Maximum number of skaters - 150

Cost - $100.00

Format

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.

 

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Family, friends, and supporters can purchase an ad in our 2021 Meet program. This is an excellent way to make the program extra special for your skater and club, or as an advertising tool for your business or organization. Each skater will receive a copy, and additional programs will be available at the meet.

Schedule

Practice Ice - 7:00pm Friday evening - October 15th

 

Racing - Saturday, October,16th - Warm-ups start at 7:00am, Racing from 8:30am to approximately 4:00pm

Sunday, October 17th Warm-ups start at 7:00am, Racing from 8:30am to approximately 1:30pm. Awards ceremony immediately following the conclusion of racing.

 

Divisions

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 7/1/21 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 later.

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. All skaters 10 and under will skate on an 85M track.

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

 

Events

Divisions/Groups    Tentative Events (not run in order)

 

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

 

Ability

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

Blizzards ——————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

 

Novice

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

Information

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

 

For additional information contact:

Henry Withers - Henry@buffalospeedskating.org

Phone - 315-440-6764

Alan Jay - Alan@buffalospeedskating.org

Phone: - 716-553-7661

 

 

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.

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Heartland Racing Series

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 Oppprtunities

Be part of the fastest event

on ice in Buffalo!

Contact :

Kim Lipa

Competition Chair

klipa716@gmail.com

 

Carol Putman

Fundraising Chair

gleeput@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

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Partner Hotels

Hampton Inn Buffalo - Amherst

1601 Amherst Manor Dr.

Amherst, New York 14221

Group Rate - $129 per night

Last date to make a reservation - October, 1st

Distance to rink - Located onsite at the Northtown Center,

4 minute walk to the rink.

Book your group rate

Buffalo Marriott Niagara

1340 Millersport Highway

Amherst, New York 14221

Group Rate - $109 per night

Last date to make a reservation - October, 1st

Distance to rink - 1 mile

Book your group rate

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Past Year's Meets

2014 through 2019 - Photos, results and more.

Check it out!

Location

The Northtown Center at Amherst

 

1615 Amherst Manor Drive

Williamsville, NY 14221

716-631-7555

 

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