2020 Heiden Challenge

  • 29 Feb 2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • 01 Mar 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating Oval


  • For Canadian individual skater entries--please email us for the code.
  • For Lake Placid Speed Skating Club Members.

1st Annual Heiden Challenge

Saturday February 29, 2020 – 

Sunday March 1, 2020

Olympic Speed Skating Oval
Lake Placid, NY

An event honoring Eric Heiden, 1980 five-time Winter Olympic Gold Medalist. Skate the same distances he skated on the historic Lake Placid Olympic Speed Skating oval!

Due to the larger distances and the limited time available, we will not offer races for skaters under age 13. 

Entry Fee - $80


Saturday: 8 am - 12 pm 

  AND     3 pm - 6 pm 

Sunday: 8 am - 12 pm 

Overall male and female winners will be awarded for first, second and third place.


Women 500 - 1,000 - 1,500 - 3,000 - 5,000*

*Only the top four skaters in the 3,000 will qualify for the 5,000. 

Men 500 - 1,000 - 1,500 - 5,000 - 10,000*

*Only the top four skaters in the 5000 will qualify for the 10,000.

Time Standards  

Women's Times 

 Distances  D2 Times  HC Times
 500M  49.00  56.35
 1000M  01:37  01:58
 1500M  02:30  03:05
 3000M  05:10  05:50

Men's Times

 Distances  D2 Times  HC Times
 500M  45.00  52.00
 1000M  01:29  01:50
 1500M  02:15  02:47
 5000M  08:10  09:32

Times were adapted from the D2 times in the AmCup series in which the times were calculated to be 15% slower than those times to allow more racers to qualify. Skaters need only meet ONE distance time standard to qualify for the meet.

The 5,000 and 10,000 will function as a "final" for the top four women in the 3,000 and the top four men in the 5,000. Those who meet at least one of the time standards above for entry will have the opportunity to skate the following distances: 500-1000-1500-3000 (women); 500-1000-1500-5000 (men). 

This race is sanctioned by US Speedskating. 

Initial seeding will be based upon www.speedskatingresults.com of most recent results since July 1, 2019.

Categories may skate together at the discretion of the race director.

The meet director can truncate the competition distances due to weather or time considerations. All efforts will be made to complete competition distances in their entirety.

Please email lpspeedsk8@gmail.com for more information.

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