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2024 Land of Lincoln Short Track Championships / Heartland Series #6 / 2024 Midwest Masters Challenge

  • March 02, 2024
  • 11:30 AM
  • March 03, 2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • University of Illinois Ice Arena (406 E. Armory Street)
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2024 Land of Lincoln Short Track Championships / Heartland Series #6 / 2024 Midwest Masters Challenge

Meet Information




11:45 am -12:30 pm


Warm Ups

12:30-1:10 pm

7:00-7:40 am


1:30-7:00 pm

8:00 am-12:00 pm


Novice Class B 

 Class A

 Tiny Tot (Under 7)


 Pee Wee (7 to 8)

 Pee Wee (7 to 8)

 Pony (9 to 10)

Junior E (9 to 10)

 Midget (11 to 12)

Junior D (11 to 12)

 Open B (13 to 16)

Junior C (13 to 14)

 Senior B (16+)

Open A (15+)

Heartland Racing Series (12+)


Masters (30-34) **

Masters (35-39) **

  Masters (40-44) **
  Masters (45-49) **
  Masters (50-54) **
  Masters (55-59) **
  Masters (60+) **

Land of Lincoln Format:  Both novice class B & class A skaters will race throughout Saturday and Sunday.  Racing will follow the “all points” format.  The longest distance will serve as a tiebreaker.  Heats and finals will be run for all skaters.  The class A super finals for the longest race are based on points awarded in the prior races.  The Meet Director may choose to combine groups, omit your group, or completely run the meet as an ability meet based on the breakdown and separation of skaters and groups. This includes moving you to a novice group or to an A group. 

Heartland Racing Series (HRS) Format:  This series will be run in conjunction with Land of Lincoln. In order to qualify to skate in the HRS, a skater must be age 12 or older as of 7/1/23, and have achieved a 1000m seed time, within the last year, of 1:48 for men, 1:58 for ladies. Other regulations governing HRS participation are contained on the last pages of this registration form and the HRS Facebook page  Please note that the HRS is open to any qualified skater nationwide or from other countries who wish to participate in this series.

2024 Masters Challenge: This inaugural event will also run in conjunction with the Land of Lincoln.  This is a IMSSC recognized event and all events will follow AGN format.   The Masters Challenge will award in age categories above.  Heats and Finals will be mixed, but all age groups will be awarded separately, by 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for Male and Female. 

Awards (Land of Lincoln and HRS):  Skaters must race all distances to qualify for an overall award or Fastest 500 award unless injured or ill.  There will be trophies for 1st through 3rd places overall with in each age division including HRS and Masters.  Ribbons will also be given for overall 1st through 6th places for all Class B and Class A Pee Wee through Junior D categories.   Everyone will get a participation ribbon.  Additionally, the fastest 500-meter time will receive the Chile Blair Award for the women and the Bill Markland Award for the men.  The fastest 500-meter time in the Masters Challenge for both Male and Female divisions will receive the inaugural, Headmaster Fastest 500 award.  

Fun and Relay Races: Time permitting; there may be a 2000m fun race for Midget and Pony.  Again, time permitting, there may be an additional 333 and a 3000m relay race for Juvenile and older divisions.  Relay teams will include four skaters, and all are encouraged to join a team.

Meet Directors:  Randy Sears / Ryan Hastings

Travel Plans:  Visit

                      There is no official Land of Lincoln hotel.

                      Parking information: Campus Parking Map

Private Sales Policy: University of Illinois facility policy prohibits private sales during Land of Lincoln in the Ice Arena.  Land of Lincoln apparel is the only sales table approved by University of Illinois facility policy.  To avoid restrictions on future LOL apparel sales, please do not set up a private sales table during the event.

Parents and coaches, please make sure you look over your skaters on the skater list prior to Tuesday, February 27, 2024.  You can check the skater list and event online.  Please email for any changes. Please make change requests no later than Tuesday, February 27, 2024.  Change requests made after Tuesday afternoon will not be possible due to meet software.  Please ask your coaches before you register to be sure you place your skater in the correct group.

Entry deadline:  All entries must be received by Monday, February 26, 2024.  There is absolutely no day-of-meet registration

Entry Fee for 2 days of racing:

     All Classes: $75

     Family Cap: 2 skaters


2024 LOL Apparel:  You may pre-order a t-shirt for $15 with your registration; we will also have a small supply for sale at the meet.

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