December 10th update

HRSSC is hosting a “You Can Do That Here” Open House to promote our club and the sport of speed skating.   Sunday 29 December 2019  1:45pm – 3:15pm at the BMO Centre, Hammonds Plains.    Keep an eye out for more details and a poster to distribute to local spots and via your social media networks.   We would love to demonstrate our sport and club with our skaters in their gear doing some demos and drills with visitors during this free open skate.   There will also be some opportunities to “blend in” with the Public Skate times in the week leading up to the Open House to set up our information table.  Dates and times to follow soon.

Our Long Track season is coming together and the crew at the Oval is working hard to kick off the season on Sunday 15 December.   Your HRSSC membership includes coached sessions on the Oval on Wednesdays and Fridays 4-6pm, and Saturday mornings 9-10am, along with Sunday Morning races and full weekend competitions.   Full details coming soon via email and on our webpage.

On this note, SSNS is hosting the Atlantic Long Track Championships on 25-26 January 2020.   This event is traditionally very well attended by HRSSC members, and SSNS is committed to keeping it accessible to all of our members.   And yes, there will be a call-out for volunteer officials on the weekend of the event (you know you want to!), we are also being asked to support the organizing committee with a couple of volunteers.   All proceeds from the event go to cover the costs of hosting but also to support SSNS efforts to fund our skaters and programs.   This year, there are a couple long time SSNS members mentoring in the event coordinating role and we are hoping to have the participating clubs represented in the volunteer team taking on the specific tasks to make this event happen  – ie. a core team of volunteers and couple of tasks each.  If your skater is participating, and a returning participant, please consider lending some of your time and skills to get the Atlantic LT Championship up and running (well, skating that is). Once again – you know you want to!!  Please check in with Paula at aparruda.ns@icloud.com.   Thank You!!  You will be showered with appreciation and good cheer from the speed skating community.   

Registration for the Atlantic Long Track Camp 27-29 December 2019 is still open at https://www.landonedgeskating.ca/longtrackcamp   Details and draft schedule available.

Celebrating our skaters!!  We would like to update the photos on display on our monitor in our lobby and we will be adding a photo gallery to our webpage along with social media updates.   If you are comfortable sending along photos you may have from any of our meets and practices, and signed the photo release during registration, please send them along to the HRSSC email at hfxspeedskating@gmail.com.   
Also, for those interested in the closed HRSSC Parents’ FB group page, the link is:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/993331854203828/
Thanks and see you at the rink at our regular times.