January 2nd update

Happy New Year to all!
Thank you to all that have helped and/or participated in the open house over the holidays.  It’s a great way to introduce people to the sport.  Special thanks to Paula for all of her efforts on this.
I’ve seen a few of our skaters sporting their snappy new hoodies.  They look great!  Thanks again to Anne for organizing the purchase and I’m looking forward to the toques.
A reminder that there is no practice tonight at SMC!
For those that are registered for dryland training, the dates below are the ongoing scheduled sessions thus far:

  • January 4, 11, 18  
  • February 1, 8, 22

The oval is open and conditions are great. Please read the information below.

Upcoming Coached Sessions at the Oval:Friday 3 January 2020 – HRSSC Coached Session 5-6pm
Saturday 4 January 2020 – HRSSC Coached Session 9-10am*HRSSC Coached Sessions continue Wednesdays and Fridays 5-6pm and Saturdays 9-10am for the 2020 Oval season beginning the week of 6 January (until- mid March 2020)

Additional Coached Sessions:

Morning coached sessions will be held from 7-8:15am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays for older skaters in Group A/B.   Skaters and coaches to coordinate specific mornings. 
Please check in with Head Coach Jonathan for details.
Early bird younger skaters are welcome to attend after checking in with the coaches to confirm that practice is set to go along with an appropriate skater/coach ratio.  

Open Speed Skating times on the Oval:

Any member of SSC/SSNS is able to skate during the designated Open Speed Skate times on the Oval as long as speed skates are worn, and after checking in with HRSSC coaches or board reps to review Oval Safety Track Awareness and Shared Lane Use.   During Public Skate/Speed Skate times, SSNS speed skates are available for rental for free with government id. from the HRM rental counter.  

The 2019-20 HRM Schedule is as follows:
Sundays
9:00am-10:30am Speed Skate
Tuesdays
7:00am-9:30am Speed Skate/Public Skate
4:00pm-6:00pm Speed Skate
Wednesdays
7:00am – 8:30am Speed Skate
8:30am – 9:30am Speed Skate/Public Skate
4:00pm – 6:00pm  Speed Skate
Thursdays
7:00am – 9:30am  Speed Skate/Public Skate       
Fridays
7:00am – 8:30am   Speed Skate
8:30am – 9:30am Speed Skate/Public Skate
4:00pm – 6:00pm Speed Skate
Saturdays
8:30am – 11:00am Speed Skate

***Please always check the HRM Oval site  https://www.halifax.ca/recreation/facilities-fields/emera-oval  before heading to the Oval for updates regarding any closures or changes to the schedule.   We will also try to post them on our webpage, FB, and Twitter feed.
Special event and competition dates to follow. I will happily answer any questions based on past events and experiences – as will other members within HRSSC so ask away: Paula aparruda.ns@icloud.com  So mark your calendars and I hope to see you out on the Oval this season!!!

Wishes for a peaceful holiday season.  Happy Skating,HRSSC