Important Dates for the 2018-2019 Long Track Oval Season
Coached Sessions:
Saturday 15 December 2018 – scheduled Opening Day at the Halifax Oval – weather permitting – 9-10am Coached Speed Skating Session
Wednesday 19 December 2018 – HRSSC Coached Session 5-6pm  (continuing on Wednesdays)
Friday 21 December  2018 – HRSSC Coached Session 5-6pm  (continuing on Fridays)
Saturday 22 December 2018 – HRSSC Coached Session 9-10am  (continuing on Saturdays)
Sunday 23 December 2018 – Wednesday 2 January 2019 – to be confirmed
….HRSSC Coached Sessions continue Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays into 2019 Oval season (January – mid March 2019)
Additional Coached Sessions:
Morning coached sessions will be held from 7-8am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays for older skaters in Group A/B and those practicing to reach Selection Criteria in Age Eligible National Competitions (Canadian Age Class Long Track – CACLT: Female 11-14yrs; Male 12-15yrs.    Canada Winter Games – CWG – LT – Female & Male – 14 – 19/20yrs – more details to follow separately, and any questions can be directed to Jonathan, Head Coach.)
Please check in with Jonathan and Cassidy 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.  
Special Events – Save the Date!
Sunday Morning Race Series –  starting Sunday 6 January 2019 to late February  9-10:30 am  (some start times will be 7am; some Sundays may be other weekend events)
12-13 January 2019 (Sat-Sun):  7:00am-10:30 (or 11am) – CWG Selection Competition (opportunities for practice and racing for non-CWG candidates will be available)
26-27 January 2019 (Sat-Sun): 7:00am-1:00pm – Atlantic Long Track Championships 
16-17 February 2019 (Sat-Sun): 7:00am-1:00pm – Fourth Annual Oval Meltdown
Additional event dates to follow:   NS Masters SSC sponsored events  Polar Vortex and Marathon Series
The events listed aim to accomodate all skater levels and ages and HRSSC skaters are welcome to participate.
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 2018-19 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  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.