September Open House

Hello HRSSC families,

Just in time to think cool thoughts after our most recent heat wave, a speed skating update.   With the support of Speed Skate Nova Scotia and Sport Nova Scotia,HRSSC has the opportunity to host an Open House on Saturday 8 September 2018 from 11:30 -1:00pm at our rink (Smith’s Arena) in St. Margaret’s Centre.   We hope to reach out to the wider community and introduce our great sport and club with demos and drills  with our skaters (and fine coaches) along with information about our speed skating season.   Registration takes place the following week so rounding up some new members would be great and simply sharing our sport  is always great fun.
What can you do to join in and help make this a great success?   Well, lucky you, a few opportunities are coming your way!!
  • Please help spread the word – online!!!, flyers, and word of mouth to friends, neighbours, co-workers, friends of neighbours and co-workers, letter carriers, gas station attendant, library clerk…you get the idea.
I will attach the poster notice below.   Important note!!  When you post this on your social media, please add a note:  Limited speed skates available.  Please bring along skates (rec, hockey, figure), helmets, and gloves.   We will have volunteers to assist in giving participants a chance to try on speed skates for at least part of the session but our inventory does have its limits so we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fit everyone with skates so it will be important to have one’s own skates available.  
  • Did someone say volunteers?   Please let us know at if you are available to volunteer at this event and if how you would like to assist with the group – on/off ice, skate fitting, info table?    
  • And of course, our skaters!   Let us know if your skater can attend and would like to participate.   We will send along a follow-up note regarding skate fitting prior to the event, so an earlier arrival will most likely be part of the morning.
Let us know if you can participate, and if you have any questions.   
On behalf of the HRSSC Exec and Promotions Committee
P.S.   If you can not join along this time around – worry not!!  There is one more Open House being planned and hopefully, the next date will suit your family schedule.   With Thanks to Speed Skate Nova Scotia and Sport Nova Scotia for supporting this series of Open Houses across the province and providing the media poster (and additional notices coming soon)!  Wohoo!!