December 1st update

Hello HRSSC Families,
We hope this finds everyone in good spirits and keeping busy close to home together.   
I thought I would send out the Covid PreScreening form in case you were thinking “Hmmm,  there’s something I should be doing, what is it?”    Just kidding.   😉We do very much appreciate how cooperative, supportive, and patient everyone has been with our protocols this season and helping to get our skaters and coaches back out on the ice.   ❄️👍🏻
Currently, our short track season is on hold for the next two weeks with no practices on 1 December and 8 December.   Tuesday 15 December is scheduled as our last practice of the season and we will plan accordingly.We will share any updates that become available from Public Health, Sport NS, and SMC.  
We continue to work on planning our winter season, including our Long Track programming at the Halifax Oval.  HRM is currently still on track (For the pun lovers out there!) to open in mid-December, weather and ice conditions permitting, along with public health regulations at that time.  Speed skating ice times have been reserved through SSNS, and we will provide details once available.
In the meantime, we are considering zoom dryland sessions for our membership to keep everyone connected and active, especially after working so hard together on the ice this fall.There are a few more details to confirm along with receiving feedback from you as to whether you would like your skater to participate. 
Sessions would still take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week, and tentative times are as follows (subject to change).  

  • Fundamentals 6:30-7:00pm – Stretches and Active Time with Coach Phoebe (online support, Anne) 
  • Intermediate Short Blades&Long Blades 6:40-7:25pm – Dryland program – Advanced Group Coaching Team (2 youth) (online support, Paula)
  • Advanced 7:35-8:35pm – Dryland program – Coach TBC (online support, Cassie)

Please let us know if you/your skater would be interested in participating, and we welcome any suggestions or questions.
We will miss seeing everyone at the arena this week but are hopeful we will be back on the ice again soon.
Take Care,Your HRSSC Team