This event is sanctioned by Speed Skate Nova Scotia, and hosted by the Nova Scotia Masters Speed Skating Club.

The competition is open to skaters of any age category.  Any skater may participate who is registered as an Ordinary Member of Speed Skating Canada, through a provincial speed skating association, or with another recognized National Speed Skating Sport Federation.

All entries and payments must be received by January 11, 2017.  Late entries will not be accepted.  There can be no refunds in case of cancellation due to weather.

  • Entries with payment by credit card can be completed on this site. 
  • Alternatively, completed entry forms  can be submitted by email to Registrar@NSMasters.ca or by mail to Nova Scotia Masters Speed Skating Club, 5689 Cunard Street Unit 203, Halifax NS B3K 1C7. 
    • Cheques should be made out to Nova Scotia Masters Speed Skating Club. 
    • Email transfers should be made to Registrar@NSMasters.ca.

 Check in 4-6 PM Friday January 20th.  Skaters must have completed waiver forms on file in order to skate.  If not done previously, they can be submitted at check-in.

Events:

FUNdamentals:  100m MS, 200m MS, 300m MS, 400m MS

Learn 2 Train: 100m MS, 200m MS, 300m MS,  and either 800m MS or 3000m MS

Train 2 Train 1:  100m MS, 300m MS, 500m OS,  and either 800m MS or 3000m MS

Train 2 Train 2: 100m OS, 300m MS, 500m OS,  and either 3000m MS or 3000m OS

Special Olympics: 100m MS, 200m MS, 400m MS,  and either 300m MS or 800m MS

Olympic Style Open:  500m OS, 1000m OS, 1500m OS and either 3000m MS, 3000m OS, or 5000m OS*

*with qualifying time of 8:28.60 for 5000m or 5:02.00 for 3000m

Registration Fees

FUNdamentals Closed

Female 8 and under, Male 9 and under

Learn 2 Train Closed

Female 9-11, Male 10-12

Train 2 Train 1 Closed

Female11-12, Male 12-13

Train 2 Train 2 Closed

Female 13-14, Male 14-15

Special Olympics Closed

Athletes registered with Special Olympics Nova Scotia

Olympic Style Open Closed

Junior 14-18, Senior 19+, Master 30+

COMPETITION FORMAT

The Atlantic Long Track Championships will run using an age based single distance format.  Skaters will be grouped within their age category and seeded per distance. In some cases, in consultation with their coach(es), a skater may choose an age category and distances that they deem appropriate for their development.

Mass Start Events:              

Seeding for the 3 shortest distances will be based on available Long Track times from the previous or current season in those distances.  Where no times are available for a particular distance then a reasonable equivalency will be determined from available Long Track and/or Short Track times from the past or current season.  Seeding into the longest distance will be based on results from the 3rd longest distance.

Olympic Style Events:        

The skaters seeding will be the skaters’ performances in the appropriate distances on outdoor ovals during the previous or current seasons. Competitors will be grouped according to best time from the previous or current season per distance, in groups of 4 competitors each. Events will be raced with the highest ranked group racing last.  * Skaters must have a 5000m seed time of 8:28.60 or 3000m time of 5:02.00 to select the 5000m OS race.

SAFETY

Skaters whose KEF factor exceeds the site rating as determined by the referee on the day of racing will be offered an alternative distance in lieu of 500m.

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

Skaters 15 years of age and over should wear equipment compliant with Speed Skating Canada’s rules D3-200 for Long Track Olympic Style Competition. Skaters under 15 years of age should wear equipment compliant with Speed Skating Canada’s rules D3-300 for Long Track Mass Start Competition and D3-301 for Additional Protective Equipment for Participants under 15 Years of Age.

  • Skaters 15 years of age and over (D3-200)
    • Ankle Protection – cut and puncture resistant anklet made of Kevlar or Dyneema.
    • Skate Blades – rear tip of both skater blades shall be rounded to a minimum radius of 1cm.
      (NOTE HOWEVER THAT THOSE SELECTING A MASS START RACE AS THEIR OPTIONAL RACE WILL REQUIRE FULL SAFETY EQUIPMENT AS OUTLINED BELOW FOR THAT RACE.)
  • Skaters under 15 years of age (D3-300 & D3-301)
    • Ankle Protection – cut and puncture resistant anklet made of Kevlar or Dyneema.
    • Eye Protection – shatter resistant glasses held in place with a strap or complete visor.
    • Hand Protection – leather or synthetic glove offering cut or puncture resistance.
    • Shin Protection – hard plastic and puncture resistant full frontal shin coverage.
    • Skate Blades – rear tip of both skater blades shall be rounded to a minimum radius of 1cm.
    • Head Protection – a helmet must be worn.
    • Knee Protection – impact absorbing full frontal knee coverage.
    • Neck Protection – neck protection made of Kevlar, Dyneema, or ballistic nylon.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Cambridge Suites Hotel

 1583 Brunswick Street

 Halifax NS

 1-800-565-1263

 Speed Skate Nova Scotia Rates:

  •  Studio Guestrooms $115
  • 1 Bedroom Suite $135
  • 1 Bedroom Suite/kitchen $160

 All of the rates include complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, complimentary internet access and local calls, discounted overnight heated parking @ $10/night

 Reservations can be made in 2 ways:

  • Call the hotel and ask for the Speed Skate Nova Scotia rate
  • Book onlinr with the Promo/Corporate code - SPEED

Event Schedule

  • January 11 11:59 PM AST - Deadline for registration and payment

  • January 20 7:00 AM AST - Practice ice

  • January 20 4:00 PM AST - Practice ice

  • January 20 4:00 PM AST - Check in

  • January 21 7:00 AM AST - Coaches meeting

  • January 21 7:30 AM AST - First race of the day

  • January 22 7:30 AM AST - First race of the day

Contact Information

Event Location

Emera Oval, Cogswell Street, Halifax, NS, Canada

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