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.
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.
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
Female 8 and under, Male 9 and under
Female 9-11, Male 10-12
Female11-12, Male 12-13
Female 13-14, Male 14-15
Athletes registered with Special Olympics Nova Scotia
Junior 14-18, Senior 19+, Master 30+
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.
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.
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.
Cambridge Suites Hotel
1583 Brunswick Street
Speed Skate Nova Scotia Rates:
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:
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
Nova Scotia Masters Speed Skating Club