Oval Meltdown

Weather forecast looks great for Sunday morning: -2 to -6 degrees, sunny, not too windy. Schedule and racing groups are posted here. Please note that races start at 7:45am, which is 15 minutes earlier than originally scheduled; however, warmup for skaters still takes place at 7:30am. At the end of racing, join us across Cogswell St. at the Pavillion for the Icy Slice Pizza Party and Awards.


Hosted by The Speedy Kids Oval Program Society

Date: Saturday February 16th – Sunday February 17th, 2019

Location: The Oval, 5775 Cogswell St, Halifax, NS

Meet Coordinator: Lisa Gannett — speedykidsovalprogram@gmail.com

Sanction: Speed Skate Nova Scotia – Regional Sanction

Safety: The Oval Meltdown is a developmental competition. A minimum of Level 2 crash protection will be provided. Any additional crash protection will depend on the weather cooperating to furnish snowbanks on the corners. It will be at the Chief Referee’s discretion whether skaters with KEF values of 0.55 and over are permitted to participate in the sprint races.

Mandatory equipment: For skaters 15 years of age and over, equipment shall conform to D3-200 for Olympic Style racing and to D3-300 for Mass Start racing. For skaters under 15 years of age, equipment shall conform to D3-300 and D3-301 for both Olympic Style and Mass Start racing.


Saturday schedule – version 2

Sunday schedule

Mass Start Racing:

dsc_2660.jpgPursuit and Relay Racing:


Olympic Style Sprint Racing:

dsc_3899.jpgLong Distance Racing:


Photo credits: Patricia Lee

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