Program and membership information / Speed Skate Rentals / frequently asked questions

Program and membership information

Registration with Speed Skating Canada and Speed Skating Nova Scotia is required for all club members and is included in membership fees. SSC and SSNS fees are payable only once during the season and will be deducted from fees shown if already paid for the current season. If you require membership in SSC/SSNS at a level not included in our program registrations, please contact the Registrar.

Please note that helmets are mandatory for arena programs, and are recommended for skating on the oval. 

Provided that they are wearing speed skates, members can skate during any scheduled speed skating ice time on the oval except when the ice is reserved for competitions or special events.  Check the Emera Oval Calendar for current schedule.


Registration for memberships/programs  is available now through the IceReg system  at the button below

Please note that NSMSSC Recreational Club Athlete membership is included in the fee for the coached programs.


  • Skates during designated speed skate times at the Emera Oval
  • Includes club membership benefits of NSMSSC
  • May compete in Club and SSNS sanctioned speed skate racing events


  •  Skates during designated speed skate times at the Emera Oval
  • Includes club membership benefits of NSMSSC
  • May compete in Club, SSNS and select SSC sanctioned speed skate racing events

Skaters should contact the registrar if a National Athlete membership is required


  • Contributes as a coach, official, volunteer
  • Does not participate as a skating member
  • Contact the registrar about this registration


  • NSMSSC club membership is included at SSC/SSNC Recreational Club Athlete level 
  • This program is for skaters who want to further develop their speed skating skills.
  • Program will focus on speed skating skills, fitness, and race preparation.
    • one hour sessions beginning January 10th , two sessions per week
    • Weekly workout schedules
    • Registration is limited in this program
  • NSMSSC club membership is included at SSC/SSNS Recreational Club Athlete level 
  • Program will introduce speed skating skills to adult skaters.
    • Three one hour weeklysessions beginning January 6th 
    • Registration is limited in this program

* Fees shown will be subject to a handling fee by the registration supplier

Training programs listed above are presented for the NSMSSC by Landonedge Skating.  Todd Landon, ChPC, has over 20 years experience in designing and implementing speed skating training sessions.  Many of our club members have participated in Todd's programs in past years and were very satisfied with the professionalism and individual attention that Todd demonstrated.

Skate Rentals

The Nova Scotia Masters Speed Skating Club has a small inventory of speed skates available for seasonal rental to members in good standing of the club and for use at the Emera Oval.  

The NSMSSC Skate Rental Program is a service provided by the club to help skaters get started at a reasonable cost and for member use in club programs at the Emera Oval. Once the skater is advanced enough to use intermediate or top-of-the-line equipment, they should consider purchasing their own skates, either new or through the second-hand market.

Contact the club registrar to make arrangements for fitting and rentals.

Conditions of rental:
  • Renter must be a club member in good standing.
  • Skate rental fees are to be paid for in full before removing skates from the club.
  • Skaters must care for skates (sharpening, cleaning, laces, etc.) according to generally accepted procedures prescribed by the club. A club sharpening kit will be available for use at the oval to sharpen skates. SPEED SKATES MUST NEVER BE SHARPENED WITH MACHINERY. See the attached blade maintenance guidelines.
  • Skaters must accept responsibility for any loss or damage beyond normal wear and make good such damages.
  • NSMSSC reserves the right to ask for the return of the skates at any time for short duration club activities such as Intro to Speed Skating or Open Houses.
  • The rental fee is $100 for the season (December-March).  The rental fee includes hard guards, which must be worn whenever walking off-ice, and soft guards (soakers) which are used for transportation and storage.
  • A $150.00 deposit will be charged with rentaland returned when all skates, guards, and soakers are returned at the end of the season (by April 15). At that time skates should be clean, sharpened and contain proper laces.

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What is "masters" speed skating?

Technically, Masters is an age grouping for competition, which is open to speed skaters aged 30 and older.  But for practical purposes, it refers to speed skating for adults of any age.

Do I have to have been a competitive speed skater to get involved in masters speed skating?

No, masters speed skating is open to adults of all ages and abilities, even if you have never been involved in speed skating before.  It is a fun and social way to stay fit, and if you're interested in competition, that is available too.

Do I have to have speed skates to participate?

If you would like to skate on the oval during the speed skating ice time, you have to be wearing speed skates.  However, if you do not have your own, there are speed skates available in the oval skate rental inventory.  The club also rents speed skates to members on a seasonal basis.

What is involved in joining the club?

If you just want to skate on the oval, you can obtain a Club Athlete Membership.  This includes your membership in Speed Skating Canada and Speed Skating Nova Scotia.  The club also offers instruction in speed skating through a number of coached programs.


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