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Indoor Turf Ultimate 5's *NEW*


Turf sports are returning to HSSC this fall!  We are proud to be in partnership with the East Coast Varsity Dome which is bringing 3 premiere turf fields to the region.  

HSSC Indoor Turf Ultimate Leagues are played on Monday evenings, co-ed and a recreational skill division!

Join us today and let's make this season, one to remember!




Fall 2019 Details: 

Start/end dates

Monday:  Starts Monday, September 16 and ends Monday, December 16.

# of weeks

12 weeks (10 regular season games + 2 weeks of playoffs) 

Estimated game times

Rotating start times of 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm and 10:00pm

Game length is 55 minutes. 

Note: Every effort is made to equalize the start time and game locations across the league.


Team registration: $905+ HST. 

After checkout, send your teammates roster invites through the website (under "My Team" player list) so they can accept the waiver and access the schedule and standings once it is posted.   

Individual registration: $140+ HST. 

You will be placed on a roster of individuals by end of day Tuesday, September 10. For ease of communication with our office, teams must select a captain and co-captain on our website to represent your individuals team.

Bye dates

Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving)
Monday, November 11 (Remembrance Day)

Team package pick-up

Meet the HSSC office staff while picking up your team newsletter, key tags and equipment!  If you have any questions about your league, schedule, etc. we’ll be ready to answer them!


Where? Metro Self Storage (2618 Clifton Street, Halifax).  


  • Saturday, September 14 from 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday, September 15 from 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Monday, September 16 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Your team newsletter includes detailed information about the league and your HSSC key tags provide you with excellent deals from our HSSC Partners.

*Please select one person per team to pick-up your team package.


Individual registrants: After Tuesday, September 10, we ask individual players contact their teammates through our website (you can log in, click on "My Team", then "Player List") to confirm who will be responsible for picking up your equipment & team package.


See "Sport Info" tab for equipment requirements for your league.

Individual team rosters will be posted online by midnight Tuesday, September 10.

Schedules will be posted online by end of day Friday, September 13.


Ready to Play?? Great! Decide on your night of the week & skill level from the grid below!

Looking to play with a friend or two? Don't worry! You'll be telling us after you've registered and paid!

Skill Level Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Recreational :

- Click the skill description for more info!
- Prices listed are before taxes
- Review the Refund Policy
- After the posted registration deadline, late fees will apply.

Is the class/league/night/skill division you are interested in sold out?
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to and we will add you to the wait list! We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

How to request to play with a friend or two

Sport Info

What you need to know about Turf Ultimate 5's:

# of players on field

5 players (minimum 2 males and 2 females).

Suggested roster/individuals roster size

7-10 players.


Teams are required to bring a frisbee to every game.  

A refundable deposit is required and payable with credit card, cheque or through the website during online registration.  For more information on when you can pick-up equipment please CLICK HERE

Additional league information

All teams receive:

  • An HSSC key tag which gives you access to discounts and deals from our amazing sponsors and partners around town! 
  • An invitation to the HSSC end of season party and a chance to win amazing prizes on-site! An event NOT to be missed!

Winning teams in each pool and division will receive:

  • A personalized team trophy
  • HSSC champion team t-shirts!



Download the full rules here: HSSC_Turf_Ultimate_5s_Indoor_Rules.pdf

Sport & Social Club General Rules

Score & Spirit Point Reporting

  • Game Scores (account for 75% of total points): Team captains are responsible for reporting the scores after your game by logging into your player profile and clicking on ‘My Team’ tab and selecting ‘Report Score/Spirit Points’.  Teams have a 48 hour window to report scores after the completion of the game.  Please be timely with your score reporting so league standings can remain updated for playoff positioning.
  • Spirit Points (account for 25% of total points): Spirit points are awarded to a team from their opponent after each game to encourage sportsmanship, honesty, integrity and fair play.  For more information and how to properly award spirit points, please see our section ‘All About Spirit Points’.


  • Players can view league standings & schedules by logging into your player profile and clicking on ‘Standings/Schedule’.

Player Eligibility

  • All players must be added to the team roster by the team captain.  This process confirms that all players have electronically agreed (checked the box) to our policies and online waiver.
  • Substitute players are allowed, however they must be added to the roster (check the online waiver).  Adding a substitute player from another team in the same league is allowed, however, regular/consistent use of a substitute player in the same league is considered unsportsmanlike and not encouraged.
  • For a player to be eligible for a playoff game, the following criteria must be met or the team will default the game:
    • Be on the SSC online team roster.
    • Play a minimum of two regular season games in a 6-10 week season, or three regular season games in an 11-14 week season.
    • Play for only one team per league/pool in playoff games.  If a player plays for two teams, the second game will be defaulted.


  • A default will occur if a team cannot field a squad by 15 minutes after the official start time.  If a team does not meet the standard eligibility requirements, team captains must confirm the outcome prior to starting the game.  Captains may agree to waive the rules regarding minimum players.  IF IT IS AGREED THAT THE GAME COUNTS, IT COUNTS!  In the event there is a default dispute and the game was played, the SSC ruling is that the game counts.
  • In the event of inclement weather, follow the sport specific instruction below.  To view our general SSC foul weather policy click here.

Rough Play & Player Conduct

  • It is recognized that incidental contact between players is inevitable – however, all players should go out of their way to avoid creating unsafe play.
  • Any unsportsmanlike conduct may result in immediate expulsion from the league.  This includes, physical or rough play, verbal abuse, damage to facility property and/or loss of facility permit.  Fighting will result in immediate expulsion from the league.  To view our Unsportsmanlike Conduct policy click here. 
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages, use of drugs and smoking at your game site before, during, or after your game is strictly prohibited.  Offenders will be asked to leave the league without refund. No Exceptions. 

Game Coordinator (GC) On-site SSC Staff

  • A GC presence is dependent on sport, season, and/or facility locations.  They are not referees, as all games are self-officiated.  They are on-site to be a neutral supporter of both teams, clarify rules, manage equipment, start/stop games, and to inform players of league news.
  • Game Coordinators may stop a game before the full time has expired due to overly aggressive play, persistent unsportsmanlike conduct or a general violation of the rules of the game.

SSC Official Indoor Turf Ultimate – Coed 5-on-5

Game Length

  • Games are 55 minutes in length without a halftime break.
  • Games start and end according to your online SSC schedule. 
  • If games start late, games must finish at the scheduled time (e.g. 6:15pm-6:55pm).

Equipment (Mandatory)

  • Teams are required to bring one official Ultimate Frisbee and 5 pylons to every game.  A $25 refundable deposit is required, payable through online registration, cash or cheque.
  • Teams should bring both light & dark coloured t-shirts to help distinguish opponents.

Players on court and gender ratio.

  • Teams are comprised of 5 players on the field.  Teams must play with a minimum of 2 males and 2 females on the field at all times. FOR INDY TEAMS EVERY ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE TO ROSTER 3 + FEMALES.  A team can play with a minimum of 4 people, as long as the gender requirements are met. 
  • Captains may agree to waive the rules regarding minimum players and gender ratio before the game starts.


  • Ultimate, often called Ultimate Frisbee, is a non-contact team sport played with a flying disc. The objective of the game is to score points by passing the disc into the opposing end zone, similar to American football.

Game & Court Setup

  • Team captains should meet before the start of the game to set-up end zones with the required pylons (8-10 paces deep) 24 paces (legitimately), go over field lines and confirm rules.  In most instances, these lines will already be obvious on the field.
  • Teams are responsible for keeping score & time.  The timekeeper should announce when time has expired, at which point the game is over - regardless of where the disc is. In other words, you do not finish the current point - the game ends when the time has expired.
  • To start the game, teams should decide who gets first possession by flipping the disc.
  • It is our hope that more experienced teams will assist in the promotion and clarification of the spirit of the game and the rules. If a team or person in unclear on something, explain it to them to enhance the Ultimate experience and not to put them at a disadvantage. This will ensure that all games that are played are heading to a higher and more enjoyable level.

General Game Rules

In general, SSC plays by official USA Ultimate 11th edition rules , for example:

  • Foot blocks, pick and screens are not permitted and are considered fouls.
  • When defending the thrower, the defensive player will count 10 stalls.
  • When lining up to make or receive the pull, do so on the front line of the end zone. If the disc hits the ceiling and/or out of bounds area on the pull, the disc is put back into play at the closest point on the playing field. 
  • If the disc hits the ceiling or and out of bounds area during regular play, it is a turnover. 
  • The disc may travel out of bounds and return in bounds and still be played, as long as it has not contacted anything in the out of bounds areas.
  • Zone defense is permitted, though man-to-man defense is most common with SSC ultimate leagues.
  • Teams may call a one (1) minute time-out if needed, except in the final 10 minutes of play.
  • A game can end in a tie during the regular season (ties are not allowed in playoffs, see below).
  • No metal cleats allowed.

Spirit of the Game

  • ·         Ultimate relies upon a spirit of sportsmanship that places the responsibility for fair play on the player. Highly competitive play is encouraged, but never at the expense of mutual respect among competitors, adherence to the agreed upon rules, or the basic joy of play. Protection of these vital elements serves to eliminate unsportsmanlike conduct from the Ultimate field. Such actions as taunting opposing players, dangerous aggression, belligerent intimidation, intentional infractions, or other 'win-at-all-costs' behavior are contrary to the Spirit of the Game and must be avoided by all players.

Violations & Making Calls

  • The offending player should call their own infractions, however any players involved with the infraction can also make a call.  When a foul is called, play must stop immediately.
  • Players not on the field at the time of the incident cannot make a call.


  • A game can end in a tie during the regular season. In the playoffs when regulation time has expired, the current point should be played out until a team scores. If this point results in the score being tied, one more point is to be played in order to break the tie.
  • Playoff games should only be 50 minutes in length in anticipation of needing the extra time to settle a tie.
  • Team Playoff Position:  Ties in the standings will be broken first on head-to-head play. If there are more than 2 teams that are tied, all the teams must have played each other in order for the results to go to head-to-head. Otherwise, least points against, then +/-, then most points for will determine the placement in that order. *Note* - SSC will update team playoff positioning once all scores have been submitted, do not assume the time/location of your playoff game until team names have been posted on the schedule. 


Remember… Always have fun!


Games will be played at the *BRAND NEW* East Coast Varsity Dome (Woodside/Dartmouth).