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Address: North Park Stree, Halifax North Common, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 490-2347
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Fun, free skating in the winter. Other family events in the summer. Also used for charity walks, etc Excellent family adventure

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Halifax Region, Canada

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Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fun, free skating in the winter. Other family events in the summer. Also used for charity walks, etc Excellent family adventure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The oval is a great place for families in the winter. You can rent equipment for free (bring ID). There is small food and washrooms. My little guy learned to skate here. You can get the schedule on the HRM website and they update it when weather cancels skating. Great activity for winter!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This location is closed most of the year so if you are around and the weather is good for skating its a must to try. Quite a few people go there so prepare to meet a crowd.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Love the opportunity to skate outdoors. You must dress properly as the Commons is an open air area and the breeze can be chilly. The skates are free to borrow with ID and there are small food vendors and washroom facilities.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Love the Oval--brings out the best in the community--fun, fresh air, a happy active ambiance accessible to all. Free skate & helmet rentals, lots of first aid people there to assist the falling/fallen, and best of all, flawless ice that you don't have to worry about falling through. The Oval is also large enough to avoid the guinea-pig effect of... More 

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Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We came here with our grandkids. I haven't been on skates in 20 years and wondered if I could even stand up. It wasn't long until I was gliding a around hanging on To my husband .it is a perfect family day. So happy we have it in our city. They even lend skates and helmets for free

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

we and a fun time but would plan on skating at the beginning of a public skate as opposed to the end. too much snow and skate rutts

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Halifax
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Amazing outdoor space. Needs permanent building for lacing up. Free rentals (borrowings?) of skates and helmets make this venue accessible for most.

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Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to enjoy an outdoor activity in the winter! and it's free!!! Benches available for changing into your skates. Skate and helmet rental available if needed.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The oval is an amazing place for families, teens, adults to go and strap on a pair of skates and enjoy. Perfect for tourists as well because you can rent the skates right on the spot. Of course the enjoyment of the oval is weather dependent the city does an amazing job of keeping it in great working order.Great spot... More 

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Address: Address: North Park Stree, Halifax North Common, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 490-2347
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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