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Address: North Park Stree, Halifax North Common, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 490-2347
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Great Option for a Little Exercise in the City

A lovely spot to be outdoors and get some physical activity. Skates available for free rental. Beavertails Pastries close by. Nice wide skating areas. Also free for use are things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Halifax, NS, Canada

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Halifax, NS, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A lovely spot to be outdoors and get some physical activity. Skates available for free rental. Beavertails Pastries close by. Nice wide skating areas. Also free for use are things for beginners to use to lean on while skating. Such a great addition to Halifax.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Oval is a winter time Halifax attraction. A great spot for the family to skate in a publicly maintained open air facility. A Halifax highlight!

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Take the kids, take the grandparents, take anyone you can and get to this free venue. All equipment is free, but bring a piece of ID. Skate to your hearts content in the wonderful winter months. But hey…. summer has its benefits too, rollerblade, bike, run. The evening is lovely with a colourful well lit plaza. Have fun!

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Bring the proper winter wear, Bring a loved one...and let out your inner 8year old....skating is great...leisurely and fun to be out and about...it can be bitter cold as it is wide open for the wind to kiss your bones....best to have a coffee date after the skate to warm up....great for singles, couples and families....

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Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went as a family on Valentine's Day. Excellent supervision. Great music, even had a big screen for the hockey game on TV. Very few places that have entertainment and excersize space to go for free, and they even have skates to loan😀

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

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 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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