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Address: North Park Stree, Halifax North Common, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 490-2347
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Go for a Whirl

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Loren154976
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I can't skate but it's been nice watching my husband teach my two kids to skate. Free rental of skates and helmets is great. Places to sit down and warm up. Good way to spend an hour or two and it's free

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very happy to have gone when I could skate. Now I CANOT have a bad hip. The kids still go and I watch them enjoy. So amazing for anyone an free. Lots of fun. And they will supply the skates if you want to go on the ice. Free.

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The oval is a very fun time whether your taking kids, a date, friends or going yourself. No cost whatsoever to get in (have to pay for drinks and food) which makes it even better. Its very central, so you are close to Downtown, Citadel Hill and Quinpool Rd. In the summertime, it converts to a running/rollerskating track. It can... More 

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Canada
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37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I love the whole idea of this, if your skating in the winter or walking/running in the summer. It is great spot anytime of the year to enjoy the outdoors. It is no cost to use oval or washrooms but they have a charge for snacks and drinks. Also keep in mind if there in the winter it can be... More 

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