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Emera Oval

North Park Stree, Halifax North Common, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
490-2347
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Ranked #17 of 79 Attractions in Halifax
Type: Sports Complexes, Parks
Most recent review
- Sep 28, 2014
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Canada
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

large outside skating rink. free to all, including skate rentals. very popular with all ages. refreshments and washrooms are available

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Malang, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The camp program combines SkateSim sessions, sprinting sessions, and on and off ice technical sessions. Additional classes and meeting sessions include equipment set-up and maintenance, mental training, and sport nutrition.

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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A great family skating facility with equipment available at no charge. Have yet to try roller blading but it is allowed and I intend to try it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you want to skate in the open fresh air this is the place to go in Halifax. The surface is great quality and the safety factor is top rate.

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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Been trying to get to try the oval all winter and finally made it out today on the very last day of the season. Will definitely go back next season, What a gem!!

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Kingston, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A great addition to the downtown area. Fantastic for all ages and with free access and rentals, a perfect healthy activity for anyone. Helpful staff and a great surface. It appears rather "unfinished " in terms of infrastructure. It has great potential for expansion and is certainly a great draw.

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Halifax, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

To see the throngs of people using the oval in all four seasons is nothing short of wondrous. School children arrive by the bus loads and all can get on the ice surface as there is plenty of room for all. It's really great to see and you can actually hear the ice rumble as hundreds skate around the oval.... More

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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Amazing FRRE skating arena, with a wonderful beaver tale store ! Even the skates a free, and there're a website tat informs when the park is closed due climatics !

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Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

A public outdoor skating arena is a brilliant use of public space. Great ice, plenty of room, skaters observed skating etiquette, within walking distance of coffee shops and restaurants. Well lit. Maybe skate rentals? I was traveling and borrowed a pair from a friend.

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