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Emera Oval

North Park Stree, Halifax North Common, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
490-2347
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Ranked #15 of 73 attractions in Halifax
Type: Sports Complexes, Parks
Most recent review
- Apr 29, 2014
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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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Kitchener, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I recently visited and stayed with some friends in Halifax and they took us skating at The Oval. It is a great public facility that the city maintains. Nice length and not so busy that you get into people's way. Benches to change from boots to skates and some portapotties too.

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Halifax, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Whether you have your own skates or need to rent on site, skating on the oval is a great way to spend a couple of hours. Music is playing, venders sell hot chocolate and snacks. Skating is free! The ice is always well maintained.

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