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Emera Oval

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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GREAT fun

Amazing public gardens with great amenities. Skating in winter + cycling in summer. Love it is free... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
HotelLover71
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Dartmouth, Canada
Great skating park

Nice size skating area, well kept and maintained . The price is right (FREE). Skates , pads and... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
ironworker752
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Halifax Nova scotia
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Amazing public gardens with great amenities. Skating in winter + cycling in summer. Love it is free to locals!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HotelLover71
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Nice size skating area, well kept and maintained . The price is right (FREE). Skates , pads and helmets are also free to use.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ironworker752
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

What a great place to go to in summer or winter. Actually, any season. There’s always a team, or a few teams, playing different sports all around. And you can just sit, relax and watch. The Emera Oval is great to roller blade and it’s...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mishka01
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We walked through The Commons most days from our rented house and were amazed at how good the provision of sporting areas was for the lucky Haligonians. The oval was always busy at weekend or evening with roller skaters or cyclists or runners. Elsewhere were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nigel J
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Lovely community park in which this sight is located, contains mutliple ball fields, courts, etc. The oval is okay for roller blading, but it is obviously much better for ice-skating in the winter. Not much going on in the warmer months.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barry H
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Nice convenient place for ice skating. I had a nice Saturday afternoon outing with my children. Would recommend.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank joperk199
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Yesterday,my wife and I took our grandson roller skating at Emera's outside,large,safe and no-cost Oval.All my wife needed was to show her driver's license to receive high quality roller blades for our grandson to put on.He went around 16 times and immensely enjoyed the experience....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

We had a bird's eye view from the hill outside the Citadel to watch the Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team-The SkyHawks gracefully land in the middle of the Emera Oval. With only some red puffs of smoke as a guide, the parachute team flung themselves...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TravelBugMississauga
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Nice to see good utilization of this venue. Infrequently the "city" provides a site that can be used by a variety of people. Skating in the winter, walking, rollerblading, bicycling in the summer. Free admission and free rental on a variety of items.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Excellent For Those that cannot enjoy a rink,as they rent skates an you can enjoy or learn to skate on ice outside,Great for Families,an Schools,also RollerBlading in summer as well,an large field close by for relaxing an picnics.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank True_Highlander
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Extraordinary641144
November 12, 2018|
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Response from Loncolnmorris | Reviewed this property |
According to the Emera Oval website,it is closed on the weekend of Nov.17 and 18 in preparation of the Winter season. I reccomend checking the website for up to date information.
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elpaisano61
February 28, 2018|
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Response from 496ph | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have stakes and skaking aids for individuals learning to skate or working on improving their skills.
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Nathalie329
February 19, 2018|
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Response from MFamilyTraveller | Reviewed this property |
Yes, at no cost. They only require government issued ID to be kept only while you borrow their equipment.
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