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Emera Oval

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Address: North Park Stree, Halifax North Common, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: 490-2347
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HOT SPOT IN THE WINTER

I was born and raised in the northend of Halifax,and the Halifax Commons was a very big part of my childhood....Now thank's to The city of Halifax i can enjoy the Commons... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Wayne M
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Dartmouth, Canada
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Dartmouth, Canada
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free skating? Yes please. I come here alone a lot or with my boyfriend. Early morning skates are the best, especially during the week. Late skates and weekend skates get very crowded and busy which I don't like. The reason I give it 3 stars are because the staff are somewhat lazy and don't enforce rules like they should. Too... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was born and raised in the northend of Halifax,and the Halifax Commons was a very big part of my childhood....Now thank's to The city of Halifax i can enjoy the Commons again....Great ice ...Oweeeee the BeaverTails....Free skates .Helmet's.....and the ice attentend's are very nice ...What a way to spend a beautiful winter's day in Halifax.. WAYNE .M.

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Thank Wayne M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

In winter the skates are free to rent. Novices and experts alike can enjoy the oval. In summer it is open for summer roller blading, bicycling, and walking/jogging. There are roller blade and bicycle rentals free of charge in summer also.

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Thank Stephen H
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

very good local,very enjoyable,good for all family fun,get to meet people there,winter fun as well as summer activities.

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Thank Blainegray160
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108 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Go for a skate. It's free and they have free rentals. It gets very busy on the weekends, so be prepared to skate at a medium pace.

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Shag Harbour
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It's an awesome place to skate. It's free with a warm place to get your skates on. It even has skating aides for kids to use. Only problem is getting on and off the ice. There's no rails to hold on to. My MIL fell getting off and really hurt her wrist. Just take your time getting on and off

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Thank Jennifer S
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Great spot for a fun afternoon. FREE SKATES! Families, couples, friends, food trucks; such a cool place to visit. Atmosphere is unique, it's a nice outdoor venue. Never feels crowded. You can leave your stuff and not worry about it going missing while you skate. A must do if you're in Halifax during the deep winter. It gets slushy on... More 

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Thank RealRater
Hammonds Plains,NS
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

It never really feels crowded. I have my own skates but they will provide them for you with a picture id...they even had sledges to use as well. Located right in the middle of the city....can you say FUN...with participation saluting you

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Thank hali-in-cuba64
Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Sunny but brisk day in the middle of the winter for a skate on the oval. Made it around a couple of times. Surface was a bit cut up from frequent skaters but it was very enjoyable.

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Thank Carol G
Shelburne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

No time to skate today but just had to stop for a moment to enjoy this treasure in the middle of the city. The people were loving the skating and the vendors were doing well. There were smiles all around. The facility has a new building to keep warm and a place where you can rent skates as well.

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