Emera Oval

Emera Oval, Halifax: Hours, Address, Emera Oval Reviews: 4.5/5

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7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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newf1946
Halifax, Canada64 contributions
Jun 2020
This is a great free outdoor skating area that makes its own ice. It is part of a large historical Commons. Great for walking in the city, also amateur sports on parts of it in the summer. Very close to the Historic Citadel and the downtown of Halifax.
Written July 6, 2020
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B R
Halifax, Canada56 contributions
Feb 2020
Just bring your government ID and you can borrow skates for you and your family or friends for free. One of the best things the city could have provided. If you're looking for a cheap and fun winter activity, this is it. Just check the schedule online before you go, they close it every few hours to perform maintenance.
Written February 10, 2020
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Potter477
Halifax, Canada239 contributions
Mar 2016 • Family
What a great place for everyone. You can get skating equipment in the winter and skateboard equipment in the summer all free of charge. What a great way to spent a summer or winter afternoon.
Written December 17, 2016
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Mort S
Bedford, Canada364 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
We were here on a Sunday afternoon in mid January and had a grand time. Yes, the space was crowded but not enough to critique it in any way. Great for kids, parents and grandparents alike. What an absolute gem! Thank you EMERA for your wonderful community involvement!
Written January 16, 2019
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SunsetChaser1
Dartmouth, Canada171 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Amazing public gardens with great amenities. Skating in winter + cycling in summer. Love it is free to locals!
Written November 1, 2018
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ironworker752
Halifax Nova scotia32 contributions
Jan 2018
Nice size skating area, well kept and maintained . The price is right (FREE).
Skates , pads and helmets are also free to use.
Written October 15, 2018
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Mike K
Halifax, Canada92 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
The Emera Oval is a good place for family and friends to meet and get some good exercise. It gets busy on the weekends, especially if the sun is out. Be prepared to go slow and expect the ice surface to build up rather quickly. There is lots of room outdoors for changing your skates and it should be considered safe to leave your boots under the benches. If you are able to go on weekdays, you should find more room and better ice surface. Good activity for everyone.
Written January 17, 2019
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Nigel J
St Helens, UK83 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 fields for baseball and/ or football ( US/ Canadian style, not soccer!) and a splendid skateboard park.There was a magnificent fountain, whose spray was very welcome in the heatwave we were undergoing! All in all, I was in equal measure envious and nary at the paucity of provision provided by my home council fathers! Well done!!
Written September 18, 2018
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Morris Givner
Halifax, Canada111 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
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. There were HRM guides and volunteers to help skaters who were unsteady,children of all ages,some from organized urban camps and some with their parents.All economic classes were to be seen.There were also scooders,standard and tandem bicycles all available for responsible use at no cost. The attending staff were all helpful and pleasant. The toilets were clean and there were benches in the sun and shade.My wife returned the skates and helmet and her driver's license was also returned.My grandson wants to return to this wonderful Oval as soon as possible.
Written July 10, 2018
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JDTravelhome
Canada676 contributions
Feb 2014 • Family
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 cold so plan for it because it is a wide open space
Written September 28, 2014
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