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Address: North Park Stree, Halifax North Common, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number:
490-2347
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A family New Year's tradition

The oval in Halifax is one of our family's winter favourites. We don't live in Halifax, but we always come there for New Year's eve/day and make a visit, weather permitting to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 3, 2017
MJB62
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Amherst, Canada
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Amherst, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

The oval in Halifax is one of our family's winter favourites. We don't live in Halifax, but we always come there for New Year's eve/day and make a visit, weather permitting to the skating oval. Skates and helmets are free to "rent" and the monitors who staff the place are helpful and pleasant. The surface is groomed regularly, and a... More 

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Carleton Place, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

I think every city should have this. It was such a sight to see all the people and families enjoying themselves by biking or skating. I am so glad that the city kept this. Its obviously a much loved and well used place.

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Thank Cambria2014
Halifax, Canada
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118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

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.

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Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

There is nothing more I love than driving along The Halifax Commons and seeing people walking along, carrying their skates on the way to The Oval. I also love skating there too! An outdoor skating rink in the middle of our beautiful city. If you are visiting Halifax and you don't have skates, don't worry, The Oval has a huge... More 

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Thank Anne Louise D
Halifax, Canada
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44 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The kids love ging there to skate in winter months. I have heard that they are doing skate board other time of the year ,but I didn't see it myself

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Guysborough, Canada
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This has to be the best place in Halifax for families. The staff was beyond friendly and helpful. The equipment was in good shape and enough for everyone. It included free use of roller skates, inline skates, helmets, elbow, knee and wrist pads, scooters, two wheel bicyles, trikes for kids and adults, fun little wheely carts, skateboards....and the best part... More 

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Thank beaverblue
Nova Scotia
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251 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Great place to take a stroll in the summer. The new building looks good. Good location in Central Halifax.

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Yarmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We loved the Emera Oval so much that we skated there at the beginning of the day, and then went back again before we left the city at the end. Free roller skates! Super fun. Helmets and wrist guards, etc, also provided. We plan to come back in the winter to enjoy the ice. Every city should have one of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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144 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

We go on a winter vacation to somewhere in Canada every year and we always love to find outdoor places to skate. The Oval is great! I have my own skates, but you can rent skates for free. Admission is free too. It was pretty crowded when we were there but its large enough so that there is still plenty... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Such a great and easily accessible spot to try skating, roller blading, skateboarding and cycling! The kids tried everything they could with full equipment and I got to enjoy roller skates and reminisce of days gone by during my one turn around the oval lol

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