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“A skating,biking/rollerblading area in the city core” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Emera Oval

Emera Oval
Ranked #22 of 134 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Halifax, Canada
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341 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“A skating,biking/rollerblading area in the city core”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Halifax finally used some wonderful core city center areas for free family fun and entertainment.
In the winter skating is free(outdoors) and they will even rent out helmuts for free.
In the summer,folks use the same space to walk/run/rollerblade or bicycle in a safe place.
Great for the kid in all of us!

Visited June 2013
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English first
Nova Scotia
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“What fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Oval is a terrific addition to Halifax. We had a fun night out here. Parking is a bit of a trick though.

Visited March 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The best thing Halifax has done in years!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

The new public skating oval is a brilliant addition to Halifax's park offerings. Free public skating every day. You'll see all ages getting out to enjoy the fun. Skate rentals and "training devices" (look kinda like a walker) available for those just learning. There are usually hot chocolate and snacks available on site, but if not, head one block over to Cornwallis & Bauer to Dee Dee's for coffee, hot chocolate and - if you're not too cold - the BEST homemade ice cream in town! (Mexican chocolate is amazing.)

Visited February 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great, old-fashioned fun.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

Skating outdoors was something we did as kids on the frozen ponds around our house. This is not quite as good but brings back some great memories. We need more of these free facilities and activities to help combat the obesity epidemic!

Visited December 2012
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Dartmouth, Canada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Skater's dream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

My son loves to go to the Oval to skate. I love to watch people skate each day and I think having the Oval was a wonderful idea and I hope it stays.

Visited March 2013
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