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Emera Oval

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Address: North Park Stree, Halifax North Common, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number:
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A return trip to the Oval for this family. We had a great time. One disappointment is that there seemed to be ALOT of equipment that needed repair...and of course, alot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Guysborough, Canada
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Guysborough, Canada
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A return trip to the Oval for this family. We had a great time. One disappointment is that there seemed to be ALOT of equipment that needed repair...and of course, alot of disappointed people who had to wait for bikes to come back in. Not sure why these bikes are not repaired more quickly. It is a great place though... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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113 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The oval offers a neat experience of open air skating in the heart of Halifax, although the surface is not as smooth or as easy to skate on as what you would find in a rink. There are skate rentals on site, and it's normally quieter in the mornings. There's a Beavertails stand, although it never seems to be open... More 

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome little area to rollerblade in the summer. I went solo and had a great time. Helmets required. Very good atmosphere. Surface is flat and nice to ride on. Absolutely beautiful area. Free.

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Thank Kyla M
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great, arrive early, best ice conditions,popularity of the venue high go off times in the schedule .

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Halifax, Canada
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The oval is a fantastic spot for getting outdoors and having a skate. Open seasonally when weather is suitable, and schedules are posted / kept up to date on the HRM website. Public skates many times a day (Free, and free rentals for skates - but you must have a Govt.Issued ID to leave temporarily to secure your rental). Lines... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I love that this facility exists in Halifax. I had not skated for more years than I can remember. It's a LONG way around with nothing to hold on to for anyone who isn't too steady on skates. There are supports provided for children to use.

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Thank travellingNSmom
Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

They have free helmets and skating shoes for borrowing. The shoe sizes are various. The Beaver Tails stand is also right by the oval.

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Thank Maple212017
Canada
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452 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

With the newer building and lots of free rentals I can't say enough good things about this idea. It can get pretty busy on the weekends or nice days but so worth it.

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Thank JDTravelCanada
Middle River, Canada
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a must if you are visiting in the winter. They offer skates at the oval,if you don't have any

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Dartmouth
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Love listening and watching and skating here! Free rentals and beavertails available who could ask for anything more?!

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