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Emera Oval

North Park Stree, Halifax North Common, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
490-2347
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Great Place for Family Biking and Inline Skating

The Oval is open every day for biking and inline skating. The best part is that bikes, helmets and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
MartyT17
,
Halifax, Canada
via mobile
Not just a winter recreation venue

Although built for winter skating, the Oval is a year round recreation hub. In the summer not only... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Nordicpolewalker
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Halifax, Canada
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“family fun” (8 reviews)
“ice skating” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 23:00
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North Park Stree, Halifax North Common, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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490-2347
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Oval is open every day for biking and inline skating. The best part is that bikes, helmets and skates are provided free. Many different types and sizes. My wife goes three times a week and rides a three wheel adult bike that is provided....More

Thank MartyT17
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Although built for winter skating, the Oval is a year round recreation hub. In the summer not only can your roller skate on it but not they have Nordixx Nordic Walking poles you can borrow to enjoy that full body fitness activity either on the...More

Thank Nordicpolewalker
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank beaverblue
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

Thank shannhugo440
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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.

Thank Kyla M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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

Thank Ken G
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 -...More

1  Thank tim c
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...More

Thank travellingNSmom
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.

Thank Maple212017
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.

Thank JDTravelCanada
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PDAVISONN234
2 February 2016|
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Response from SeanFromCapeBreton | Reviewed this property |
Parking is tough. There are 2 hour spots along the adjoining road but there aren't many, there's also spots on northbound Robie street. I usually don't need to do more than a lap around the commons to find a spot but if it's... More
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