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Emera Oval

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Address: North Park Stree, Halifax North Common, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number:
490-2347
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Nice winter or summer

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 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 15 August 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 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 5 August 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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Dartmouth, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Free skating? Yes please. I come here alone a lot or with my boyfriend. Early morning skates are the best, especially during the week. Late skates and weekend skates get very crowded and busy which I don't like. The reason I give it 3 stars are because the staff are somewhat lazy and don't enforce rules like they should. Too... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I was born and raised in the northend of Halifax,and the Halifax Commons was a very big part of my childhood....Now thank's to The city of Halifax i can enjoy the Commons again....Great ice ...Oweeeee the BeaverTails....Free skates .Helmet's.....and the ice attentend's are very nice ...What a way to spend a beautiful winter's day in Halifax.. WAYNE .M.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

In winter the skates are free to rent. Novices and experts alike can enjoy the oval. In summer it is open for summer roller blading, bicycling, and walking/jogging. There are roller blade and bicycle rentals free of charge in summer also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

very good local,very enjoyable,good for all family fun,get to meet people there,winter fun as well as summer activities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Go for a skate. It's free and they have free rentals. It gets very busy on the weekends, so be prepared to skate at a medium pace.

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Shag Harbour
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

It's an awesome place to skate. It's free with a warm place to get your skates on. It even has skating aides for kids to use. Only problem is getting on and off the ice. There's no rails to hold on to. My MIL fell getting off and really hurt her wrist. Just take your time getting on and off

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