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Emera Oval, Halifax

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The Emera Oval, originally known as the Canada Games Oval, is a permanent skating rink/speed skating rink installed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the Halifax Commons for the 2011 Canada Games. It is the size of three NHL hockey rinks.
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  • This is one of the best additions to the city center in decades and is a great place for families to come and skate. You don't even need your own skates as they are provided free of charge! A great.....  more
    This is one of the best additions to the city center in decades and is a great place for families to come and skate. You don't even need your own skates as they are provided free of charge! A great.....  more »
  • We went one afternoon this past winter. We were on the ice for 2 minutes when they told us they were closing because it was too windy. Since when is wind a problem for skating? It seemed like the... 
    We went one afternoon this past winter. We were on the ice for 2 minutes when they told us they were closing because it was too windy. Since when is wind a problem for skating? It seemed like the...  more »
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  • I consider the Oval the greatest gift to Halifax. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could. Skating is free, and there are free skate rentals. People love using it and it allows anyone to come and skate. In the non-winter months, you can also use it to roller skate, roller blade, or even cycle on the track. Great facilities, lots of benches, and maintained really well.
  • This is a wonderful place to go skating in the winter time. It's pleasant to bring your family to here no matter their skating shoes are ready or not. There are skating shoes to lend, and you can change your skating shoes just out of the Emera Oval on the benches nearby without worries about damaging your skating shoes. In addition, there is a public washroom in the building which lends skater shoes. It's quite fast to reach there for skaters. Overall, the Emera Oval is an ideal place for skaters and hockey players in winter, especially at night after the opening time.

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