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Just bring your government ID and you can borrow skates for you and your family or friends for... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2020
B2074NAbr
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Halifax, Canada
Emera Oval visit

The Oval is a great outdoor skate. The best time to hit the ice is at the beginning of the skate... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2020
BernieJo2017
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Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

Just bring your government ID and you can borrow skates for you and your family or friends for free. One of the best things the city could have provided. If you're looking for a cheap and fun winter activity, this is it. Just check the schedule online before you go, they close it every few hours to perform maintenance.

Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed 23 January 2020

The Oval is a great outdoor skate. The best time to hit the ice is at the beginning of the skate when the ice is fresh.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank BernieJo2017
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

In winter the Emera oval is teeming with people enjoying the change to ice skate in the sunshine, listening to music, meeting up with friends and then enjoying a beaver tail snack afterwards! There are skate-aids (red "chairs" to hold onto) for novices as well. What a wonderful way to spend a winter afternoon! No charge for skate rental. In the summer, residents and tourists enjoy roller-blading, also for free. A great community resource for all !

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nina W
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Reviewed 6 July 2019

We walked by this everyday we were in Halifax. There was always people at the park, weather the rode bikes, incline skates. On weekends there was a outdoor movie being played.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ashleigh M
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Reviewed 29 June 2019

Some ride for everyone --skateboard, bike, tryke, granny bike, bike with trailer, inline skates and more. Free checkout with id. Ride around an oval, bikes to the outside. They ran out of bikes, unfortunately. Intergenerational fun.

Date of experience: June 2019
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