Enjoy the great outdoors year-round in Halifax with this truly Canadian experience; outdoor ice skating! What makes this classic Canadian experience even better? The fact that Halifax is home to the state-of-the-art Emera Oval; the largest outdoor, artificially-refrigerated ice surface east of Quebec City!
Located on the Halifax North Common, at the corner of North Park Street and Cogswell Streets, skating on The Oval is a great activity for visitors looking for fun winter things to do, because you don’t need to bring any equipment!
The Emera Oval offers free equipment rentals with a valid government issued ID, allowing visitors and locals alike to borrow helmets, hockey skates, figure skates, speed skates, sledges and snowshoes throughout the winter months!
Check it out before you head over: Halifax.ca has a live WebCam for The Emera Oval available online, so you can check the conditions and the crowds before heading out for a skate! View the live feed here.
DID YOU KNOW? The surface of The Emera Oval is equivalent in size to 3 NHL hockey rinks!
|Accessibility||Current accessibility for visitors to the Emera Oval includes: Accessible parking (on Cogswell St), 1 Accessible washroom, Free sledge rentals (winter only), Wheelchairs allowed on ice (outside lane only)|
|Daily Availability:||Sunday - Saturday|
|Location||The Emera Oval is located on the Halifax North Common at the corner of North Park Street and Cogswell Street.|
|FREE Equipment Rentals||Rentals are free with a valid government issued photo ID.|
|Public Indoor Washrooms||Available in Pavillion Building|
|Indoor Warming Room||Pavillion Building|
All children 12 and under, must wear a CSA multi-impact hockey helmet in the winter.