Where to Skate in HRM: Public Skates and Family Skates, Winter 2017/18

Family Skates and Public Skates in Halifax this Winter

Did you know that Halifax was home to British North America’s very first indoor skating rink, way back in 1863? It was in the Public Gardens! Click here to read that story from CBC Nova Scotia.

Continuing the tradition, there are plenty of Public Skates and Family Skates in Halifax this winter. Most public skate schedules begin late October and run until the end of March, with the exception of the Halifax Oval, which opens mid-December. This list includes all the kids and family skates we could find, plus some adult (18 and over) skates, so you can get some healthy ‘me-time’. Skating times are subject to change and do not include holiday or blackout dates, so please double-check before you go.

Halifax | Dartmouth | Bedford | Sackville | Tantallon

Halifax

The Halifax Oval, Cogswell Street (902-490-2347)
The Halifax Oval offers Free public skating throughout the day, every day. Helmets are mandatory for all ages. Skate and helmet rental available with a government issued ID. Check the Halifax Oval Calendar.

Scotiabank CentreCarmichael Street Entrance (902-421-8000)
Adult Skate – Free
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Adults skates are subject to event scheduling. Check out the dates here.

Halifax Forum, Windsor Street (902-490-4621)
Adult/Seniors Skate – $2.75 Adult/$2.50 Senior
Monday: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Thursday:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Halifax Civic Centre, Windsor Street (902-490-4621)
Adult/Seniors Skate – Free
Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Adult/Senior
Friday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Senior/11:00 am – 12:00 pm Adult
Parent and Tot Skate – Free
Friday: 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Centennial Arena27 Vimy Avenue (902-490-4926)
Preschool Skate – $2.00/person
Monday: 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Spryfield Lion’s Rink, 111 Drysdale Rd (902-477-5466)
Contact facility for skate times

Dartmouth

Dartmouth 4Pad, 259 Commodore Drive (902-444-4723)
The Darthmouth 4Pad has many different public skates, check their website for details.
Parent and Tot Skate – Free
Monday and Friday, 10:00 am- 10:50 am, Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 am – 10:50 am
Family Skate – Free
Thursday: 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm, Friday: 3:15 pm – 4:05 pm, Sunday 2:15 pm
Parent and Youth (age 6-10) Skate -Free
Holidays and PD Days: 11:00-11:50 pm

Dartmouth Sportsplex
110 Wyse Rd (902 -464-2600)
Under renovations until Fall 2018

Cole Harbour Place51 Forest Hills Parkway (902-464-5100)
Public Skate $2.50 per child/$4.00 per adult
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Saturday: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Gray Arena, 15 Monique Ave (902-490-4551)
Contact facility for skate times

Bedford

BMO Centre, 61 Gary Martin Dr (902-835-5454)
The BMO Centre has many different public skates, check their website for details.
Parent and Tot Skate – Free
Monday- Friday, 10:00 am- 10:50 am
Family Skate – Free
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 3:00-3:50 pm, Sunday 4:30-5:05 pm
Parent and Youth (age 6-10) Skate -Free
Holidays and PD Days: 11:00-11:50 pm

LeBrun Arena, 36 Holland Rd (902-490-4664)
Parent and Tot Skate – Free
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Family Skate – Free
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Public Skate – Free
Monday, Wednesday: 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm; Friday: 3:00 pm to 4:50 pm
Adult Skate – Free
Tuesdays: 11:00 am – 11:50 am
Monday & Wednesday: 11:00 am – 12:50 pm,

Sackville

Sackville Outdoor Skating Rink, Behind Acadia Hall, 650 Sackville Dr. (902) 865-7751
Halifax has the Oval – Sackville has ‘The Rectangle!’ This community-built rink soon will be open for the season. We’re not sure about the opening hours, but if you’re from Sack-Vegas, you may have local knowledge. Contact the Acadia Hall (number above) with any questions.

Sackville Sports Stadium, 409 Glendale Drive (902-869-4141)
Public Skate – $3.00 per person/$8.50 family
Monday: 10:35 am-11:55 am, 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm
Tuesday: 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm
Wednesday: 10:35 am – 11:55 am, 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm
Thursday: 10:35 am – 11:55 am, 6:05 pm – 6:55 pm
Friday: 10:35 am – 11:55 am, 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm
Saturday: 3:05 pm – 3:55 pm
Sunday: 4:05 pm – 4:55 pm

Sackville Arena, 91 First Lake Drive (902-865-8898)
Public Skate – Free
Monday: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tantallon

St. Margaret’s Bay Arena, 12 Westwood Blvd (902-826-2100)
Public Skate – $4.00 per person/$12.00 family
Friday: 3:00 – 4:50 PM
Saturday: 7:00 – 8:20 PM
Sunday: 1:30 – 2:50 PM
Parent and Tot Skate – $4.00 per person/$8.00 family
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Adult Skate – $4.00 per person
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm FREE Coffee!

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