Where to Skate in HRM: Public Skates and Family Skates, Winter 2019/20

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 Emera Oval, Cogswell Street (902-490-2347)
The Emera Oval offers FREE public skating throughout the day, every day. Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years of age and younger. Skate and helmet rental available with a government issued ID. Check the Emera Oval Calendar.

Scotiabank CentreCarmichael Street Entrance (902-421-8000)
Adult Skate – FREE
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Adults skates are subject to event scheduling. Check out the noon skate dates here.

Halifax Civic Centre, Windsor Street (902-490-4621)
Please Note: The public skates at the Civic Centre take place on MOST of the scheduled days below. There are some dates where public skates are not scheduled. Check their website or call 902-490-4614 before you go.
Adult/Seniors Skate – FREE
Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Parent and Tot Skate – FREE
Wednesday: 10:00 am – 10:50 am
Friday: 10:00 am – 10:50 am

Centennial Arena27 Vimy Avenue (902-490-4926)
Public Skate – $2.00/person
Wednesday: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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 to Friday, 10:00 am – 11:50 am
Public Skate – FREE
Sunday: 2:30 pm – 4:05 pm

Zatzman Sportsplex
110 Wyse Rd (902 -464-2600)
Parent and Tot Skate – $3.00/person, $10/family
Tuesday 10:30 am – 11:50 am
Public Skate – $3.00/person, $10/family
Monday: 10:00 am – 11:20 am
Wednesday: 4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
Thursday: 11:45 – 1:05 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 11:20 am
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Cole Harbour Place51 Forest Hills Parkway (902-464-5100)
Public Skate $2.50 per child/$3.50 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 to Friday, 10:00 am – 11:50 am
Public Skate – FREE
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 3:00 – 3:50 pm, Sunday 3:15 – 5:05 pm
Parent and Youth (age 6-10) Skate -FREE
Holidays and PD Days: 11:00 – 11:50 pm

Sackville

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 (FREE Admission!)
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: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tantallon

St. Margaret’s Bay Arena, 12 Westwood Blvd (902-826-2100)
Public Skate – $4.00 per person/$12.00 family
Friday: 3:30 – 4:50 PM
Saturday: 7:00 – 8:20 PM
Sunday: 1:30 – 2:50 PM
Parent and Tot Skate – FREE
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am – 11:50 pm
Adult Skate – $4.00 per person
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, FREE Coffee!

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