Lace-up those skates… the Emera Oval is open! Head over to the Halifax Common in the heart of the city and get ready to enjoy the fresh winter air with an outdoor skate. The Emera Oval offers FREE public skating throughout the day, every day.

The Oval has made some changes to its scheduling and procedures to follow current public health guidelines. To ensure capacity limits are adhered to, registration is mandatory and will be available 48 hours prior to your desired skate time. Skate times fill up extremely fast and there are only 240 skaters permitted at each skate. Register early!

View the skating schedule and register here.

Equipment loans are available (helmets and skates) in limited quantities at NO COST for use at the oval with a government-issued ID. Helmets are mandatory for children 12 years of age and younger. Bring a picnic and a thermos of hot chocolate and enjoy a beautiful winter day at the Halifax Common.

For more information on procedures and to view the Oval webcam, you can visit their website.