Free Ice Skating at Halifax’s Oval

Unfortunately as winter consumes Canada, the amount of things one can partake in becomes limited to how well you deal with the cold and how many activities are available in your city. Thankfully my new home of Halifax is allowing people from all over to skate the Oval that’s been setup for the 2011 Canada Games. The Oval is located conveniantly downtown in the Commons, a short 5 block walk for me. It was only a matter of time before I strapped on the skates again and went for a whirl.

Check skate times if you plan on partaking in Skating the Halifax Oval

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  • Alouise

    I haven’t been skating since I was a kid, but it looks like a good time. When are the Canada winter games?

    • Corbin

      @Alouise – I’m sure you’d pick it up again in no time. I took a whopping 5 or 6 years off skates and have managed to pick it up all over again. Way too fun to miss out on! lol. As for the Canada Winter Games, they’re being held all over the Halifax Regional Municipality, I think most of their Ski events are being held at Wentworth Valley.

  • Candice

    I miss Halifax! You’re making me heartsick.

    • Corbin

      @Candice – Come back! Halifax misses you too!

  • Beth Blois

    Hey, Just wondering, is the Oval open all the time? or just in the evenings? of what

  • Brooke Campbell

    Scating at the Oval sound like a lot of fun… Did you happen to get a chance to see the recent speed skating competitions a few days ago?

  • Alma Williams

    Our 2 granddaughters are scheduled to kate this morning [feb 28] as part of their school gym program. What are the times for these activities??


  • karen ho fatt

    Halifax I have not visited but on my to do list. Heard it is freezing there in winter. Albeit I am a little frozen here in Alberta at -26 centigrade today!

  • Mica Bocas

    Seems a lot of fun in the ice! I wish I could go there and skate all day :)

  • Haley

    Such a wonderful winter with ice.Love your photos

    • Corbin Fraser

      Thanks Haley! I love taking pictures in the winter, they always turn out wild.

  • None

    Starting in 2012, the skating oval is now a permanent winter feature in Halifax. Come out and ENJOY the winter!! We’d love to see you in our city. Please visit.