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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15 Responses to “Free Ice Skating at Halifax’s Oval”

  1. Alouise
    January 19, 2011 at 3:36 am #

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

    • Corbin
      January 19, 2011 at 3:46 am #

      @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.

  2. Candice
    January 19, 2011 at 3:39 am #

    I miss Halifax! You’re making me heartsick.

    • Corbin
      January 19, 2011 at 3:42 am #

      @Candice – Come back! Halifax misses you too!

  3. Beth Blois
    January 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

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

  4. Brooke Campbell
    February 24, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    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?

  5. Alma Williams
    February 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    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??

    Thanks,
    Alma

  6. karen ho fatt
    March 1, 2011 at 6:13 am #

    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!

  7. Mica Bocas
    March 4, 2011 at 1:34 am #

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

  8. Haley
    May 28, 2011 at 3:49 am #

    Such a wonderful winter with ice.Love your photos

    • Corbin Fraser
      May 31, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

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

  9. None
    January 8, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    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.

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