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Winter Skating Rules & Regulations

  1. Participation at The Oval is at your own risk. 
  2. The Oval and HRM are not responsible for any accident, injury, loss or damage.
  3. Children 12 years of age and under must wear a CSA approved multi-impact helmet (hockey helmet).
  4. Only CSA approved multi-impact helmets (hockey helmets) are allowed on the ice.
  5. Skaters may not enter the ice until the ice resurfacing is complete.
  6. Skaters must leave the ice promptly at the end of a session.
  7. Skates must be worn on ice surface at all times.
  8. Skaters should use appropriate speed during public sessions.
  9. Slower skaters use outside lane, faster skaters use inside lane.
  10. No more than two people may join hands; chain skating is not permitted.
  11. Throwing snow, horseplay and dangerous behaviour is not permitted.
  12. Hockey sticks, pucks or any type of equipment are not permitted.
  13. Eating or drinking is not permitted on ice surface.
  14. Phones or hand-held electronic devices are not permitted while skating.
  15. Strollers, sleds and carrying children on the ice are not permitted.
  16. Dogs are not permitted.
  17. Skate in a counterclockwise direction at all times.
  18. Smoking and alcohol is not permitted on site.
  19. Skaters should not loiter in areas that may block major traffic flow.
  20. Directions of Skating Monitors are to be obeyed at all times.

 

 

Summer Skating Rules & Regulations

1.    Participation at The Emera Oval is at your own risk.
2.    The Emera Oval and HRM are not responsible for any accident, injury, loss or damage.
3.    ALL participants must wear a helmet. If borrowing equipment from the site users must borrow one of the Emera Oval's multi-impact helmets too.
4.    Skaters may not enter the skating surface until skating monitors are on duty.
5.    Skaters should use appropriate speed during public sessions.
6.    Slower skaters use outside lane, faster skaters use inside lane.
7.    No more than two skaters may join hands; chain skating is not permitted.
8.    Horseplay and dangerous behavior is not permitted.
9.    Hockey sticks, balls or any type of equipment are not permitted.
10.    Eating or drinking is not permitted on the skating surface.
11.    Phones or hand-held electronic devices are not permitted while skating.
12.    Strollers are permitted on the skating surface provided the child in the stroller is wearing a helmet.
13.    Dogs are not permitted on the skating surface, and must be on a leash at all times while on The Emera Oval site.
14.    Skate in a counter clockwise direction at all times.
15.    Smoking and alcohol is not permitted on site.
16.    Skates should not loiter in areas that may block major traffic flow.
17.    Directions of Skating Monitors are to be obeyed at all times.