The Emera Oval is now open for the 2020-21 winter season, weather and ice conditions permitting.
View skating schedule and register here.
The Emera Oval will have a reduced capacity to follow current public health guidelines. Due to COVID-19, skaters must pre-register for public skate times at halifax.ca/myREC. Effective Monday, Jan. 25, skaters can register on a 48-hour rolling schedule, meaning you can book up to 48 hours in advance of a desired skate time. For example: Registration will open Monday at noon for the Wednesday at noon skate time.
Effective Wednesday, Jan. 27 non-medical masks are mandatory at all times, including on the ice surface.
Equipment loans & helmet requirements:
Free equipment loans, including skates and helmets, will be available in limited quantities. Equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis. Skaters are encouraged to bring their own equipment, where possible. A valid government photo ID is required for borrowing equipment. Please note that the red "skating helpers" will not be available this year. Registered skaters can bring their own skating aids, as they have been able to do in past seasons.
CSA-approved multi-impact hockey helmets are mandatory for all children 12 year of age and under. Others are encouraged to wear a helmet, for their own safety.