Get outside on the Emera Oval year-round! In-line skating in the summer and ice skating in the winter. How great is that? The Emera Oval is an outdoor skating surface equivalent in size to 3 NHL hockey rinks. It is the largest outdoor, artificially-refrigerated ice surface east of Quebec City.
How do I get to the Emera Oval?
The Emera Oval is located on the Halifax North Common at the corner of North Park Street and Cogswell Street.
Use Halifax Transit to get to the Emera Oval. Plan your route using Google Transit - a free public transit trip planner that integrates Halifax Transit routes, schedules, and stops data into Google Maps. Google Transit is available in 12 languages, compatible with screen readers for the visually impaired, and works with Google Earth and Google Maps for Mobile Devices.
Can I borrow equipment at the Emera Oval?
At the Emera Oval you can borrow helmets, hockey skates, figure skates, speed skates, sledges and snowshoes in the winter. All children, 12 and under, must wear a CSA multi-impact hockey helmet in the winter. Please note that during occasions of high winds, our red skate helpers may not available for use.
In the summer you can borrow inline and roller skates, bikes, scooters, plasma cars, helmets and protective gear. Adapted equipment available. All users of the Emera Oval must wear a helmet in the summer.
Rentals are FREE with a valid Government issued photo ID.
What amenities are available at the Emera Oval?
- Pavillion building with indoor washrooms
- Skate rental area
- Indoor warming room
Is the Emera Oval Accessible?
Currently accessibility for visitors to the Emera Oval includes:
- Accessible parking (on Cogswell Street)
- One accessible washroom
- In winter season - free sledge rentals (for use in outside lane only)
- Wheelchairs allowed on concrete/ice (in outside lane only)
Contact the Emera Oval
Emera Oval Hotline: 902.490.2347