Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – The Emera Oval is set to open for the 2016-17 winter season this Thursday, weather permitting.
The Emera Oval is the largest artificial ice surface east of Quebec – approximately 55,000 square feet of ice or the same as three NHL hockey rinks. The ice surface will be open for free daily public skates throughout the winter, weather permitting, and will once again offer free skating lessons for people of all ages.
As in previous years, visitors can use their own equipment or rent skates and helmets for free with a valid government-issued photo ID. Children 12 and under are required to wear a CSA-approved multi-impact helmet at all times on the ice. Others are encouraged to do the same, for their own safety.
Planning for this year’s New Year’s Eve festivities at the Emera Oval are well underway. Residents can look forward to fireworks, free public skates, hot chocolate, and a live performance from DJ Chris Swift.
There are still some spots available in the Canadian Tire Jumpstart “I Love to Skate” classes at the Emera Oval. You can register online or call the Registration Line at 902-490-6666 to sign up. Classes begin on Jan. 8.