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Emera Oval set to open for the winter season on Dec. 15

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The Emera Oval is set to open for the 2017-18 winter season tomorrow, 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 two sets of fireworks (8 p.m. and midnight), free public skates and hot chocolate.

There are still spots available in the “Learn to Skate” classes at the Emera Oval. You canregister online or call the Registration Line at 902-490-6666 to sign up. Classes begin Jan. 6.

Get the latest information and a schedule of events at https://www.halifax.ca/recreation/facilities-fields/emera-oval.

Residents can also call the Information Line at 902-490-2347 or follow @hfxrec on Twitter.

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Source: Media Release

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