**** HRM Media Release
Emera Oval set to open for the winter season on Dec. 23
The Emera Oval is set to open for the 2019-20 winter season on Monday, Dec. 23, 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.
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 (7 p.m. and midnight), free public skates, face painting and hot chocolate.
Residents are encouraged to check the online calendar before heading out to visit the Emera Oval as weather can change quickly. 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.