One of the best things about living in Canada is the huge variety of winter sports made available to us by sub-zero temperatures.  In an effort to help Haligonians get the most out of winter, we decided to put together a list of all the spots in Halifax that host a public skate at some point during the week, often free of charge!

Grab a group of friends or take your next hot date out skating at one of the HRM rinks listed below.  Be sure to check the arena schedule online before you head out to make sure skating conditions are good and ice times haven’t been changed for logistical reasons.

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1. Bowles Arena // 15 Ragus Road

Free Public Skate:

  • Tuesdays, 10am – 11:50pm
  • Fridays, 10am – 11:50pm
  • Sundays, 1pm – 2:50pm

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2. Devonshire Arena // 3395 Devonshire Ave

Free Public Skate:

  • Wednesdays, 4pm – 4:50pm

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3. Gray Arena // 15 Monique Ave

Free Public Skate:

  • Mondays, 10am – 11:50am (18+ fitness skate)
  • Tuesdays, 10am – 11:50pm (parent & toddler skate)
  • Wednesdays, 10am – 11:50am (18+ fitness skate)
  • Friday, 10am – 11:50am (18+ fitness skate)
  • Sundays, 4pm – 4:45pm

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4. LeBrun Arena // 36 Holland Rd

Free Public Skate:

  • Sundays, 2pm – 3:50pm
  • Mondays, 11am – 12:50pm (adult fitness skate)
  • Mondays, 3pm – 3:50pm
  • Tuesdays, 10am – 10:50am (parent & toddler skate)
  • Tuesdays, 11am – 11:50am (18+ adult rec skate)
  • Wednesdays, 10am – 11:50pm (parent & toddler skate)
  • Wednesdays, 11am – 12:50pm (adult fitness skate)
  • Wednesdays, 3pm – 3:50pm
  • Fridays, 3pm – 4:50pm

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5. Halifax Forum // 2901 Windsor Street

Public Skate:

  • Mondays, 10:30am -12pm (free)
  • Tuesdays, 12pm - 1:30pm (adult $3, senior $2.75)
  • Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12pm (free)
  • Thursdays, 12pm - 1:30pm (adult $3, senior $2.75)
  • Fridays, 9am – 10am (parent & toddler skate)
  • Fridays, 10am - 11:30am (free)

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6. Emera Oval // 5775 Cogswell Street

Free Public Skate (check schedule here for ice maintenance times):

  • Mondays, 6:30am – 7pm
  • Tuesdays, 6:30am – 6:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 630am – 6:30pm
  • Thursdays, 6:30am – 7pm
  • Friday, 630am – 6:30pm
  • Saturdays, 6:30am – 7pm
  • Sundays, 6:30am – 7pm

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7. Centennial Arena // 27 Vimy Avenue

Public Skate:

  • Mondays, 9am – 10:30am (pre-school skate, $2)
  • Mondays, 12pm – 1:30pm (free senior skate)
  • Tuesdays, 10am – 12pm (senior skate, $3)
  • Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm (senior skate, $3)
  • Thursdays, 10am – 12pm (senior skate, $3)
  • Fridays, 10am – 12pm (senior skate, $3)

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8. Dartmouth Sportsplex // 110 Wyse Road

Public Skate:

  • Mondays, 9:15am – 10:15am (adult skate)
  • Mondays, 10:15am – 11:45am (adult skate)
  • Wednesdays, 10:15am – 11:45am (open skate)
  • Thursdays, 11:45am – 1:15pm (open skate)
  • Fridays, 9:15am – 10:15am (adult skate)
  • Fridays, 10:15am – 11:45am / 6:30pm – 7:45pm (open skate)
  • Sundays, 3:30pm – 4:45pm (open skate)

Skate fees:

  • Family $10
  • Adult $5
  • Senior 65 years and up, $4.50
  • Children $4.50

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9. Scotiabank Centre // 1800 Argyle Street

Free Public Skate:

  • Mondays, 12pm – 1pm
  • Wednesdays, 12pm – 1pm
  • Fridays, 12pm – 1pm

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