Sports and Rec

2nd Lawrencetown Beach Surfers Alliance Kids Surf Comp and Fun day.

**** Lawrencetown Beach Surfer Association Release   💥 Quick update on the 2nd Lawrencetown Beach Surfers Alliance Kids Surf Comp and Fun day.   ▪️1 day event ▪️Waiting period starting August(Weekends) ▪️Sign up soon(60 kids maximum) sign up early as last event had over 80 participants. ▪️ Price $20 per kid – this includes 🔥 ...

Traffic Delay – Running race in Dartmouth

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Running race in Dartmouth ​ Location: Lakeshore Park Terrace, Micmac Boulevard and Highway 111 ramps ​ Date: Thursday, June 30 ​ Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ​ Details: Traffic delays will be in place to facilitate the EPIC Multisports’ EPIC Canadian Run for Canada 6.1K. ​ Traffic impact: Traffic delays are expected ...

Lifeguard supervision at many Nova Scotia beaches will begin on Friday, July 1

**** Natural Resources Release Lifeguard Supervision Starts July 1 ——————————————————– Lifeguard supervision at many Nova Scotia beaches will begin on Friday, July 1. About two dozen beaches in 12 counties are staffed each summer. Beaches will be supervised daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Mavillette Beach in Digby County, which is supervised on ...

Outdoor pools and beaches open for 2022 season

**** HRM Media Release Outdoor pools and beaches open for 2022 season The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Bedford and Cole Harbour outdoor pools, the Halifax Common splashpad, and all supervised municipal beaches will open for the season on Friday, July 1. Bookings are required for the Bedford and Cole Harbour outdoor ...

Premier Houston Congratulates Nathan MacKinnon

**** CNS Media Release Premier Houston Congratulates Nathan MacKinnon —————————————————————- Premier Tim Houston is congratulating Nova Scotian Nathan MacKinnon on his Stanley Cup victory with the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, June 26. ​ “In the final game, Nathan MacKinnon helped clinch the victory with a goal and an assist, and we are so proud of ...

Splashpads open for 2022 season

**** HRM Media Release Splashpads open for 2022 season  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Bayers-Westwood, George Dixon, Isleville Street, Westmount, and Sackville splashpads will open today, Friday, June 17, for the 2022 season. The Bedford and Cole Harbour outdoor pools, the Halifax Common splashpad, and all supervised municipal beaches will open ...

Recreation Facilities Receive Funding for Upgrades

**** CNS Media Release Recreation Facilities Receive Funding for Upgrades Community groups can move forward with projects that promote healthier communities, improve infrastructure and foster economic growth with the help of a $1.7-million investment from the Province. The government is funding 47 projects through the Recreational Facility Development Grant program. These funds help community groups, ...

Emera Oval opens for summer season

**** HRM Media Release Emera Oval opens for summer season The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Emera Oval is opening today, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, for the summer season. Residents will be able to enjoy the concrete surface for rollerblading, biking, skateboarding, in-line skating, and more. Free equipment rentals, including bikes, scooters, ...

Fishing and weather myths via Environment Canada

**** Info via Environment Canada Fishing and weather myths Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water and reel in that “big catch,” you suddenly realized that you completely forgot to check the latest weather conditions Many anglers believe that atmospheric pressure can be a good indicator as to whether ...

Nova Scotia’s provincial parks will start opening Friday, May 20, for another season filled with camping, hiking, swimming and exploring nature

**** Natural Resources Release Opening Weekend for Provincial Parks ——————————————————– NOTE: A list of opening dates for camping parks follows this release. ——————————————————– Nova Scotia’s provincial parks will start opening Friday, May 20, for another season filled with camping, hiking, swimming and exploring nature. “Visiting our provincial parks is a wonderful way for Nova Scotians ...

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick Selected to Host 2023 World Juniors

**** CNS Media Release Nova Scotia, New Brunswick Selected to Host 2023 World Juniors ——————————————————- Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have been selected to host the 2023 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Ice Hockey Championship. “Nova Scotia is thrilled to be selected to host the 2023 World Juniors, which will be the best ...

Construction begins on Halifax Common Aquatics Facility

**** HRM Media Release Construction begins on Halifax Common Aquatics Facility The Halifax Regional Municipality, in partnership with Marco Group and other leading partners, has broken ground on the new Halifax Common Aquatics Facility. This project is part of the Halifax Common Master Plan. Once complete, the Aquatics Facility will include a 13,500 square foot pool ...

Sportfishing Season Opens Today

**** DNR Release Sportfishing Season Opens Today Nova Scotians can enjoy sportfishing on one of the province’s many waterways when the 2022 season opens Friday, April 1. “Sportfishing is a springtime tradition in our province – a very popular, healthy outdoor activity enjoyed by more Nova Scotians than ever before. Sportfishing also supports jobs and ...

Aquatics Centre in REOPENING Monday!

**** Via Zatzman Sportsplex Our Aquatics Centre in REOPENING Monday! Thank you for your patience during this time! Lessons and Programs in the Aquatics Centre will resume Monday as scheduled. Check feedlink.io/zsportsplex for Program schedules. 🌊🤽‍♂️ We look forward to seeing you soon! 🤽‍♀️🌊 ...

Province Invests in Sport and Recreation

**** CNS Media Release Province Invests in Sport and Recreation —————————————————————- Sport and recreation organizations can continue to promote healthy living, improve their infrastructure, and provide more inclusive and accessible programming with a $10.1 million investment from the Province. “Sports and recreation infrastructure is crucial to keeping our communities healthy, strong and connected,” said Timothy ...

The Lower Changerooms provide access to our Aquatics Centre, which remains closed due to an act of vandalism

Via Zatzman Sportsplex The Lower Changerooms provide access to our Aquatics Centre, which remains closed due to an act of vandalism. The Lower Changerooms will reopen with the Aquatics Centre March 28th at 6am. The Upper Changerooms located near the Gymnasium remain open Thanks! ...

UPDATE: Due to the ongoing closure of our Main Pool, we will be closing our Leisure Pool Monday the 21st for one week while the Main Pool is restored

**** Via Zatzman Sportsplex   UPDATE: Due to the ongoing closure of our Main Pool, we will be closing our Leisure Pool Monday the 21st for one week while the Main Pool is restored. This means the entire Aquatics Centre will be closed Monday the 21st for one week. Lessons planned for Friday, Saturday and ...

Emera Oval remains open for final week

**** HRM Media Release Emera Oval remains open for final week The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Emera Oval is expected to remain open through the March Break (Monday, March 14 to Friday, March 18). The Emera Oval will then close for the season on Sunday, March 20. Residents are encouraged to ...

Due to an act of vandalism, our Main Pool will be closed until further notice / Due to unforeseen circumstances, our All-Ages Drop-In Basketball (3-5pm) is cancelled for the remainder of the week

Via Zatzman Sportsplex ⚠️ Due to an act of vandalism, our Main Pool will be closed until further notice ⚠️ Our most optimistic estimate is to have the pool reopened a week from Monday. Update – ⚠️ Due to unforeseen circumstances, our All-Ages Drop-In Basketball (3-5pm) is cancelled for the remainder of the week⚠️ We ...

Provincial Campsite Bookings Open in April; New Projects Make Parks, Beaches More Accessible

**** CNS Media Release Provincial Campsite Bookings Open in April; New Projects Make Parks, Beaches More Accessible —————————————————————- People planning a summer camping adventure can make reservations at Nova Scotia’s provincial parks starting April 5. “For those who love spending time in the great outdoors, Nova Scotia’s provincial parks are the perfect places for families ...

Municipality launches last minute online rentals for municipal arenas

**** HRM Media Release Municipality launches last minute online rentals for municipal arenas  The Halifax Regional Municipality has launched new online rental booking services at select municipal arenas.​ ​ This new service will provide accessibility and flexibility for facility bookings, including offering residents the opportunity to secure last-minute available rental hours at participating arenas in ...

Parks and Recreation fee changes will take place on April 1, 2022

**** HRM Media Release Parks and Recreation fee changes will take place on April 1, 2022. On April 1, 2022 the Parks and Recreation Fee structure will be changing. These changes will affect all recreation services; programs, rentals, drop ins, voucher and memberships fees. As a result of the fee structure changes that was approved by ...

Scotiabank Centre will re-open its doors to a diverse calendar of events beginning this Friday, February 18

**** Scotiabank Centre Release Scotiabank Centre will re-open its doors to a diverse calendar of events beginning this Friday, February 18 with the Halifax Mooseheads vs. Saint John Sea Dogs game. ​ “After two long months of waiting, our players and fans are very excited to return to the Scotiabank Centre​ for Mooseheads hockey,” said ...

Limits Increasing for Practices and Rehearsals

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Limits Increasing for Practices and Rehearsals —————————————————————- Starting Monday, February 7, restrictions are easing for sports practices and arts and culture rehearsals. All other restrictions will remain in place until February 14. “Being cautious has served us well throughout the pandemic and we’re continuing that approach as we develop plans to ...

Community Rinks Receive Funding for Upgrades; Applications Open for Next Round

**** Community Media Release Community Rinks Receive Funding for Upgrades; Applications Open for Next Round ———————————————————- NOTE: A list of the 2021-22 Rink Revitalization Fund recipients is at the end of the release. ——————————————————— Thirty-three rinks across Nova Scotia in need of upgrades and repairs are receiving almost $1 million through the Province’s Rink Revitalization ...

Outdoor Community Rink Program

**** HRM Media Release Outdoor Community Rink Program The municipality is now initiating an Outdoor Community Rink Program  for interested organizations wishing to  obtain permission to build and operate a community rink on Municipal property. The Municipality will support up to 5 organizations with insurance costs for approved community rinks on Municipal Property. (Community rinks not on Municipal property are ...

Emera Oval scheduled to open December 27

**** HRM Media Release Emera Oval scheduled to open December 27 Following confirmation of capacity limits from the province, the Emera Oval is now scheduled to open for the winter season on Monday, December 27, weather permitting. ​ The maximum capacity will be 230 participants, per skate time. Access will be provided on a first-come-first-serve ...

UPDATE: PSA – Proof of vaccination, gathering size restrictions and mandatory masks required at the Emera Oval

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: The Emera Oval will be tentatively opening for the 2021-22 winter season on Wednesday, Dec. 22 (weather dependent). Holiday skates will be held on Dec 24, 26, 31 and Jan 1. For more information, click here. Public Service Announcement Proof of vaccination, gathering size restrictions and mandatory masks required at the ...

Proof of vaccination, gathering size restrictions and mandatory masks required at the Emera Oval

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Proof of vaccination, gathering size restrictions and mandatory masks required at the Emera Oval  The Emera Oval is expected to open for the 2021-22 winter season on Monday, December 20, weather and ice conditions permitting. ​ Residents must show full proof of COVID-19 vaccination and government issued photo identification, as well as wear ...

Emera Oval closing for 2020-21 winter season

**** HRM Media Release Emera Oval closing for 2020-21 winter season​ Residents have a few more days to take advantage of ice skating at the Emera Oval, which is set to close for the winter season on the evening of Sunday, March 21. If ice conditions deteriorate, the Emera Oval may close by end of ...

Sportfishing Season Opens April 1

**** FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE- Release Sportfishing Season Opens April 1————————————————————-The 2021 sportfishing season opens April 1, and Nova Scotians are encouraged to enjoy sportfishing on one of the province’s many waterways.“Sportfishing is very popular, can be enjoyed by all ages, and helps support jobs and economic activity in our rural communities,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith ...

Spring registration for recreation programming

**** HRM Media Release Spring registration for recreation programming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that registration for spring recreation programming begins tomorrow. ​ Programs are viewable online at halifax.ca/myREC ​ Registration begins at 10 a.m. each day for all ages: Tuesday, March 9 – Dryland programs Tuesday, March 23 – Aquatics programs Participants are ...

Response to COVID-19: Update to facility bookings and recreation programming

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Update to facility bookings and recreation programming The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving impacts of COVID-19. The following is an update on municipal services. ​ As directed by the province, new public health guidelines will take effect in the Halifax Regional ...

Provincial Campsite Bookings Begin in April

**** LANDS/FORESTRY Media Release Provincial Campsite Bookings Begin in April—————————————————————-Now is the time to start planning your summer camping adventure as reservations for Nova Scotia’s provincial parks 2021 camping season open April 6, 7 and 8.“Each year, more than a million visitors enjoy activities like swimming, camping, paddling, nature exploration and hiking at Nova Scotia’s ...

Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Updates

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Updates The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving impacts of COVID-19. The following is an update on municipal services. ​ As directed by the province, new public health guidelines will take effect in the Halifax Regional Municipality as of ...

Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Updates

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Updates The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving impacts of COVID-19. The following is an update on municipal services. ​ As directed by the province, new public health guidelines will take effect in the Halifax Regional Municipality as of ...

(Update) Statement regarding privacy and filming rules in municipally-owned arenas​

**** HRM Media Release Update regarding privacy and filming rules in municipally-owned arenas ​ Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 The following is an update regarding privacy and recording rules in municipally-owned arenas: ​ Due to public health restrictions that prohibit spectators in facilities, including arenas, and recent changes permitting games, the municipality has received intense interest ...

(Update) Capacity increasing and mandatory masks at the Emera Oval

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: Capacity at the Emera Oval will be increasing to 300 skaters effective Monday, Feb. 15 with registration opening on Saturday, Feb. 13. Public Service AnnouncementCapacity increasing and mandatory masks at the Emera Oval In consultation with public health, capacity at the Emera Oval will be increasing to 300 240 skaters per skate time ...

Changes to registration at Emera Oval beginning Monday, Jan. 25

**** HRM Media Release Changes to registration at Emera Oval beginning Monday, Jan. 25 Due to high demand for skate times, the registration process at the Emera Oval will change effective Monday, Jan. 25. ​ The registration process will now be available on a 48-hour rolling schedule, meaning residents can book up to 48 hours in advance of ...

Winter recreation programming returns beginning mid-January

**** HRM Media Release Winter recreation programming returns beginning mid-January The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that winter recreation programs, including aquatics will be returning across the region. ​ Programs will be viewable online as of today on halifax.ca/myREC. ​ Registration begins at 10 a.m. each day for all ages: Wednesday, Jan. 6 – All dryland ...

Municipal service level adjustments for the 2020 holiday season / Emera Oval set to open for the winter season on Jan. 4

**** HRM Media Release Municipal service level adjustments for the 2020 holiday season ​ The Emera Oval is expected to open for the 2020-21 winter season on Monday, Jan. 4, weather and ice conditions permitting. ​ The Emera Oval will have a reduced capacity to follow current public health guidelines. Due to COVID-19, skaters must ...

Response to COVID-19: Update to facility bookings and recreation programming

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Update to facility bookings and recreation programming The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving impacts of COVID-19. The following is an update on municipal services. ​ As directed by the province, new public health guidelines will take effect in the Halifax Regional ...

Three surveys launching to inform park planning

**** HRM Media Release Three surveys launching to inform park planning The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to participate in three surveys to inform future park planning projects. ​ Playing Field StrategyThe municipality is developing a Playing Field Strategy to guide the planning and development of playing fields over the next 15 years to ...

Mooseheads suspend activities following a positive Covid-19 test / Moosehead Games Tonight and Wednesday postponed.

****  Via the Moosehead / QMJHL Games Tonight and Wednesday postponed. Mooseheads suspend activities following a positive Covid-19 test The Halifax Mooseheads have recorded a positive COVID-19 test among the staff and are suspending team in-person activities. The league issued a memo to Mooseheads’ executives in which it outlined the following steps to take in ...

It is anticipated that the Emera Oval will open by mid-December, weather and ice conditions permitting

****  Halifax Parks and Rec Release It is anticipated that the Emera Oval will open by mid-December, weather and ice conditions permitting. As with all aspects of COVID-19, the following is subject to change depending on public health regulations. A final announcement of the Oval reopening, as well as COVID-19 operational plans will be released ...

School Gyms to Reopen for Community Physical Activity and Sports / Response to COVID-19: Update to HRCE school facility bookings

**** EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release School Gyms to Reopen for Community Physical Activity and Sports————————————————————–Following a safe and successful start to the school year and with appropriate measures in place, Nova Scotia public school gyms will gradually reopen to community groups for physical activity and sports.“We know the important role school facilities have in ...

Updates on fall recreation

**** HRM Media Release Updates on fall recreation The following is an update on fall recreation programming and the reopening of facilities. ​ ​ ​ Recreation programming Fall recreation programming will be returning across the region, with registration opening on Thursday, Oct. 8. ​ Programs will be viewable online as of Thursday, Oct. 1 on halifax.ca/myREC. All ...

Gathering Limits for Participants in Performing Arts, Sports to Increase

**** COMMUNITIES Media Release Gathering Limits for Participants in Performing Arts, Sports to Increase ————————————————————— Government is increasing the allowable numbers for participants in performing arts, sport and organized physical activity. Effective Oct. 1, the number of people who can participate in one of these activities without physical distancing will increase from 10 to 50. ...

Government Invests in Museum Infrastructure

**** COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE Release Government Invests in Museum Infrastructure —————————————————————– Museums play an important role in preserving Nova Scotia’s unique history and culture and attracting visitors to the province. That is why government is investing more than $7 million to complete shovel-ready repairs and updates at 11 Nova Scotia Museum sites across the province. “Our museums ...

Women Making Waves 2020

**** East Coast Surf School Release Women Making Waves 2020 East Coast Surf School is offering it’s 4th annual women’s surfing clinic on Friday, September 18th! (4pm) * Pre-registration is necessary! Please email: event.womenmakingwaves@gmail.com prior to Friday September 18th, 2020 to sign up! Looking for more rad gals to surf with? New to surfing? Feeling the ...

Lawrencetown Beach Surfers Alliance is Super stoked to be hosting the 1st annual LSA kids(grom) surfing competition

**** Via LBSA Hey Kids(big and small), and East Coast Water loving families! Lawrencetown Beach Surfers Alliance is Super stoked to be hosting the 1st annual LSA kids(grom) surfing competition, expression session and outdoor movie night. 🏄♂️🏄♀️ One day Event.. if mother nature cooperates. August 29th – 9am-3pm Surfing event August 29th – Dusk- Outdoor ...

Organizers announce that they are unable to offer an in-person Blue Nose Marathon experience in 202020.

**** Info via Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon Blue Nose Nation, thank you for your patience. We’ve made an official decision on the 2020 edition of the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon. Being the largest organized fitness event in Atlantic Canada is both a blessing and a burden in these challenging times. We’re so proud to welcome ...

Nova Scotia Angling Licences Available Online

**** FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE Media Release Nova Scotia Angling Licences Available Online ————————————————————- Anglers in Nova Scotia can now purchase their general and salmon sportfishing licences online. “Sportfishing is a popular past time and thousands of licences are sold every year,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell. “We are modernizing the purchase and delivery of general ...

Provincial Campgrounds Open to Atlantic Provinces, More Campsites

**** LANDS/FORESTRY Media Releases Provincial Campgrounds Open to Atlantic Provinces, More Campsites ————————————————————– Campers from all four Atlantic provinces can reserve and enjoy their spots at any of Nova Scotia’s 20 provincial campgrounds starting today, July 3. With further easing of public health restrictions, the province will also open more than 300 additional campsites at ...

Practice sober and respectful operation of boats and watercraft

**** RCMP Media Release Practice sober and respectful operation of boats and watercraft In Nova Scotia, the RCMP treats all cases of operating a boat or personal watercraft while impaired the same that they would a case of impaired driving. The fines and penalties are the same in order to reflect the severity of impaired ...

Halifax Common Skate Park repairs to begin Wednesday, June 24

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Common Skate Park repairs to begin Wednesday, June 24 ​The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that repairs to the Halifax Common Skate Park are scheduled from Wednesday, June 24 to Friday, July 10. Crews will be on site from 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. ​ Construction access to the ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is offering new recreation opportunities for residents of all ages this summer

**** HRM Media Release The Halifax Regional Municipality is offering new recreation opportunities for residents of all ages this summer. ​ REC Van The REC Van visits parks and greenspaces annually throughout the municipality in July and August providing free recreational sports and activities to children, youth, families and seniors. The van is stacked with ...

Response to COVID-19: Update to Parks & Recreation – Playgrounds

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Response to COVID-19: Update to Parks & Recreation – Playgrounds  The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ Following the provincial public health update regarding access to playgrounds, all municipal playgrounds are now open effective immediately. ​ Staff are ...

Guidelines Released for Summer Day Camps

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Guidelines Released for Summer Day Camps —————————————————————- Day camps across Nova Scotia can reopen provided they have a plan in place to address public health measures. Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, released COVID-19 guidelines all summer day camps must follow, today, June 12. “With these guidelines, children will ...

Free Fishing June 6 and 7

**** FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE Media Release Free Fishing June 6 and 7 —————————————————————- Nova Scotians are encouraged to try sportfishing during the annual Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend, June 6 and June 7. Anglers can fish without a general fishing licence on those dates. All bag limits and other regulations still apply. Anglers must also take precautions to ...

Virtual 5k Olivia’s AT Warriors coming in June

**** Info via  Canadahelps.org Virtual 5k Olivia’s AT Warriors We are on a mission to raise money to help find a cure for Ataxia Telangiectasia or AT. We will be running or walking a Virtual 5k on June 20th, 2020. We are doing this for all AT kids, but also for one in particular, 7 ...

Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Enforcement

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Enforcement The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. The municipality is committed to taking important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19. There are no reductions in public safety service levels. All essential services of the ...

Mark your calendars for a fall Bluenose Marathon

**** Bluenose Marathon Release Join us for all the fun and excitement of Blue Nose in November. Myles has decided to throw on some plaid, have a slice of pumpkin pie, jump in a pile of leaves and of course Giv’er Good! We did our very best to pick a date that wouldn’t interfere with ...

Due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, the IIHF Council has agreed to cancel the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship

**** IIHF Publication / Adam Steiss Due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the IIHF Council has agreed today to cancel the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, following a recommendation by public health experts. Subject to formal approval by the IIHF Congress, the 2020 hosts cities Halifax and Truro will instead ...

(Rescheduled) WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley is coming to Halifax for the UCW’s 13th Anniversary Show (fun!)

**** Event info via UCW Update Mick Foley! This looks fun. !!Huge News!!! UCW’s 13th Anniversary Show details We have news regarding the UCW Anniversary shows. We have officially postponed the May 8th and May 9th events that were scheduled for the Spryfield Lions Rink. The new dates will be September 11th & September 12th ...