Sports and Rec

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 ...