What a fabulous skate! I began the day with an hour of skating at the Canada Games Oval in Halifax. Public skating began at 9:30 am and was not crowded at all – it was quite lovely gliding along. By 10 am there were a lot more people. No, this is not walking (or hiking) and it is going around a track – but whizzing down the track with the wind fluttering my hat and hair is just wonderful. And the great thing about skating is you don’t actually have to go that fast (I certainly don’t) to get this feeling.
The city of Halifax is contributing the Speed Skating Oval to the Canada Games 2011. From now until the games in February there is skating almost every day. Skating is free and at different times over the day.