Outdoor Skating

Looking for somewhere outside to skate in the sun?  We are working on creating a comprehensive list of places to take your skates.  As much as we all love to skate in our driveways (or parking lots, or streets, or basketball courts, etc.) it is a real treat to find a nice outdoor trail.  

Have somewhere in your area to suggest?  Email info@coffinskate.com to have your favourite skate spot added to the list.

New Brunswick


Fredericton has 20+ km of paved trails, with both sides of the Saint John river connected by a walking bridge.  The majority of it is connected, with a couple of shorter paths separate.  More information can be found by accessing the Fredericton Trail Guide.  There is also a local trail skating group that communicate their meetups via facebook.

Nova Scotia

Halifax Regional Municipality

The Emera Oval

The Emera Oval is located on the Halifax North Common at the corner of North Park Street and Cogswell Street.  The oval is a concrete surface and covered in ice for skating in the winter.  During the summer you can rent inline & roller skates, bikes, scooters, helmets and protective gear for FREE with a piece of ID. (available only during public skate times.  See the online schedule for more information.)  You can even check out the weather conditions of the path with the live streaming webcam!

Length: Approx 400m (one lap)

Chain of Lakes Trail

This is a favourite trail among the locals.  Hidden behind a residential area, most of the trail is surrounded by trees and even passes beside the Chain Lakes.  A beautiful skate on sunny days. Starts on Joseph Howe Drive across form the Superstore.  It continues through Bayers Lake Business Park and ends at the Lakeside Business Park where it connects to the Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Trail (not paved).  This trail is primarily asphalt and does not loop.

Length: 7.25km (one way)



Open Hearth Park

Open Hearth Park is located in Harbourside Commercial Park in the city of Sydney, Nova Scotia. The park was designed as a park facility for people of all ages. Paved pathways wind through the park providing excellent areas for casual outdoor walking. For runners and bikers the park offers a variety of trails that can serve as training facility where organized runs could be hosted. Natural open spaces provide areas of recreation for families and sports enthusiasts. Explore the features of Open Hearth Park and plan a day trip!

Length: Various trails ranging from 85 m to 1581 m