Haligonians officially have a warm space to change their skates at the Halifax Common. Councillor Jennifer Watts (District 8 – Peninsula), assisted by Mayor Mike Savage, cut the ribbon on the new pavilion at the Emera Oval yesterday.
The Halifax Regional Municipality spent $2.5 million on the pavilion project over four years. The city approved the final budget last April.
At the building, Haligonians can borrow skates of various sizes for free. Visitors also have access to washrooms and benches to take skates on and off. Some staff say they appreciate the warm facility and wide space to work.
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