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Skating Rinks

Outdoor Rinks

Skating Lessons and Clubs

Skate Sharpening

Skating Rinks

Acadia Rink, Wolfville

Berwick Arena  – Skates and helmets available to borrow

Glooscap arena, Canning – Helmets are available to borrow. They are mandatory for the rink. 582-3727.

Greenwood Gardens Arena

Kentville Centennial Arena 

Kingston Credit union Centre

Lawrencetown Youth Arena – Skates and helmets available to borrow

Middleton Arena

Windsor Exhibition Arena

Outdoor Rinks

Please make sure these are well frozen before skating!

Annapolis Royal – There is an outdoor rink on St. Anthony Street, across from the EHS station.

Bridgetown – there is an outdoor rink at the Trojan Sport Centre.

Burlington – They will be open every Sunday 2 to 4 , weather permitting. Best of all, NO CHARGE! The Burlington is committed to providing opportunities for everyone. Donations to their skate exchange are always welcome so everyone can take part.

Coldbrook – the rink in Coldbrook is behind the Lions Club. Turn down the road by Foodland (South Bishop Road) in Coldbrook and then turn in the Lions’ drive way and follow it around to the back where the man-made rink is located. It is lit and there is no charge for usage. There is a little shelter for changing into your skates. The rink is really good for young families because they have posted hours that are hockey-free. No pucks or sticks allowed on the ice from 1-4 and 6-9 pm daily.

Falmouth – the Falmouth District School has an outdoor skating rink that is used by students during the day and the public on evenings and weekends. MAP

Hantsport – has an outdoor rink on the community centre grounds in front of the tennis courts. It is lit at night.

Kentville – there is an outdoor pond near the new KCA school beside the soccer dome. Access it from West Main Street.

Another outdoor pond is in Oakdene park off Oakdene Ave. It may not always be cleared, so bring a shovel. 

KingstonStronach Park – There is a flag system in place to indicate ice conditions. A red flag means no skating and a green flag is an invitation to skate at your own risk. Another outdoor rink is located at the Kingston Tennis Courts.

Middleton – Centennial Park has an outdoor rink.

New Minas – Rink is located beside the skate park, on Commercial St in New Minas.

Port Williams Pond, Belcher Street – lights for skating at night and a change room available. Bring your shovel to clear the ice. OR head to Collins Road to a man-made rink at Bennedict soccer fields.

Windsor, Long Pond – The pond is open to the public, however, it all depends on weather (if we’ve had snow, we need a day or so to clear pond and clear road to pond). The pond is a good 10 minute walk from the Dill Farm yard. Stop in the yard and ask before they go back. We don’t want anyone getting stuck. Pond is open to public during the day only. We have no lights set up for night skating. MAP

Woodville, Highway 221 – behind the Fire Hall. The parking lot is behind the hall, then you’ll see a shed and a pole with a light on it where the rink is. You can even skate at night, you just open the box on the pole and turn the light on. Be careful not to park in the Twin Mt Construction truck parking area.


Skating Clubs and Lessons

Annapolis Valley Speed Skating – has regular practices at Credit Union Centre in Kingston. We have two sessions which are 50 min in length each. The Learn to Skate Program which most would enter into.Competitive/Recreational which is for more advanced skaters but speed skating is for all ages and abilities. Facebook

Can Skate Program, Kentville – Kentville CanSkate is a dynamic learn-to-skate program that focuses on fun, participation, and basic skating skills development. The program runs on Sunday evenings at the Kentville Arena and is hosted by the Kentville Silver Gliders, the oldest skating club in Nova Scotia! Please contact for more information. 

Greenwood Skating Club Greenwood Gardens – 765-6645.

Middleton Skating Club

Lawrencetown Youth Arena offers the Canskate program in the winter months.

Riverview Skating Club, in Windsor, are the only Skate Canada member club in West Hants and have been offering our programs for over 35 years. We offer programs for any and all skaters from Beginners to Competitive, pre-schoolers to adults. We conduct three 10-week sessions throughout the year beginning just after Labour Day and ending in mid-April.

Quick Start Program – learn to play hockey and skate.  Age 4 and up at the Acadia Arena in Wolfville.

Wolfville Skating Club – a SkateCanada member club offering the learn to skate program for students aged 3 and up and StarSkate for those waiting to learn more. Visit for more details on programming and fees.


Skate Sharpening 

Axe’s Edge Skate Sharpening: Location: North End of Arena at Acadia, Hours Of Operation: Daily 11 am –  5 pm. Contact: 542- 5349, e-mail

Dennis Boucher – located in Kentville. Will sharpen hockey skates for $5.50 and figure skates for $8.00. Open 9-5 Wednesday through Friday and 9-2 on Saturdays. Located on the corner of Mee Road and Mountain View Street in Kentville. 670-1088.  He also has used skates for sale.

Granville Street Skates, Bridgetown – Skate Sharpening Service at my home. Please contact me through Facebook, messenger, or on my cell 902-309-0339 to make arrangements for drop off and pick up. I will be installing a drop-off/pickup box soon to streamline the process. $5/pair

Spoke and Note, Windsor – Now has a skate sharpening machine available. 

Straightline Precision Skate Sharpening  – located in Kentville in the Centennial Arena. It offers traditional Radius Of Hollow (ROH) and Blademaster BFD Flatbottom sharpening, as well as, sharpening for goalie and figure skates. Phone 902-300-3304EMAIL

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