This blog provides interesting facts, activities and hot spots about Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Halifax is very active when hosting different types of events. Events can vary from concerts, celebrations or a myriad of festivals, allowing tourists and locals the opportunity to enjoy endless entertainment. This year Halifax was selected to host the 2011 Canada Winter Games. This event has generated a lot of buzz around town and new buildings, structures and public venues have taken over the city. One addition that has been a huge success for the city is the Olympic size speed skating oval. The oval was made available to the public two months prior to the games. The oval was open for public skates during designated times for a majority of the holidays. During the public skating hours, the oval was constantly busy and clearly enjoyed by all. For the community the oval has given individuals a place to get exercise and socialize during the winter months. Since the oval has created such a great space for the community, people now feel that after the games are over; the oval should stay for future winter seasons.
Another major addition to the city is the Canada Games Centre. This centre was built to host badminton, swimming and gymnastics. The centre has three full-size gymnasiums with a 200-meter indoor track and eight-lane swimming pool. The Canada Games Centre is now considered the premier high-performance athletic training facility in Eastern Canada. Halifax has not only been fortunate to host the 2011 games, but now the city can benefit from all the new state of the art facilities for future years.