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HRM and RBC partner to organize Active Halifax Communities Skate Drive 2010

(November 29, 2010) The Active Halifax Communities Skate Drive 2010 is designed to collect ice skates for use at the Canada Games Speed Skating Oval on the Halifax Commons. Opening in December, the Canada Games Oval will be available for public use free of charge. The mission of this program is to accumulate enough skates to loan to anyone needing a pair - free of charge.

Skates can be dropped off at all RBC locations across HRM. To organize a pickup of skates from a business or organization email The Active Halifax Communities Skate Drive will run until December 17th.

If individuals have skates in the basement that no longer fit, are collecting dust and taking up space, this is an opportunity to clear out the clutter and put them to good use. Children, youth and inexperienced skaters will all benefit from a donation.

Once the temporary Oval on the commons is dismantled, the collected skates will be organized so they can be borrowed by community groups, rinks who offer free skating programs and schools. This will keep the collected skates in good use for years to come!

For more information please visit or contact Gerard Bray, Skate Drive Coordinator.



Gerard Bray
Skate Drive Coordinator




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