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Ice District

Ice District is a $2.5 billion mixed-use sports and entertainment district currently being developed on 25 acres of land in Downtown, Edmonton, Alberta. [1]

Contents

  • Landmarks 1
    • Rogers Place 1.1
    • Winter garden 1.2
    • Two new office buildings 1.3
    • MacEwan LRT Station 1.4
    • Public plaza 1.5
    • Four-star hotel 1.6
    • Community arena 1.7
    • Grand Villa Edmonton Casino 1.8
    • Cineplex theatre 1.9
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Landmarks

Rogers Place

Rogers Place, the future home arena for the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL, will be the main attraction of the district. Opening in 2016, it will seat 18,500 people for hockey games.[2] The cost of the arena is expected to be $480 million. [3]

Winter garden

A 34,000 square foot, climate-controlled facility will span 104 Avenue. It will be a public gathering space and will connect the LRT with the grand entrance of Rogers Place. There will also be a pedway connection to the new Delta Hotel. It is expected to open in September 2016 at a cost of $56.5 million. [4]

Two new office buildings

Two new office buildings will be built in the district. Stantec Tower, the new headquarters of Stantec, will be the tallest building in Edmonton at 66 storeys [5] high and at a height of 250.8 metres. Thirty-three storeys will be for residential units. [6] The City of Edmonton is building a 27-storey office building. It is expected to open in fall of 2016. [7]

MacEwan LRT Station

The district will be served by LRT at MacEwan Station, located just north of Rogers Place.[8]

Public plaza

There will be a 50,000 square feet public plaza. [9]

Four-star hotel

In 2018, Delta Hotels will be opening a 26-storey, 362 room hotel. [10]

Community arena

The Edmonton Downtown Community Arena will be the home arena of the MacEwan University Griffins hockey teams, and will host practices for the Oilers and the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL. It will have a seating capacity of 1000. [11]

Grand Villa Edmonton Casino

Currently known as the Baccarat Casino, it will be moving in summer of 2016 into a new 125,000 square feet facility next to Rogers Place. [12]

Cineplex theatre

Located on 103 Street between 103 Avenue and 104 Avenue, it will have two large format screens and five licensed VIP screens. There will also be a lounge.[13]

References

  1. ^ Marty Klinkenberg. "Edmonton warms up to chilly reputation with new Ice District". The Globe and Mail. 
  2. ^ Claire Theobald. "From above and around Edmonton's Rogers Place arena construction". Edmonton Sun. 
  3. ^ "The Agreement". City of Edmonton. 
  4. ^ Kevin Maimann. "Downtown Edmonton arena: Winter Garden renderings". Edmonton Sun. 
  5. ^ https://twitter.com/declorg/status/642376194109796352 DECL on Twitter
  6. ^ CBC. "62-storey tower to be built in downtown Edmonton". CBC. 
  7. ^ Slav Kornik. "Edmonton skyline to change with construction of new tower". Global. 
  8. ^ Rogers Place. "EAD joint venture announces Gateway Casinos & Entertainment as new addition to the Edmonton arena district". Rogers Place. 
  9. ^ "Public Plaza". 
  10. ^ "EAD joint venture announces Delta Hotels and Resorts as hotel partner in the Edmonton arena district" (PDF). 
  11. ^ "Rogers Place". Ice District. 
  12. ^ Kevin Maimann. "Baccarat Casino moving to a new building in Edmonton's downtown arena district". Edmonton Sun. 
  13. ^ Metro. "Cineplex announces new VIP theatres in Edmonton Arena District". Mero. 

External links

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