Edmonton Ice District declares fan park that includes three out of doors rinks

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Construction has begun on a new “Fan Park” in Edmonton’s ICE District and plans are in place to host events beginning in late December.

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Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) announced a new outdoor multipurpose space on the property of the former Baccarat Casino just east of Rogers Place between 102 and 101 Streets.

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The space will include a large fenced programmable space, art installations and greenery, and will be designed to host festivals, sports and a host of other events from public events, exhibitions and live entertainment.

This will be “an opportunity for more vibrancy and new and unique events,” said Stu Ballantyne, OEG’s President and Chief Operating Officer, in a press release. “We look forward to welcoming Edmonton residents to the new Ice District Fan Park for a wide variety of concerts, festivals, sporting events and other year-round family entertainment.”

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Corey Smith, executive chairman of the Edmonton Oilers Charity Foundation (EOCF), said they are investing in community and youth sports programs at Fan Park to create a safe space for hockey and other outdoor activities that cater to Edmonton’s inner-city and underrepresented youth central pillar of the charity’s mandate.

“We wanted to provide access to sports, recreation and social opportunities for children from all backgrounds by creating a new and vibrant space for activation while complementing our existing investments in the downtown core, particularly Boyle Street.”

EOCF fan park investments are made possible by supporting Oilers fans through support for programs like 50/50.