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The "Finest Arena in the World"

Rogers Place and the Ice District
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of Ice District JV

Image courtesy of OEG

Image courtesy of OEG

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“It is the most stunning piece of architecture and entrance to a building I have seen in my career.”

Susan Darrington
General Manager, Rogers Place

Rogers Place and the Ice District meld an iconic architectural design and new development with Edmonton’s well-established commercial and residential neighborhoods.

HOK, in association with ATB and Dialog, was commissioned by the city of Edmonton and the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers to design a new arena and to oversee the master plan of an adjacent mixed-use district and plaza. The arena and district represent a significant reinvestment in the city fabric by the Oilers Entertainment Group.

One of the challenges was connecting the arena to the Ice District and Edmonton’s downtown. HOK and planners proposed extending the arena’s footprint over the main thoroughfare—104 Avenue—to connect the two parcels of land identified for development. This elevated, multipurpose entryway, dubbed the Winter Garden, is enhanced by street-level commercial development. The covered extension creates bold connectivity, a physical presence and a distinctive brand identity that reinforces the street grid and activates Rogers Place and the Ice District year-round.

The Ice District, envisioned in collaboration with Shugarman Architecture, WAM Development and Hariri Pontarini Architects, will be a lively mixed-use development spanning 25 acres. The district includes a community rink, private development, office development, residential units and parking spaces, as well as a connection to an existing light-rail system.

Rogers Place is scheduled for completion in 2016 and the Ice District will be fully built out by 2019-2020, providing a right-sized entertainment destination for Edmonton.

The fan-oriented arena and adjacent Ice District are expected to invigorate the urban core and catalyze additional downtown development while extending Edmonton’s existing footprint and communicating its civic character.

An Edmonton Sun writer recently wrote that Rogers Place “will be the finest arena anywhere in the world.”

LEED CERTIFICATION

LEED-NC Silver anticipated

SIZE

Arena: 18,500 seats
Ice District: 25 acres / 10 hectares

SERVICES

Architecture
Facility Programing
Graphics
Interior Design
Master Planning

25,000

Square feet of programmable space that can be converted for commercial or private uses on non-event days

1,250

Number of TV monitors in the arena to keep people connected to the event

 

NEWS

4 May 2016
“Rogers Place Hockey and Concert Arena Takes Shape in Edmonton, Canada”
Leisure Week

15 March 2016
“A Bridge to the Future”
Civil Engineering

Winter 2016
“Winter is Coming: Explore the C$2B ICE District and Rogers Place in Edmonton”
SEAT Magazine

29 January 2016
“Rogers Place Arena’s Winter Garden Has Gone From ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ to Building’s Jewel”
Edmonton Sun

13 January 2016
“Las Vegas’ NHL Arena is Great, but Edmonton’s Will be the Best on the Planet”
Edmonton Sun

19 October 2015
“Next-Generation Stadiums in the Works Across North America”
Curbed

29 June 2015
“Rogers Place Inspires Other Development in Downtown Edmonton”
Sports Business Journal