One guess as to the new name of Edmonton’s hockey arena project…
Being billed as “a celebration of Edmonton’s winter city status and the sport that fuels our passion,” Ice District started when Daryl Katz partnered with the City of Edmonton to build Rogers Place, a new home of the Edmonton Oilers. In 2012, Katz Group joined forces with WAM Development Group to create the EAD Joint Venture, today known as Ice District Properties, the mixed-use development surrounding the arena. The project spans more than 25 acres in the heart of Edmonton, and will link the four quadrants of the city to the urban core. Ice District will extend from 101st Street to 104th Street and from 103rd Avenue to 106th Avenue.
Rogers Place will be completed in fall 2016 and serve as the anchor of Ice District. The arena will be connected to the Edmonton Downtown Community Arena, the MacEwan LRT Station and the Winter Garden. In addition to Rogers Place, the first phase of Ice District will include a luxury hotel, two AAA office towers with the City of Edmonton and Stantec as the anchor tenants, condominiums and apartments, restaurants, the Grand Villa Edmonton casino, a Cineplex theatre complex, a Kids & Company child care centre and retail options including boutique shops, a grocery store and a Rexall pharmacy.