ICE District and OEG Sports & Entertainment have officially opened ICE District Plaza in downtown Edmonton, the social hub at the heart of Canada’s largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district.
The ICE District development is the vision of born-and-raised Edmontonian Daryl Katz, owner of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club and founder and chairman of Katz Group. With more than 50,000 sq. ft. of space, the ICE District Plaza can host markets, festivals, concerts and any other large gathering.
“It is thrilling to see this vision come to life,” said Stu Ballantyne, president and chief operating officer, Rogers Place and ICE District. “We set out to create a place for visitors to the city and Edmontonians alike to gather and experience the very best the city has to offer, and we could not be happier with the product. I speak for our entire team at ICE District when I say that we can’t wait to continue to create memorable moments and once-in-a-lifetime experiences for anyone who visits ICE District in Downtown Edmonton.”
ICE District is home to a mix of premium office space, high-end residences, a luxury hotel, boutique shops and restaurants, all anchored by Rogers Place, a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility that is home to the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.
The first phase consists of 230,000 square feet of multi-level retail space, including several shopping and first-class dining options, 1.3 million square feet of LEED gold office space, a JW Marriott Hotel that includes 346 hotel rooms and over 16,000 square feet of meeting facilities space, a 47,000 square foot world class Grand Villa Casino, and more than 28,000 square feet of mixed-use public event space in Ford Hall.