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With its stunning curvilinear architecture and an interior that’ll make you think you just stepped onto the Starship Enterprise, Rogers Place is sure to make your jaw drop. Home to Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, the arena features state of the art technology including the largest high definition screen in the NHL.
Mosey underneath Ford Hall, the public pedway over 104th ave, to see the Oilers Hall of Fame, complete with five replica Stanley Cups, jerseys and memorabilia from the Oilers glory years. And don’t miss your chance to grab a selfie with the statue of the Great One himself, Wayne Gretzky.
Head upstairs inside Ford Hall and be wowed by the forty-five foot diameter circular mosaic created by renowned Aboriginal artist Alex Janvier. Named Tsa Tsa Ke K’e (Iron Foot Place), the mosaic features nearly one million byzantine smalti glass tiles arranged in sweeping, colourful lines to symbolize the land where Edmonton calls home. And don’t miss Rogers Place’s other public art pieces including Essential Tree in the northwest plaza, Skater’s Arch in the northeast plaza and 9 Figures in Motion with a Puck at the entrance to the Downtown Community Arena.
Rogers Place is just one part of the new Ice District in the heart of downtown. Want a taste of Vegas? Hit the slots at the Grand Villa Casino next to Rogers Place and indulge in some fine dining at Atlas Steak + Fish. Not a gambler? Visit the Downtown Community Arena next door to go skating or to catch a local university game. Don’t have a ticket to the big game or concert? The Molson Canadian Hockey House in Ford Hall is open to the public and features big screen TVs, food and plenty of cold beer to wash it all down.