Oil Kings

Edmonton Oil Kings

Arena Name: Edmonton Downtown Community Arena
Capacity: 1000
Built: 2016
Address: 10245 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5H 2T3
Ice Surface Size: Regulation
Last Game: 2021


 Downtown Community Arena

Downtown Community Arena

 What's the Arena Like?

When the Edmonton Oilers opened their new arena in 2016, a community-use arena was built as a part of Rogers Place, not just to give back to the community, but also to be used as a practice facility for both the Oilers and Oil Kings. The arena, a community rink in every sense of the word, was never intended to be used for any kind of ticketed events, but when the WHL announced their delayed 2020-21 season would be played in front of no spectators, it made sense for the Oil Kings not to pay to run the lights and AV equipment at the big rink. So, for that one season, the Oil Kings played at this, the least likely season-length home arena in CHL history.

Downtown Community Arena sits attached to Rogers Place, though the entrance is separated from the big rink, and most community users enter off 105 Ave and never enter the main arena. Inside, it's a sheet of ice, with one side of blue bench seating rising from the arena floor to concourse level of Rogers Place.

I don't have anything else to say about this one. No fans ever watched a game here, and it never would have happened without the pandemic. More than anything else, it's just nice that despite the CHL's best efforts, we still haven't killed the idea of crazy one-off rinks hosting junior hockey.

 Inside Downtown Community Arena

Downtown Community Arena

 What's It Used for Today?
Downtown Community Arena is still used as, well, as a downtown community arena. It's also home to the Oilers' and Oil Kings' practice facility.

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Last Revised: October 31, 2021