go to content

The Area Around Edmonton's New Arena Will Be Called "Ice District" Because Of Hockey Or Whatever

Just don't call it THE Ice District.

Posted on

They were also very clear that it is Ice District. Not The Ice District. Ice District.

It's "Ice District" not "The Ice District." #icedistrict #cbc

Anyway. The Ice District was officially announced at noon Monday, but a video showcasing what's to come leaked early.

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

In addition to a new home for the Edmonton Oilers, the 25-acre The Ice District is set to include a casino, movie theatre, community rink, luxury hotel and hip young people in hats.

The Ice District was named by Daryl Katz, a businessman who owns the Oilers and has been a controversial player in the new arena's development.

Naturally, people are making fun of The Ice District.

Ice Ice District! Nah nah nah nah nah.... #Oilers #icedistrict

The more I say it the more it feels like the name of a forbidden zone in a dystopian sci fi. Ice District.

Ice District? That's not really narrowing things down much in Edmonton six months of the year.

The Ice District? Is that near the Hammock District? #yeg #IceDistrict

Did some digging, found out the person behind Ice District

I bet the meth addicts hanging around the new arena are quite amused with it being renamed "The Ice District." #yegarena

Rogers Place, the "anchor" of The Ice District, is set to be completed in fall of 2016.

Lauren Strapagiel is Managing Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto, Canada.

Contact Lauren Strapagiel at lauren.strapagiel@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.