Central Commons Park community ice rink now open

The Central Commons Park community ice rink officially opened

After 7 years of development, the outdoor refrigerated ice rink at University District’s Central Common Park is officially open as of Sunday. 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Sunday with dignitaries, developers and community members. Hundreds came out to the event, with hot cider and free skate sharpening taking place.

The rink is similar to that of Olympic Plaza but on a larger surface and flanked by retail stores and the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

During the summer holidays the area will be grassy and used to host festivals and summer events.

Ward 7 Councillor. Terry Wong says the city is looking at developing other communities similarly.

“The fifty-fifty growth development, we would like to build those,” he said.

“Not just taking those single family houses and knocking them down and building fourplexes but building communities like this, where you get more densification in one common area.”

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