Thistle Rink & Theatre (102 Street)

Thistle Rink was built in 1902 and burnt down in 1912. During its lifespan, the rink was a centre of life in Edmonton. It hosted parties (such as the inauguration of Alberta), music and theatre events and sports games. Read more on the history of Edmonton’s arena’s here.

Circa 1912

na-1328-64888 - Gathering of presswomen of Alberta and British Columbia, Edmonton, Alberta. - Edmonton Daily Capital at 635 2nd Street - Circa 1912-1914

na-1328-64889 - Presswomen of Alberta and British Columbia driving, Edmonton, Alberta. - 102 Street - ca 1912-1914

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na-1328-64889 - Presswomen of Alberta and British Columbia driving, Edmonton, Alberta. - 102 Street - Now

1900s – Interior View (Hockey Practice)

Vivid Print - thistle-rink-hockey-practice-edmonton - 1900

1909 – Interior Views

A5625 - Thistle Rink for the Hospital Fair in Edmonton, Alberta. - 1909

A5626 - Thistle Rink for the Hospital Fair in Edmonton, Alberta. - 1909

PC012146 - Thistle Rink Edmonton Alta. Visit of Earl Grey - 1909

May 5 1910 – Interior View (First Alberta Music Festival)

A11409 -  first Alberta Musical Festival at the Thistle Theatre - 102 Street - May 5 1910