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

March 15 1906 (First Meeting of the Legislative Assembly)

A5629 - Opening of Alberta's first Legislature. Photographer C. M. Tait, Edmonton - Thistle Theatre 103 Street - Mar 15 1906

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

1912: An Attempt at Adaptive Reuse…Transforming Thistle Rink into Huge Rooming House

Transforming Thistle Rink into huge rooming house - The Edmonton Bulletin, April 16, 1912 (MORNING EDITION), Page 9, Item Ar00909

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3 thoughts on “Thistle Rink & Theatre (102 Street)

  1. Wilma Fineberg

    Hello, I have an award medal from 1909 for the Alberta Music Festival won by my ancestor. Let me know if you are interested in a scan of the medal.

    Reply
    1. forgottenedmonton Post author

      Thank you for getting in contact. I would be very grateful for that scan! You can share it via the LostYEG Facebook page or, if you’re not on Facebook, I can provide my email address. -Jaron

      Reply
      1. Wilma fineberg

        I am unable to find your facebook page. Just lost pets. You can send me a page invite. I think I have some other things. Search Wilma fineberg

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