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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.
1900s – Interior View (Hockey Practice)
March 15 1906 (First Meeting of the Legislative Assembly)
1909 – Interior Views
May 5 1910 – Interior View (First Alberta Music Festival)
1912: An Attempt at Adaptive Reuse…Transforming Thistle Rink into Huge Rooming House