Two Sports Eateries to Open at ICE District


EDMONTON — ICE District Properties plans to open two new restaurant concepts at Edmonton’s ICE District in early 2021.

The CANADIAN ICEhouse and The Banquet are the latest additions to ICE District’s growing list of tenants. The two new eateries will be located in ICE District’s newest development, Block BG — formerly the Greyhound-terminal site.

The CANADIAN ICEhouse will bring a unique spin to the already well-known Canadian Brewhouse brand, which opened its first restaurant in Edmonton in 2002. The three-floor concept will feature wall-to-wall sports coverage on a variety of screens. The top-level will span more than 10,000 sq. ft. and will be Edmonton’s largest rooftop patio once completed. The patio will overlook ICE District Plaza and Rogers Place and be fitted with fireplaces, outdoor games and more. Restaurant guests who wish to skate at the soon-to-be-completed ICE District Plaza skating rink will also get the added benefit of having their skates sharpened while they eat — a complimentary service offered by the establishment.

The CANADIAN ICEhouse will also offer an expertly crafted sub-zero vodka tasting in the ICE room — a room entirely composed of blocks of ice and snow. This immersive experience includes an in-house vodka expert, a diverse selection of unique vodka samples and provides guests with a Canada Gooseparka to keep warm while in the ice room.

The Banquet will be Edmonton’s newest social playground where patrons can enjoy regulation-sized bowling lanes, shuffleboard, ping-pong tables and more. Starting on the second floor, The Banquet’s two-level concept will provide guests an assortment of customized dishes and signature drink-menu options, as well as an array of entertainment. ICE District will be The Banquet’s third location in Alberta.

“The CANADIAN ICEhouse and The Banquet are exciting new additions to our latest construction phase, Block BG, which will provide fun and unique amenities to residents and visitors alike, making the District the place to be year-round,” says Tim Shipton, SVP, Communications and Government Relations, ICE District. “Adding the popular Brewhouse brand further builds the ICE District reputation as a prime destination for locals and visitors who are looking for a night of endless entertainment, from a meal before a hockey game to overlooking events in ICE District Plaza.”

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