Goodbye Northlands Coliseum: free farewell events next weekend


Northlands Coliseum is going out with a bang.

A free Farewell Weekend at the site is being hosted next Friday, Dec. 15 to Sunday, Dec. 17.

Events include:
– Fri., Dec. 15: Spruce Grove Saints vs. Okotoks Oilers; doors open at 6 p.m., game 7 p.m. Ryan Smyth’s Spruce Grove Saints will face off against the Okotoks Oilers in a free charity hockey game to kick off the weekend. All individuals who attend will receive one a ballot for a chance to win authentic Northlands Coliseum seats signed by Ryan Smyth. Free tickets can be accessed through northlands.com/northlands-coliseum-farewell-weekend.

– Sat., Dec. 16: Pancake breakfast, public skate and open house. Skating, with 45-minute intervals on the hour, runs from from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who want to partake in the skate must register in advance through northlands.com/northlands-coliseum-farewell-weekend. The free pancake breakfast will take place inside Northlands Coliseum from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The breakfast is open to the public and can be accessed from the North East entrance. Parking will be free at Northlands Coliseum.

– Sun., Dec. 17: Multicultural round dance. Doors open at 3 p.m., round dance begins 4 p.m. Treaty Six will gather for a Multicultural Round Dance presented by Candora Society. Local Indigenous artisans will have handcrafted items available for purchase. Anyone is welcome to attend, and this event does not require a ticket. Parking will be free at Northlands Coliseum.

Northlands Coliseum — a gathering space since 1974 — will be closing at the end of December.

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Source:: Edmonton Journal

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