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MacEwan University to partner in new Downtown Community Rink

by Staff Writer / Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton— The Board of Governors at MacEwan University has agreed to support, in principle, partnering with the City of Edmonton in the development of the Downtown Community Rink. The proposed cost for the Downtown Community Rink is $21 million.

It is being proposed that MacEwan University contribute $2 million in one-time funding towards this project. In return, MacEwan University would have access to the new Downtown Community Rink for its interuniversity sport, recreational and academic programming, when the Community Rink is completed.

The funds will be used to increase seating capacity as per Canada West/Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) requirements. MacEwan University is currently in the process of seeking admission to Canada West/CIS Athletics Associations.

Founded in 1971, MacEwan University is a comprehensive university offering more than 65 programs including undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, diplomas, certificates, continuing education and corporate training. Its philosophy of inspiring minds, academic excellence, and providing career opportunities continues to be its guide as it serves the educational needs of students across Alberta, Canada and the world.

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