Oil Barons Expanding to Accommodate Everybody

The Fort McMurray Oil Barons play as the Casman Centre and have recently completed an expansion of the facility. Recently the mayor and team president got together to cut the ribbon, along with officials from the North Alberta Athletics Association and from the Casman Group. The ribbon- cutting revealed the new Casman Centre, which is now a community hub.

The new facility features a 1,533-seat arena with a 147-seat amphitheatre. They also added a new parking lot to make parking less of a hassle for the games. They also added a new canteen and kitchen to the home rink of the Oil Barons, along with a multi-purpose room for private events. They also added a pottery studio, which the Fort McMurray Potters' Guild will be operating.

These new features will provide even more for the residents of Fort McMurray to enjoy. Not only can you take in a fun hockey game, but you can also book the facility for events, enjoy the pottery studio and enjoy all the other additions to the Casman Centre.

The centre has been upgraded to become a modern facility capable of attracting concerts, sporting events and plenty of other fun events. It's better than ever and many believe this is a step in the right direction for the city of Fort McMurray.

About the Casman Centre

The Casman Centre used to be known as the Thickwood Heights Arena. They hosted the 2004 Arctic Winter Games, the Junior Red and White Hockey Game in 2011 and many other events. Most recently, the arena was the host for the 2015 Canadian Ringette Championships. They have also seen many bands, such as Collective Soul, Nazareth, Great Big Sea and Our Lady Peace performed at the arena.

With the new expansion, the centre is better than ever. Make sure you get out this season for an event or an Oil Barons game and check out the new features.

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