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"The Thistle Rink." Best Edmonton Stories. Anthony Cashman, 71-72. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1976. Access Our Future, Our Past.

AB: This story is part of a series originally compiled for a 1951 radio program on CJCA entitled, "Edmonton Stories." It is a reminiscent look back at the Thistle rink, as well as the South Side Covered rink and the intense level of competition and enthusiasm that the fans shared during the games, especially the hockey games and particularly between Strathcona and the hated Edmonton Thistles. This story also illustrates the community support for the arenas, as the neighboring hotels understood its importance for their business patronage, and so contributed to the building of Edmonton's first baseball park in 1907 known as Diamond Park.

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