Ice, camera, action!

Cenovus hosts skating soirée in Cold Lake to celebrate the Cenovus Energy Arena

The newly named Cenovus Energy Arena within the Cold Lake Energy Centre is more than just a frozen surface for skating. It symbolizes a shared vision, a place where community bonds are forged, and young dreams take to the ice. It’s an investment in the future of a community where Cenovus has deep roots and a rich history. By providing a safe and welcoming space for youth to learn and play, we hope to inspire the next generation of athletes, artists, and leaders. Whether it’s a child taking their first wobbly steps on skates or a seasoned hockey player perfecting their slapshot, the rink represents possibility and potential for our staff in the region, their families, and the broader community.

To mark the occasion, Cenovus collaborated with the City of Cold Lake to host a memorable community skating party. The event brought together approximately 150 Cold Lake residents of all ages. Focused on family-friendly fun, the skating event featured a guided skate with Olympic athletes Brooklyn McDougall and Tyson Langelaar, as well as a performance by youth drummers from Cold Lake First Nations. Local balloon artist Dan the Balloon Man was there along with face painting and glitter tattoo artists, plus a photo booth station.

“We believe in investing in the regions where our employees live, work and play, and in helping to build resilient communities,” said Keith Chiasson, Cenovus Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer. “We hope the Cenovus Energy Arena will become an additional gathering place for the community, providing an engaging venue for physical activity and creating new opportunities for community connections.” 

Cenovus’s commitment to the region extends beyond sponsorship. With approximately 500 Cenovus staff members residing in the Cold Lake area—many of whom work at the nearby Foster Creek and Christina Lake operations—the company is deeply woven into the fabric of this vibrant community in northern Alberta. 

Last updated: May 2024

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