Oilers Overview

Fast facts

League: Western Conference Pacific Division

Head Coach: Dave Tippett

Team Mascot: Hunter

Year Opened: 2016

Capacity: 18347

City / State: Edmonton / Alberta

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Battle of Alberta

Rival Team: Calgary Flames

It doesn’t get any better than the Battle of Alberta. There is a strong rivalry between the two cities and it extends to the ice as well. The Oilers and Flames bitter rivalry dates back to 1980 when the Flames relocated to Calgary from Atlanta and has been going strong ever since. The rivalry was at its peak in the 1980s when the two teams were regular contenders for the Cup. Even though both teams have struggled recently, you’ll still find an incredible atmosphere at a Oilers-Flames game.

Oilers vs Kings

Rival Team: Los Angeles Kings

The Oilers-Kings rivalry has been going strong since the Oilers entered the league in 1979. In the Oilers’ first season the young Wayne Gretzky challenged the Kings’ Marcel Dionne for the Art Ross Trophy. The two teams met in the playoffs several times throughout the 1980s, and in 1988 the unthinkable happened when Gretzky was traded to the Kings. The rivalry may not be as fierce as it once was due to the Oilers recent struggles but once they turn the corner, you should find excellent matchups between the Oilers and Kings.

Oilers vs Jets

Rival Team: Winnipeg Jets

The Oilers and Jets rivalry goes back to the WHA and 1972. The Jets dominated the Oilers in the early going winning three AVCO Cups, but once the teams joined the NHL the tables turned with the Oilers becoming a dynasty. The two teams haven’t met in the playoffs in a long time, but that doesn’t mean these two Canadian fan bases don’t have a strong dislike for each other.

Oilers Stadium Guide

In Game

The Oilers made a lot of history at Rexall Place winning five Stanley Cups during their time there. However, they have recently moved into a state of the art hockey palace that has made it easier for fans to leave their beloved former home. Rogers Place offers fans everything they could want in a hockey game experience and then some.

Right off the bat, you’ll experience something special when you attend a game at Rogers Place. All around the arena you’ll see tributes to great Oilers players and teams of the past. Rogers Place is even home to the Oilers Hall of Fame, which features to several artifacts on loan from the Hockey Hall of Fame. Right outside the Hall of Fame, you can take a picture of the statue of The Great One as well making these two areas a must see for hockey fans. To put it simply this place oozes Oilers and Oilers history.

Once you take your seat, you’ll be surrounded by die-hard fans dressed head to toe in Oilers gear. These fans cheer on their team hard but don’t worry if you’re a fan of the visiting team Oilers fans are among the friendliest in the league. You’ll have no trouble making conversation with fellow fans who are friendly and knowledgeable.

The area around Rogers Place also has a lot to offer. Rogers Place is located in the Edmonton’s downtown area, so there is plenty to do before the game whether it’s drinking, eating, or just hanging out. Rostizado has been ranked one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada, and Underground Tap and Grill offers an incredible 72 beers on tap. If you don’t feel like venturing out into the cold, you can stop by the Molson’s Canadian Hockey House located in Ford Hall.

A visit to Rogers Place offers something for everyone and is one of the newest and best arenas in the NHL making it a must see.

Things to check out

Wayne Gretzky Statue

The Wayne Gretzky statue from Rexall Place has been brought to the new arena and is a must see for hockey fans everywhere. If you’re making the trip to Rogers Place snap a pic with the statue of The Great One.

Oilers Hall of Fame

Oilers fans and hockey fans alike will want to make the Oilers Hall of Fame one of their stops during their visit to Rogers Place. The Oilers Hall of Fame features replicas of the Oilers five Stanley Cups, a stall from the Rexall Place dressing room, and much more.

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Ford Hall

The 25,000 sq ft atrium is the perfect place to gather before or during the game. The atrium is planned to host standalone events, so there will be lots of stuff worth checking out here.

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Giant Oilers Bobbleheads

Around the arena, you’ll encounter life-sized Oilers bobbleheads that you can take a picture with. Take a minute to check these out and get a pic with each one of them.

Molson Canadian Hockey House

If you’re looking to grab a drink before the game then there is no better place to do so then Molson Canadian Hockey House. The Hockey House is located right in Ford Hall and opens three hours before puck drop, so stop by with your friends.

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Arena Artwork

Throughout the arena and surrounding area there are several pieces of artwork for art lovers to see. Ford Hall is home to Alex Janvier’s Tsa Tsa Ke K'e, and there are a few more pieces of art located near the arena, so check them all out.

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Bobby Nick’s Grill

Those of you looking for a gourmet burger will want to stop by Bobby Nick’s Grill across from section 115. These burgers have everything you could want on a burger including Bobby Nick’s signature sauce, so make sure to grab one during your visit.

Curve Restaurant

If you want to eat inside Rogers Place then make a reservation at Curve. Curve is located across from sections 129 and 130 and offers an excellent menu for ticket guests, so make your reservation today.

Pedway System

You won’t have to brave the cold when attending an Oilers game thanks to the pedway that connects Light Rail Transit to Rogers Place. Stay on the pedway to avoid the harsh Edmonton winters.


Hunter the Lynx is the Oilers new mascot and will keep fans of all ages entertained throughout the game. No matter how old you are, Hunter will bring a smile to your face.

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Fight Songs

  1. Stab

    Oilers goal song

    Girl, don’t you understand I want to be your man Let’s run, let’s run

    to the sun to the moon and back again I’ll take you to another place Close your eyes give into joy Use me as your toy Lada dee lada da lada da lada da da da dee dada da lada da dada da da da Girl you say I’m off the wall now let’s just have a ball So come on, come on and feed me with your time I’ll catch you if you run Sweat, sweat, sweat, sweat soakin’ up my shirt my mind is filled with dirt Lada dee lada da lada da lada da da da dee dada da lada da dada da da da I see that you want me yes, I feel that you want me Oh, the trembling body Love was on your mind Lust was in your eyes Yes, I see that you want me Oh, I feel that you want me Oh, the trembling body LOVE ON YOUR MIND LUST IN YOUR EYES Lada dee lada da lada da lada da da da dee dada da lada da dada da da da

  2. Let’s Go Oilers!

    Let’s go Oilers,
    (Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap),
    Let’s go Oilers,
    (Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap),
    Let’s go Oilers,
    (Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)…

Oilers Bars & Restaurants

  1. Mucho Burrito

    Mucho Burrito

    Mucho Burrito is Canada's leading chain of fast-casual Mexican restaurants, committed to creating authentic Mexican-inspired food.

    10250 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4, Canada


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  2. Pazzo Pazzo Italian Cuisine

    Pazzo Pazzo Italian Cuisine Lamb

    Pazzo Pazzo Italian Cuisine brings a passionate, playful and refined Italian experience to Edmonton’s dining scene.

    10016 103 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0H1, Canada


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  3. The Parlour Italian Kitchen & Bar

    The Parlour Italian Kitchen & Bar Dessert

    Hip, brick-lined Italian eatery specializing in pasta, customizable wood-fired pizza & many wines.

    10334 108 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1L9, Canada


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  4. Cafe Amore Bistro

    Cafe Amore Bistro Baked Meatballs Pasta

    Homey, unpretentious restaurant specializing in Italian seafood dishes & customizable pastas.

    10807 106 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 4A7, Canada


    Bar website

    italian - $$$

  5. The Marc

    The Marc Dinner

    Elegant restaurant with a classic French menu, contemporary black-&-beige decor & patio seating.

    9940 106 St NW #100, Edmonton, AB T5K 1C4, Canada


    Bar website

    european - $$$

  6. Tres Carnales Taqueria

    Tres Carnales Taqueria Tacos

    Familiar Mexican street eats with upscale ingredients & housemade guacamole & salsa in hip digs.

    10119 100a St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J, Canada


    Bar website

    mexican - $$

  7. Rostizado – by Tres Carnales

    Rostizado by Tres Carnales Seafood

    Elevated, creative Mexican cuisine served in stylish surrounds accented with brick & exposed wood.

    10359 104 St NW #102, Edmonton, AB T5J 1B9, Canada


    Bar website

    mexican - $$$

  8. Woodwork

    Woodwork Bar Beer

    Contemporary kitchen for New Canadian dishes featuring wood-fired meats, with unique cocktails.

    10132 100 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N8, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$

  9. Corso32

    Corso 32 Dinner

    Chic, modern eatery serving creative, locally sourced Italian fare, including handmade pastas.

    10345 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1Y5, Canada


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  10. The Chvrch of John

    The Chvrch of John Cocktail

    Gives off the best vibe in the city with next-level sounds and music, and of course, drinks.

    10260 103 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Y8, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. The Underground Tap & Grill

    The Underground Tap Grill Bar

    Basement-level tavern with eclectic bar entrees & a large selection of local & international brews.

    Toronto Dominion Bank, 10004 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 1R3, Canada


    Bar website

    european - $$

  12. The Sherlock Holmes Pub

    The Sherlock Holmes Pub Brunch Steak

    Whether you stop by for a drink with a friend, a bite before an event, The Sherlock Holmes Pubs has something for everyone.

    10012 101A Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 0P5, Canada


    Bar website

    european - $$

  13. CRAFT Beer Market

    CRAFT Beer Market Beer Burger Fries

    Looking for an inviting spot to enjoy great food and drinks? You’ve come to the right place!

    10013 101A Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J 0C3, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$