United Cycle together with the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club
World’s Largest Replica Stanley Cup
The massive Stanley Cup replica now resides on Gateway Boulevard, beside United Cycle’s store location. It boasts over 850 pounds of aluminum and stands a proud four meters (12.5 feet) high.
- 326 hours of welding and grinding
- 165 hours of fabrication and fitting
- 150 hours of computer setup programming
- 45 minutes per team to be engraved on the cup
United Cycle, located in Edmonton, Alberta, is the city’s largest independent sporting goods store. Since 1928 United Cycle has established a relationship with its customers and the City of Champions by providing unrelenting community involvement and sporting goods for sport enthusiasts of all shapes, sizes and activities. United Cycle’s owner, a visionary and philanthropist, contacted Imark with an idea to celebrate Hockey Alberta’s centennial as well as to celebrate United Cycle’s own 80th year in business. He wanted to create a replica Stanley Cup, but not just any replica…the largest the world has ever known.
When IMARK was presented with the chance to fabricate a colossal version of Lord Stanley’s prized cup they jumped at the opportunity for two reasons: First off, we are proud Canadians who love hockey, to be asked to be a part of this project was monumental. Secondly, the scale and scope of the project was something our shop had never taken on. The attention to detail, innovation of methods and creativity that was required to successfully complete this project was a welcomed challenge and one that we knew we could accomplish.
Once preliminary sketches, designs and requirements were discussed, our team joined together to brainstorm how production would commence. We understood that the fabrication of each component needed to be discussed prior to cutting the first sheet and making the first weld. Failing to have a plan would only result in wasted time, efforts and materials. Failing to plan was planning to fail and we knew this was not an option.