Max Bell Centre

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Max Bell Centre
Max Bell Centre (December 2006)
Location 1001 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta
Capacity Ice hockey: 2121 sitting, over 3000 standing
Tenants
Calgary Canucks (AJHL), (1971-)
Calgary Rad'z, (RHI), 1994

The Max Bell Centre (commonly Max Bell Arena) is an ice hockey arena, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in the community of Radisson Heights. It seats 2,121, for hockey, with a standing room capacity of over 3,000. It is named after Max Bell, a philanthropist who was a prominent businessman in Calgary.

It hosted curling and short-track speed skating events at the 1988 Winter Olympics, both demonstration events.[1] Presently, the arena is home to the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the primary facility for the Northeast Calgary Athletic Association's minor hockey teams. The arena also hosts Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League games.

Every December, it serves as the primary venue for the Mac's AAA midget hockey tournament. It is home to the Mac's Tourney's "Wall of Fame" featuring every tournament alumni who has gone on to play in the National Hockey League.

In 2007, the arena completed construction to add a second sheet of ice as the city of Calgary attempts to keep up with demand for ice-time in a rapidly growing city.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988 Winter Olympics official report. Part 1. pp. 165-6.
  2. ^ City of Calgary. Max Bell Centre

Coordinates: 51°02′32″N 114°00′13″W / 51.04222°N 114.00361°W / 51.04222; -114.00361 (Max Bell Centre)