Arctic Winter Games Arena

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Arctic Winter Games Arena
Arctic Winter Games Arena is located in Nunavut
Arctic Winter Games Arena
Arctic Winter Games Arena
Location in Nunavut
LocationIqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
CoordinatesCoordinates: 63°44′24″N 68°28′42″W / 63.74000°N 68.47833°W / 63.74000; -68.47833
TypeIce arena
Capacity2,500
Construction
OpenedOctober 2001
Renovated2009[1]

The Arctic Winter Games Arena is a 2,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. It opened to the public in October 2001.[2] This arena was initially constructed to house the hockey and speed skating events of the 2002 Arctic Winter Games, but it is now used as a youth centre and to host large community events.

The venue hosted CBC Television's Hockey Day in Canada in 2003,[3] and a White Stripes concert in 2007.[4] The arena was also site to four professional wrestling events, featuring WWE superstars Christian and Gail Kim, as well as Tracy Brooks, Robert Roode and Rhino in 2008.

The surface of the arena had become unusable (for ice) after a portion the floor sank in 2006,[5] however, on August 18, 2009, $2.2 million was allocated by the Government of Canada to repair the surface.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Campion-Smith, Bruce (2009-08-18). "$50M for Arctic development". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Murphy, Kirsten (2003-02-21). "Hockey Day in Iqaluit". Nunatsiaq News. Archived from the original on 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
  4. ^ Rayner, Ben (2007-07-28). "Iqaluit welcomes Stripes with open arms". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-09-03.
  5. ^ Zarate, Gabriel. "Iqaluit looks ahead". Northern News Services. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2009-09-03.