Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex

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Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex
Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex entrance.jpg
LocationCoquitlam, British Columbia
OwnerCity of Coquitlam
Capacity2200[1]
SurfaceArtificial ice
Tenants
Coquitlam Express (BCHL) (2001-2005, 2010-)
Coquitlam Adanacs (WLA)
Vancouver NE Chiefs (BCMML) (2015-2017)
Main arena during a Coquitlam Express B.C. Hockey League game.

Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex is a 190,000-square-foot multi-purpose all-season recreation complex in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Arena[edit]

The arena-side of the facility is used by a wide variety of groups, including hockey, lacrosse and ringette teams and figure skaters for hosting national tournaments.

The facility has three playing surfaces. The main arena features an NHL standard 200' x 85' playing surface with seating for 2,200 spectators.[1] An annex provides an additional 200' x 85' playing surface and a six sheet curling rink.

The facility is home to the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame, as well as the Coquitlam Express of the British Columbia Hockey League, the Coquitlam Adanacs of the Western Lacrosse Association and the Coquitlam Adanacs of the BC Junior A Lacrosse League.

Pool[edit]

The pool-side of the facility includes:

Expansion and renovation[edit]

In 2010, the old Coquitlam Sports Centre underwent a $62 million expansion and renovation:[2][3]

  • Expansion of main arena, with the ice surface extended to the NHL standard length of 200 feet
  • Replacement of the recreational arena
  • Replacement of the curling rink
  • Lobby improvements to integrate the facility with the aquatic and fitness centre
  • New restrooms, concession areas, dressing rooms, and administration areas

Energy efficiency[edit]

The facility has been built according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Standard, including:

  • Solar water heating
  • Rainwater retention and reuse for landscaping
  • Landscaping with native species
  • Use of recycled content and non-toxic building products

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b City of Coquitlam: Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex Retrieved on 11 March 2009
  2. ^ City of Coquitlam: Sports Centre Renewal Project
  3. ^ Tri-City News: Chimo pool project Archived 2009-03-19 at the Wayback Machine 10 March 2009

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°15′18″N 122°50′42″W / 49.255011°N 122.844958°W / 49.255011; -122.844958