Cornwall Civic Complex

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Cornwall Civic Complex - Ed Lumley Arena
"Civic Complex, The Complex"
Location 100 Water St. East., Cornwall, Ontario,
Owner City of Cornwall
Capacity 5,000 - Hockey
Surface 200' X 85'
Opened 1976
Tenants
Cornwall Colts (CCHL) (–present)
Cornwall River Kings (LNAH) (2012–present)
Cornwall Comets (LHSPAAL) (2004–2006)
Cornwall Royals (QMJHL) (1969–1981)
Cornwall Royals (OHL) (1981–1992)

The Cornwall Civic Complex is a business/sports facility located in Cornwall, Ontario. The arena inside is called the Ed Lumley Arena, named for Ed Lumley. It was built in 1976 and originally held 4,000 people, but in 2008, the arena had an extra 1000 seats added to make the seating 5000. The Complex also has an aquatic centre which was opened in September 2005.[1]

History of the Ed Lumley Arena[edit]

The building was once home of the Cornwall Royals ice hockey team, as well as the former Cornwall Aces of the American Hockey League, which was the minor league affiliate of the NHL Quebec Nordiques.

The Civic Complex has also hosted such concerts as Country legend Charlie Pride, Canadian Rockers, Nickelback, Bryan Adams, Rush, Great Big Sea, Celine Dion, Rita MacNeil, and Barenaked Ladies. Legendary rocker Alice Cooper has performed in October 2006. In May 2008, the Ed Lumley Arena was host to the Royal Bank Cup.

It has also held many WWE wrestling events and boxing events as well

Current and future events at "The Ed"[edit]

The complex hosts the Cornwall Colts hockey team and the Cornwall River Kings.

The Restaurant/Bar inside the Complex[edit]

The Complex had a restaurant/bar inside, on the South-west side of the building. The first restaurant was called "The Blue Room" during the days of the Royals. It was then changed to "Resto-Bar Jazzy". After Jazzy closed, it was empty for nearly 5 years. In 2005, a new sports bar and grill opened up, called Don Cherry's Sports Bar & Grill, a franchise originally owned by former NHL coach and star of Coach's Corner on Hockey Night in Canada, Don Cherry. In April 2009, Don Cherry's was renamed "On Tap Sports Bar & Grill", which has since closed. Since 2013 sometime Mocktails opened up in the south west corner of the Complex. http://mocktails.caCoordinates: 45°00′52″N 74°43′24″W / 45.0143767°N 74.723382°W / 45.0143767; -74.723382

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aquatic Centre. City of Cornwall. Retrieved December 28, 2014.