Ice hockey arena
A number of ice hockey arenas were also designed for use by multiple types of sport, such as basketball. In many of these multi-purpose arenas, like the United Center in Chicago and the Staples Center in Los Angeles, an insulated plywood floor is placed, piece-by-piece, on top of the ice surface, and then the basketball court boards are placed over that.
Notable hockey arenas in the world
This list is incomplete. See the link above for a more complete list.
Arena names with an asterisk (*) after their city name means that it has either been demolished or is no longer used by any ice hockey teams.
- The Forum in Montreal* was the home of 24 Stanley Cup Champions
- The Centre Bell in Montreal is the largest hockey arena of the National Hockey League.
- Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary was expandable to IIHF rink dimensions
- Rogers Arena in Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics Men's Hockey Gold Medal match
- Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto* is currently the Ryerson Rams' athletic centre
- Air Canada Centre in Toronto
- Rogers Place in Edmonton
- Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, also known as Scotiabank Place
- MTS Centre in Winnipeg
- Centre Vidéotron in Quebec City, the largest hockey arena in Canada not currently occupied by an NHL team
- Joe Louis Arena in Detroit is currently the largest hockey arena in the United States, but will be demolished after the 2016–17 NHL season.
- Madison Square Garden in New York City is "The World's Most Famous Arena"
- Chicago Stadium in Chicago* was "The Madhouse on Madison"
- United Center in Chicago
- Staples Center in Los Angeles
- PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh
- Matthews Arena, in Boston, the world's oldest indoor ice hockey venue still in use (opened 1910), hosts the Northeastern Huskies collegiate hockey teams
- Boston Garden in Boston* (1928–1995) had an undersized rink because it was built when the NHL had no regulation rink specifications
- TD Garden in Boston, capacity of 17,565 for Bruins games
- Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul
- Pepsi Center in Denver
- American Airlines Center in Dallas
- BB&T Center in Sunrise
- Bridgestone Arena in Nashville
- Honda Center in Anaheim
- KeyBank Center in Buffalo
- Gila River Arena in Glendale
- Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale
- Nationwide Arena in Columbus
- PNC Arena in Raleigh
- Prudential Center in Newark
- SAP Center at San Jose in San Jose
- Scottrade Center in St. Louis
- Amalie Arena in Tampa
- Verizon Center in Washington
- Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
- T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, to be the home of the Vegas Golden Knights beginning in 2017–18
- Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will replace Joe Louis Arena starting in 2017–18
- Megasport Arena in Moscow
- The Stadio Olympica in Cortina d'Ampezzo was the main venue of the 1956 Winter Olympics.
- The Palasport Olimpico in Turin was the main venue of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
- The Pala Hodegart in Asiago is one of the most important ice rink in Italy, in the 2010 Asiago wins the Italy championship
- Odyssey Arena in Belfast
- Braehead Arena in Glasgow
- National Ice Centre in Nottingham
- iceSheffield in Sheffield
- Sheffield Arena in Sheffield
- Fife Ice Arena in Kirkcaldy
- SkyDome Arena in Coventry
- Dundee Ice Arena in Dundee
- Murrayfield Ice Rink in Edinburgh
- Altrincham Ice Dome in Altrincham
- Blackburn Arena in Blackburn
- Manchester Arena in Manchester* was home to Manchester Storm (1995–2002 – Relaunched in 2015 playing at Altrincham Ice Dome)
- Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff
Centre Bell in Montreal
- "Game Changers: How the United Center is converted from ice to hardwood". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
- Mitchell, Houston (2012-04-16). "Staples Center changes from basketball to hockey in time-lapse video". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
- January 27th, 2010 Montreal, QP @ Centre Bell
- "Detroit suddenly in fight to fill Joe Louis Arena"
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- Hockey Rinks and Arenas in North America w/ Schedules A directory of Ice Hockey Arenas Throughout North America w/ Schedules established 1997