K. C. Irving Regional Centre

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K. C. Irving Regional Centre
Centre KC Irving 02.JPG
Location 850 Sainte-Anne Street
Bathurst, New Brunswick
E2A 6X2
Owner City of Bathurst
Capacity Hockey: 3 162 seats (Maximum: 3 524)
Surface 200 × 85 feet
(61 m × 25.9 m)
Opened 1996
Acadie–Bathurst Titan (QMJHL) (1998–present)
Inside the K. C. Irving Regional Centre

The K.C. Irving Centre (French: Centre Régional K.C. Irving) is an indoor arena located in Bathurst, New Brunswick. The arena is home to the Acadie–Bathurst Titan, a hockey team of the QMJHL. It was named in honour of businessman K. C. Irving. Opened in September 1996 and built at a cost of $21 million, it is the largest arena in north-eastern New Brunswick.

In 1996, the centre hosted its first hockey game, an exhibition game between the Percy's Cove Percymen and the Robertville Richibuctos of the ECHL. The game went on for over 4 hours as there was only one puck available and it was lost during the second intermission. The crowd was noted for chanting 'go puck yourself', a chant which was featured on TSN's top 10 crowd chants of all time.[citation needed]

Visitors to the Centre can benefit from 3,162 seats for a total capacity of 3,524 at the hockey games. For entertainment, the capacity may be required to 4,400 places. Around the rink they are 24 private boxes. The arena has two ice rinks: "The Eddy Rink" where the Acadie Bathurst Titan play their home games on also where the seating capacity is located, and "The Richelieu" rink which hosts many minor hockey events with a smaller seating area. The Centre also has many canteens and a walking track as well as an Acadie Bathurst Titan gift shop and the offices of the Acadie Bathurst Titan management and the City Of Bathurst Parks - Recreation and Tourism Department [1]


President's Cup (including President's Cup of the club when the franchise was operating at Laval)

  • 1983-84
  • 1988-89
  • 1989-90
  • 1992-93
  • 1998-99

" Hardy Cup" ""( Won by the 1972 Bathurst Alpine Papermakers) at the former Bathurst Arena also known as "The Barn"

  • Note

The Hardy Cup, was the Canadian national Intermediate "A" ice hockey championship from 1967 until 1984. From 1985 until 1990, the Hardy Cup was the Canadian national senior championship for Senior "AA" after senior and intermediate hockey were merged by the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. The trophy was retired to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990

Retired numbers (including players of the club when the franchise was operating at Laval)


The Centre has been host to many other events besides Hockey games. It has been host to many concerts,dog shows,monster truck events,wrestling,trade shows,etc.The Irving Centre also accommodated the services for The Boys in Red Funeral where 7 Bathurst High School Phantoms basketball team (BHS) were killed in an automobile accident returning from a Basketball game in Moncton New Brunswick. The arena was the only big enough building to accommodate the city in mourning. Some Concerts Held were George Jones(twice) Kenny Rogers The Moffatts Terri Clark Cayouche Charlie Pride Harvey "Hert" Leblanc Tommy Cash Travis Tritt Star Academie(twice) Tracy Lawrence & Mark Chesnutt Headpins Honeymoon Suite Harlequin MERLE HAGGARD

  1. ^ Bathurst.ca - City of Bathurst.

Coordinates: 47°37′43″N 65°40′51″W / 47.628597°N 65.680918°W / 47.628597; -65.680918