Medicine Hat Arena

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Medicine Hat Arena
Location 155 Ash Avenue SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta
T1B 3B1
Coordinates 50°02′38″N 110°40′11″W / 50.0439°N 110.6696°W / 50.0439; -110.6696Coordinates: 50°02′38″N 110°40′11″W / 50.0439°N 110.6696°W / 50.0439; -110.6696
Owner City of Medicine Hat
Operator City of Medicine Hat
Capacity Hockey: 4,006
Construction
Broke ground 1968
Opened October 15, 1970[1]
Tenants
Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) (1970–2015)

The Medicine Hat Arena is a 4,006-seat multi-purpose arena in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. It was built in 1970 to replace the old rink that burned down in a fire where the Medicine Hat Inn is now situated. It was home to the Medicine Hat Tigers ice hockey team. In recent years,[when?] the building has received upgrades including new plastic seats to replace the rainbow wooden benches that nicknamed the rink "The Smartie Box". A new scoreboard, sound system, heating system, lighting system and front entrance have been added. The Tigers sold out every game for over five seasons, finally ending on March 29, 2008, when thet played to a crowd of 3,788, 218 short of a sell-out.

The Tigers moved to the new Canalta Centre for the 2015-16 WHL season. The old arena remains open.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Medicine Hat Arena Information Package" (PDF). City of Medicine Hat. Retrieved March 24, 2012.