Western Financial Place

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Western Financial Place
Location 1777 2nd Street North
Cranbrook, British Columbia
V1C 7G9
Owner City of Cranbrook
Operator City of Cranbrook
Capacity Hockey: 4,654
Concerts: 6,000
Surface Multi-surface
Broke ground 1998
Opened October 13, 2000
Construction cost $22.6 million[1]
($30.4 million in 2016 dollars[2])
Architect Vic Davies Architect (2003) Ltd.
PBK Architects Inc.
General contractor TASK Construction Management
Kootenay Ice (WHL) (2000–present)

The Western Financial Place (formerly known as the Cranbrook Recreational Complex) is a 4,264-seat (plus 352 Standing room)[3] arena in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. It was built in 2000 and is home to the Kootenay Ice WHL Major Junior ice hockey team. The arena at Western Financial Place hosts the Kootenay Ice hockey team which competes in the Western Hockey League. Western Financial Place also includes a full service restaurant plus express kiosk, a candy shop, a squash/racquetball court, and a swimming pool with a wave pool, sauna, hot tub, and waterslide, and a free outdoor senior's training circuit. Several events and concerts have been held in Western Financial Place like Alice Cooper, Larry the Cable Guy, The Tragically Hip, Dean Brody, Loverboy, Great Big Sea, Barenaked Ladies, Nickelback, April Wine, Bryan Adams, Terri Clark, Bob Dylan, George Canyon, B.B. King, Blue Rodeo, Jason McCoy, Paul Brandt, The Moffats, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, George Jones, Randy Travis, and ZZ Top. There have also been several practices from the Vancouver Canucks, and a large show by the Superdogs, a few sold out monster truck shows, and also a little more than a few Champions of Skating performances and Husky Skate the Nation performances. The Circus Gatti has traveled through. Cirque Sublime performed their show "Adamo."


  1. ^ RecPlex History
  2. ^ Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada. "Consumer Price Index, historical summary". CANSIM, table (for fee) 326-0021 and Catalogue nos. 62-001-X, 62-010-X and 62-557-X. And Consumer Price Index, by province (monthly) (Canada) Last modified 2017-07-21. Retrieved July 28, 2017
  3. ^ "Ticket Information". Retrieved 25 September 2011. 

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Coordinates: 49°30′49″N 115°45′23″W / 49.5137°N 115.75626°W / 49.5137; -115.75626