Arctic Winter Games Arena

The Arctic Winter Games Arena is a 2,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. It opened to the public in October 2001.[3] This arena was initially built to house the hockey and speed skating events of the 2002 Arctic Winter Games, but it is now used as a youth centre and to host large community events.

Arctic Winter Games Arena
Arctic Winter Games Arena is located in Nunavut
Arctic Winter Games Arena
Arctic Winter Games Arena
Location in Nunavut
LocationIqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
CoordinatesCoordinates: 63°44′24″N 68°28′42″W / 63.74000°N 68.47833°W / 63.74000; -68.47833
TypeIce arena
Capacity2,500 [1]
Construction
OpenedOctober 2001
Renovated2009[2]

The venue hosted CBC Television's Hockey Day in Canada in 2003,[4] and a White Stripes concert in 2007.[5] The arena was also site to four professional wrestling events, featuring WWE superstars Christian and Gail Kim, as well as Tracy Brooks, Robert Roode and Rhino in 2008.

The surface of the arena had become unusable (for ice) after a portion the floor sank in 2006,[6] however, on August 18, 2009, $2.2 million was allocated by the Government of Canada to repair the surface.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "In Nunavut, hockey means a lot". International Ice Hockey Federation.
  2. ^ a b Campion-Smith, Bruce (August 18, 2009). "$50M for Arctic development". Toronto Star. Retrieved September 3, 2009.
  3. ^ "Finally back in business". Northern News Services. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015.
  4. ^ Murphy, Kirsten (February 21, 2003). "Hockey Day in Iqaluit". Nunatsiaq News. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008.
  5. ^ Rayner, Ben (July 28, 2007). "Iqaluit welcomes Stripes with open arms". Toronto Star. Retrieved September 3, 2009.
  6. ^ Zarate, Gabriel. "Iqaluit looks ahead". Northern News Services. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2009.