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Westerner Park Centrium

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The Westerner Park Centrium is a two-tier 7,111-seat multi-purpose arena in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. It was built in 1991 and is the home arena of the Red Deer Rebels hockey team. The arena can hold a maximum of 7,819 people when floor seating is used. "Half house" seating is 3,357 when floor to ceiling divider curtains are used to mask off unused seating.

Westerner Park Centrium
ENMAX Centrium
Former namesRed Deer Centrium
LocationRed Deer, Alberta, Canada
Coordinates52°13′42″N 113°48′21″W / 52.22826°N 113.805903°W / 52.22826; -113.805903Coordinates: 52°13′42″N 113°48′21″W / 52.22826°N 113.805903°W / 52.22826; -113.805903
OwnerWesterner Exposition Association
OperatorWesterner Exposition Association
CapacityHockey: 7,111
Concerts: 7,819[1]
Construction
Broke ground1989
Opened1991
Construction costCA$23 million[2]
($37.1 million in 2018 dollars[3])
ArchitectPBK Architects Inc.[4]
Group 2 Architecture Engineering Ltd.[4]
Structural engineerBearden Engineering Consultants Ltd.[4]
General contractorW. Brown Construction Ltd.[4]
Tenants
Red Deer Rebels (WHL) (1992–present)

Located in Westerner Park in the south end of Red Deer, the Centrium is the largest indoor venue in Red Deer and Central Alberta. Besides hockey, it also hosts concerts, basketball, motor sports, ice shows, major curling events, circuses, boxing, rodeos, professional wrestling, trade shows and conventions.

Various notable artists have performed here, including Snoop Dogg, Mötley Crüe, Nickelback, Hilary Duff, Elton John, Bryan Adams, Billy Talent, Skillet, Rush, and Hedley.

It was the primary site for the 1995 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, the 2004 and 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Game 7 of the 2007 Super Series.

In 2012, the Westerner Park Centrium expansion was completed. The expansion added 13 more luxury suites, a new 40-seat club suite and an additional 1,000 seats.

The Centrium hosted the 2016 Memorial Cup. It will co-host the 2021 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships with Rogers Place in Edmonton.[5]

DimensionsEdit

  • Ice surface: 200 by 85 feet (61 m × 26 m), 17,000 square feet (1,600 m2)
  • Arena level, seating removed: 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2)
  • Concourse Level: 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2)
  • Height: 52 feet (16 m) to roof truss

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ENMAX Centrium". Westerner Exposition Association. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  2. ^ Dawe, Michael (January 7, 2015). "Red Deer's Great Sports Year of 1994". Red Deer Express. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  3. ^ Canadian inflation numbers based on Statistics Canada tables 18-10-0005-01 (formerly CANSIM 326-0021) "Consumer Price Index, annual average, not seasonally adjusted". Statistics Canada. January 18, 2019. Retrieved March 6, 2019. and 18-10-0004-13 "Consumer Price Index by product group, monthly, percentage change, not seasonally adjusted, Canada, provinces, Whitehorse, Yellowknife and Iqaluit". Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d "Experience". W. Brown Construction Ltd. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "Edmonton, Red Deer to host 2021 world junior hockey championship". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved 2019-11-01.

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