McConnell Arena is an ice hockey arena located on the corner of Pine Avenue and Park Avenue right beside Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The arena is owned and operated by McGill University, and is the home to the McGill Redbirds men's and McGill Martlets women's ice hockey teams. The ice surface is the standard North American size, 61 metres (200 feet) long by 26 metres (85 feet) wide.

McConnell Arena
Former namesMcConnell Winter Arena
Location3883 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
OwnerMcGill University
McGill Redmen, McGill Martlets

Since an expansion in 2004, the arena has a capacity of 1,600 people.[1]

History edit

McConnell Arena was originally built in 1956 due to a donation by John Wilson McConnell, a Canadian businessman, newspaper publisher, humanitarian, philanthropist and senior governor of McGill University.[1] It was renovated in 2000 at a cost of $4 million.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "Recruiting". The unofficial website of McGill Redmen hockey. Archived from the original on 30 December 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b "McGill University's McConnell Arena Dasher Board Advertising" (PDF). McGill Redmen. McGill University. Retrieved 21 August 2012.[permanent dead link]

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