How many rinks have you visited?

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  1. billycanuck

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    Saw this in another forum and thought it would get a pretty good response here. List and discuss all the rinks you have visited.

    I have only named the larger capacity rinks I have visited, so here is my total list so far:
    Canada - Total 130
    British Columbia -91
    Rogers Arena - Vancouver Canucks - Cap.18,860
    Cranbrook Rec Plex - Kootenay Ice- WHL - 4,665
    Interior Savings Centre - Kamploops Blazers - WHL - 5,658
    Pacific Coliseum - Vancouver Giants - WHL - 16,281 (saw my first NHL game here!)
    Penticton Memorial Arena - 2,212 (great memories in this rink)
    Prospera Place - Kelowna Rockets - WHL - 6,886 (hot building to play in)
    SOEC - Penticton Vees - BCHL - 5,200 - one of the best Jr.A rinks in Canada
    Alberta - Total 7
    Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary Flames/Hitmen - NHL/WHL - 19,289 (got to tour dressing room with Theo Fleury after a game)
    ENMAX Centrium - Red Deer Rebels - WHL - 6,706
    Saskatchewan - Total 11
    Credit Union Centre - Saskatoon Blades - WHL - 14,705 (love playing in this rink)
    Brandt Centre - Regina Pats - WHL - 7,000
    Credit Union iPlex - Swift Current Broncos - WHL - 3,239
    Ontario - Total 10
    Windsor Arena - Windsor Spitfires- OHL - 4,400 (Detroit Red Wings used to play here)
    Peterborough Memorial Centre - Peterborough Petes - OHL - 4,329
    Quebec - Total 7
    Centre Bell - Montreal Canadiens - NHL - 21,273 (simply amazing, my favourite arena)
    Nova Scotia - Total 6
    Halifax Metro Centre - Halifax Mooseheads - QMJHL - 10,595
    Halifax Forum - Saint Mary's University - CIS - 5,600 (such an old rink!)

    USA - Total 63
    Arizona - Total 2
    Jobing.com Arena - Phoenix Coyotes - NHL - 17,125
    Colorado - 1
    World Arena - Colorado College - NCAA1 - 7,750
    Connecticut - 3
    Delaware - 1
    Iowa -1
    Indiana -1
    Memorial Coliseum - Fort Wayne Komets - CHL - 10,500
    Maine - total 6
    Massachusetts - Total 8
    Michigan -Total 8
    Joe Louis Arena - Detroit Red Wings - NHL - 20,058
    Yost Ice Arena - University of Michigan - NCAA1 - 6,637
    Munn Ice Arena - Michigan State University - NCAA1 - 6,470
    John McInnes Arena - Michigan Tech University - NCAA1 - 4,200
    Minnesota - 1
    Missouri - 2
    St.Charles Family Arena - Missouri River Otters - UHL- 9,643
    New Hampshire - total 6
    Thompson Arena - Dartmouth College - NCAA1 - 4,500
    New York - 3
    Ohio - 1
    Pennsylvania - 2
    Washington - 4
    Spokane Arena - Spokane Chiefs - WHL - 10,759
    Wisconsin - 4
    Vermont - total 10
    Gutterson Field House - University of Vermont - NCAA1 - 4,035

    Europe
    Turkey - 2
    Belpa Buz Pateni - Ankara
    Zeytinburnu - Istanbul
    Spain -1
    FC Barcelona - Barcelona

    TOTAL Hockey Rinks visited - 199 ... and still going
     
  2. The Spicy Shrimp

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    I've, uh, been to The Joe, Windsor Arena, Lawson (Western Michigan University), Kalamazoo Wings Stadium, and the old Maple Leaf Gardens. Palace of Auburn Hills (when the Detroit Vipers played there) if that counts. So...5, maybe 6. I'm barely able to call myself a hockey fan.
     
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    Really? I think I've only played in about nine rinks and three outdoor pads, most of which were owned and operated by the City of Toronto.

    I once attended a public skate at the Air Canada Centre, and once hit the ice at Riccoh Collisieum after a Sunday Marlies game. Do those count?!
     
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    How was the the Palace? I always wanted to check it out when I was living in Windsor, but never found the time (or a ride).

    Joe Louis is a great rink to watch a game in.
     
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    Any rink visited counts, even if it was just to walk in and take a look around.

    I have had the opportunity to play in most of the rinks I have visited through my extensive hockey career. But I have always enjoyed checking out rinks and seeing the unique features they have.
     
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    Too many to count.

    Twice I played at the ol' Civic Arena, though
     
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    I've played at the Bell Centre, beautiful rink. Jumbotron is so big you can barely see it standing at the blue line
     
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    Toronto: Maple Leaf Gardens --- too many times to count
    Toronto: Air Canada Centre (played there once) --- too many times to count
    Toronto: Ricoh Coliseum
    Montreal: Bell Centre --- 4 times
    Buffalo: HSBC Arena --- 4 times

    Do local arenas count?
     
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    same here. Played in almost every rink in the Pittsburgh area, plus some in Ohio & Nebraska. Played at the Igloo a few times in high school & skated at Consol this past year.
     
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    When I get a chance I'll sit down and try to get a list going. I've been in rinks in North America and Europe...should be a cool list.
     
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    NHL

    Montreal - (Forum and Bell Centre)
    Toronto - (Maple Leaf Gardens and ACC)
    Quebec - Le Colisee
    Calgary - Saddledome
    Vancouver - GM Place
    LA - Staples Centre
    Anaheim - Duck Pond
    New York - MSG, Naussau Coliseum
    NJ - Meadowlands
     
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    I live about a mile away from the Palace and used to go to Vipers games all the time as a kid so I feel qualified to answer this question.















    It's about the same as most arenas.
     
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    I'll keep it to NHL rinks. My favorite are Xcel and ACC. Anaheim and Phoenix are probably the worst.

    saw a game/practice:
    - Xcel Energy Center (St Paul MN)
    - United Center (Chicago IL)
    - GM Place/Rogers (Vancouver BC)
    - HP Pavilion (San Jose CA)
    - Staples Center (Los Angeles CA)
    - Honda Center (Anaheim CA)
    - Jobing Arena (Glendale AZ)
    - American Airlines Center (Dallas TX)
    - Nationwide Arena (Columbus OH)
    - Joe Louis Arena (Detroit MI)
    - Air Canada Centre (Toronto ON)
    - Consol Energy Center (Pittsburgh PA)
    - Prudential Center (Newark NJ)
    - Bell Centre (Montreal QC)
    - Scotiabank Place (Kanata ON)
    - Philips Arena (Atlanta GA)
    - St Pete Times Forum (Tampa FL)
    - BankAtlantic Center (Sunrise FL)
    - RBC Center (Raleigh NC)
    - Verizon Center (Washington DC)
    - HSBC Arena (Buffalo NY)

    visited only:
    - Scottrade Center (St Louis MO)
    - Maples Leafs Garden (Toronto ON)
    - Montreal Forum (Montreal QC)
    - Civic/Mellon Arena (Pittsburgh PA)
    - TD Garden (Boston MA)
     
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    Been to a rink in KL in Malaysia.... I remember there was one dude out there in the middle of everyone, desperately practicing his hockey stops with ankle busters. :yo:
     
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    That's an impressive NHL list!
     
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    Pengrowth Saddledome - Calgary ab.
    Crushed Can - Moose Jaw sk.
    Yorkton Agriplex - Yorkton sk.
    Weyburn Arena (Some Oil Company owns it) - Weyburn sk.
    Brandt Centre - Regina sk.
    Strasburg Community Centre - Strasbourgh sk. (Best rink Burgers I've ever had, had to list it)
    Back when Vancouver's rink was 'GM Place' - Vancouver, bc
    MTS Centre - Winnipeg, mb
    And Numerous other small town rinks.

    And my Uncle has a small piece of the outer walls of Maple Leaf Gardens (super cool btw.) So I've sorta been there. :laugh:
     
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    The only NHL rink I've ever seen in person is the ACC where I watched a Leaf game a couple of years ago. I'd like to see at least 2-3 more games in Toronto in my life, but its tough (go on a nice vacation somewhere or go to Toronto...yeah).

    Other than that I've been to:
    Mile One Centre - St. John's
    Centre 200 - Sydney N.S. (once skated with there as a kid, lot of fun)

    Since you started the thread with how many you have visited in total, I'm going to try and name all the one's I've been too even if they only have a capacity of 100 because this seems like fun haha.

    Newfoundland:
    Stephenville Dome - Stephenville, NL
    Stephenville Gardens - Stephenville, NL (converted U.S.A.F. hangar on the airport tarmac)
    Pepsi Centre - Corner Brook
    Kinsmen Arena II - Corner Brook
    Bruce II Arena - Port-aux-Basques
    Dickie Bennett Memorial - St. George's (you have to play 4 on 4, ice is the size of my garage)
    Hodder Memorial - Deer Lake
    Gros Morne Arena - Rocky Harbour
    Twin Towns Sports Complex - Port-aux-Choix
    Straits Arena - St. Barbe (ironically, majority is owned by 2 neighbouring towns, or so I'm told)
    Tommy Ricketts Arena - Baie Verte
    Cape John Arena - La Scie
    Joe Byrne Stadium - Grand Falls-Windsor
    Lewisporte Stadium - Lewisporte
    Gander Community Centre - Gander
    Pat O'Reilly Memorial Stadium - Bishop's Falls
    Twin Rinks - St. John's

    Nova Scotia
    Whitney Pier Rink - Sydney
    County Arena - Coxheath
    Centennial Arena - Sydney
    Bayplex - Glace Bay
    New Waterford Community Centre - New Waterford
    North Sydney Community Forum - North Sydney
    Canada Games Centre - Sydney

    Grand Total of 27 rinks in my life.
     
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    Only been to Pepsi Center.
     
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    THere is a bar in ST. ALbert called the rink, does that count?
     
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    Edmonton - Rexall Place
    Calgary - Saddledome
    Vancouver - GM Place
    LA - Staples Centre
     
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    I have been to two. 1) Pineville Ice House, Charlotte NC; 2) Time Warner Cable Arena for a Checkers game (capacity for hockey unknown)
     
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    I've seen my fair share of arena's but of all of them. The nicest NHL or otherwise is The Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Truely the most beautiful arena made.
    http://www.theralph.com/
     
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    I have been to the arenas of the following teams (easier to list teams instead of arena names :))

    NHL

    Philadelphia Flyers
    Pittsburgh Penguins (Igloo)
    New York Rangers
    New York Islanders
    New Jersey Devils (old)
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    Montreal Canadiens
    Washington Capitals
    Phoenix Coyotes

    AHL

    Philadelphia Phantoms Spectrum
    Hershey Bears (both Hersheypark Arena and Giant Center)
    WB/S Penguins
    Binghamton Senators
    Rochester Americans
    Adirondack Phantoms
    Albany River Rats/Devils
    Bridgeport Sound Tigers
    Hartford Wolfpack/Whale
    Springfield Falcons
    Worcester Icecats/Sharks
    Lowell Lock Monsters/Devils
    Manchester Monarchs
    Providence Bruins
    Portland Pirates
    Lake Erie Monsters/Cleveland Barons
    Grand Rapids Griffins
    Norfolk Admirals
    Charlotte Checkers

    ECHL

    Elmira Jackals
    Reading Royals
    Trenton Devils/Titans
    Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
    Cincinnati Cyclones
    Gwinnett Gladiators
    South Carolina Stingrays

    UHL

    Danbury Trashers

    IHL

    Orlando Solar Bears

    DEL

    Adler Mannheim

    OHL

    Sarnia Sting
     
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    Hmm...haven't seen that many I guess haha, here's a listing of what I remember...perhaps I missed a few...

    Professional/Amateur
    -Madison Square Garden (New York Rangers) - New York, NY
    -Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Islanders) - Uniondale, NY
    -Schneider Arena (Providence College) - Providence, RI
    -Agganis Arena (Boston University) - Boston, MA
    -Walter Brown Arena (Boston University) - Boston, MA
    -Kelley Rink (Boston College) - Chestnut Hill, MA
    -Tsongas Arena (Lowell Loch Ness Monsters/Devils/UMass Lowell) - Lowell, MA
    -Mullins Center (UMass Amherst) - Amherst, MA
    -Whittemore Center (University of New Hampshire) - Durham, NH
    -Matthews Arena (Northeastern University) - Boston, MA
    -J. Thom Lawler Arena (Merrimack College) - North Andover, MA
    -Hart Center (Holy Cross College) - Worcester, MA
    -Meehan Auditorium (Brown University) - Providence, RI

    Public
    -Chelsea Piers East and West Rinks (Public) - New York, NY
    -Bank of America Skating Center (Public) - Providence, RI
    -Westchester Skating Academy (Public) - Elmsford, NY
    -Škoda "Slovakia on Ice" Rink (Public) - Bratislava, SVK
     
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    I will break mine down into 2 lists, ones that I played on, and ones that I have visited. Keep in mind, this is all just off the top of my head:

    Played:
    ONTARIO (Windsor and area)
    Windsor Arena
    WFCU Centre
    Riverside
    Adie Knox
    Adstoll
    Ice Park
    LaSalle (old)
    Essex (old one)
    Amherstburg (old one)
    Kingsville
    St. Clair Beach (torn down now)
    Tecumseh
    Belle River (known now as Lakeshore)
    Leamington (Sherk Centre)

    Ontario (outside of Windsor/Essex)
    Jack Bionda Arena - Huntsville, ON (cool old time hockey place)

    Michigan
    Southfield Sports Arena
    Ann Arbor Ice Cube -? - (for UofMich business school tourny)
    Joe Louis Arena

    Visited as a spectator:
    Windsor Arena
    WFCU Centre (Spitfires season ticket holder since mid 1980's)

    Joe Louis Arena

    Palace of Auburn Hills - saw quite a few Vipers (IHL) games

    Compuware Arena (Plymouth, MI)
    Oak Park Arena (home of Plymouth Whalers before above was open)

    ACC - go Leafs! Leafs fan of course
    Maple Leaf Gardens - many times (walked around the ice for closing ceremonies, as well as the entire building that day - volunteered to help)

    HSBC (Buffalo - yep, for a Leafs game (a win in fact!))

    Chicago Stadium (last year it was in service) - super awesome experience, plus Leafs won.

    Bell Centre (Montreal)

    RBC Arena (Carolina) - for game 5 of Conference Finals - Leafs win 1-0!

    Sarnia Arena (old home of Sting)
    London Gardens (old Knights arena)
    John Labbatt Centre
    Brampton Sports & Rec Centre (Now Powerade Centre)
    Harry Lumley Bayshore Comm Centre (home of Owen Sound Attack)


    Plus, pretty much every community arena from Windsor to the other size of Chatham for my daughter's hockey pursuits.
     

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