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Arctic Winter Games Arena
Arctic Winter Games Arena
Opened October 2001
Location Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
Renovated 2009[1]
Capacity 2,500
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.[2] This arena was initially constructed 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.

The venue hosted CBC Television's Hockey Day in Canada in 2003,[3] and a White Stripes concert in 2007.[4] 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,[5] however, on August 18, 2009, $2.2 million was allocated by the Government of Canada to repair the surface.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Campion-Smith, Bruce. "$50M for Arctic development", Toronto Star, 2009-08-18. Retrieved on 2009-09-03. 
  2. http://www.nnsl.com/frames/newspapers/2010-10/oct18_10awg.html
  3. Murphy, Kirsten. "Hockey Day in Iqaluit", Nunatsiaq News, 2003-02-21. Retrieved on 2009-09-03. 
  4. Rayner, Ben. "Iqaluit welcomes Stripes with open arms", Toronto Star, 2007-07-28. Retrieved on 2009-09-03. 
  5. Zarate, Gabriel. "Iqaluit looks ahead", Northern News Services. Retrieved on 2009-09-03.