|Art Hauser Centre|
|Location||690 32nd Street W |
Prince Albert, SK
|Owner||City of Prince Albert|
|Operator||City of Prince Albert|
|Tenants||Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)|
1971 - present
Prince Albert Mintos
|Capacity||Hockey: 3,571 |
The Art Hauser Centre (formerly the Communiplex) is a multi-purpose arena in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. It was built in 1971 and is home to the Prince Albert Raiders Ice hockey team in the Western Hockey League. Its hockey capacity is 3,571 seated, plus 708 standing.
The Art Hauser Centre was formerly known as the Prince Albert Communiplex, but it was renamed late in the 2004-2005 hockey season as part of the "Bring Back The Magic" campaign. This was an endeavour to raise money for extensive renovations to the Communiplex. In just under a month, the campaign raised over $3 million.
The arena was named in honour of Art Hauser who made a donation of $1,000,000 to the campaign. Renovations were completed in the spring of 2006.
Changes to the arena included new concessions at the southeast corner of the building on both levels, new washrooms at the southeast corner of the building on both levels, new seats in the entire arena, a new centre-ice scoreboard, including television screens on all 4 sides, an expanded Ches Leach Lounge, a new front lobby, including concessions and Raider Store, new offices for both the Prince Albert Raiders and the City of Prince Albert, and expanded dressing rooms.
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- Official web site
- Official City of Prince Albert Press Release & History
- Prince Albert Raiders Press Release
- WHL Press Release
- Art Hauser Centre on ArenaMaps.com
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