|Location||50 Cassidy Drive|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Opened||October 9, 1965|
|Owner||City of Ottawa|
|Operator||City of Ottawa|
Bell Centennial Arena also known as Bell Arena for short, Bell Arena is a multi-purpose arena located in Bells Corners in Nepean, Ontario behind Bell High School at 50 Cassidy Dr. former Cedarview Road before the new Veterans Memorial Highway (Ontario Highway 416) was built.
Thanksgiving weekend of 1965, Nepean Township made history. Township officials opened the first two centennial projects in Canada; the Merivale and Bell Centennial Arenas. The first declared open was Merivale adjacent of Merivale High School on Merivale road, and in a ceremony held 30 minutes away, the Bell Centennial Arena was then officially opened. Both projects had a combined cost in excess of $584,000.
- 1968, October 9 - Ottawa M and W Rangers expansion franchise of the Central Junior A Hockey League begin their training camp for their inaugural season which will be held at the Bell Centennial Arena.
- 1968, December 28 - First International Tournament In High School Hockey (eight teams participate, four from Ottawa, one from North Bay, Ontario and three from the United States)
- ↑ "Canada’s First Centennial Projects – Open Nepean Arenas", The Ottawa Journal: 3, October 12, 1965, <https://www.newspapers.com>. Retrieved on July 30, 2014
- ↑ "Hockey Teams Open Training", The Ottawa Journal: 14, October 1, 1968, <https://www.newspapers.com>. Retrieved on July 30, 2014
- ↑ "First International Tournament In High School Hockey Opens Today", The Ottawa Journal: 12, December 28, 1968, <https://www.newspapers.com>. Retrieved on July 30, 2014
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