Bell Centennial Arena
Bell Centennial Arena
Location 50 Cassidy Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Opened October 9, 1965
Renovated 2010
Owner City of Ottawa
Operator City of Ottawa
Surface Multi-surface
Capacity 1000

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.[1]

Notable eventsEdit


  1. "Canada’s First Centennial Projects – Open Nepean Arenas", The Ottawa Journal: 3, October 12, 1965, <>. Retrieved on July 30, 2014
  2. "Hockey Teams Open Training", The Ottawa Journal: 14, October 1, 1968, <>. Retrieved on July 30, 2014
  3. "First International Tournament In High School Hockey Opens Today", The Ottawa Journal: 12, December 28, 1968, <>. Retrieved on July 30, 2014

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