The Centre Étienne Desmarteau is multi-purpose complex center with 2 arenas in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The first Arena in the complex have 2,200 seat which took Caroline Ouellette's name . The second Arena, more small, have a space for 600 persons. We find also two Olympic gymnasiums, some changing rooms, and one weights room for training. The center is named in honour of Étienne Desmarteau, a Canadian Olympic athlete during the 1904 Summer Olympics. The arena hosted the basketball preliminaries during the 1976 Summer Olympics. Following the Olympics, it used mostly as an ice hockey venue. It was once home to the Le Junior de Montreal hockey team. Now Centre Étienne Desmarteau is the home of Montreal Stars a professional women's ice hockey team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League.
- ↑ On September 11, 2010, the Centre Etienne-Desmarteau named one of the rinks in the center in Ouellette's honour, http://www.cwhl.ca/news.asp?id=9
- ↑ (French) Vachet, Gilles, http://ruefrontenac.com/sports/10-sport-amateur/27429-patinoire-caroline-ouellette-centre-etienne-desmarteau ,journal Rue Frontenac .
- ↑ Read 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 124-9.
- Direction to Centre Étienne-Desmarteau 3430 rue de Bellechasse, Montreal
- (French) Some Informations in Arrondissement.com
External news storyEdit
- (French) Étienne-Desmarteau hôte de la seconde Coupe Montréal de hockey féminin in journal de Rosemont -La Petite Patrie, February 13, 2008
- (French) Les Stars de Montréal lancent leur saison à Étienne-Desmarteau in Montréal Express journal, December 2008.
- (French) Place aux Filles, le centre Étienne-Desmarteau : le plus occupé de la Coupe Dodge in Journal Rosemont- La Petite Patrie, March 22,2011.
- note: The second and third photos are Arena Caroline Ouellette. The fourth photo is the second arena in the Centre Étienne Desmarteau.
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