Gouin Street Arena is the predecessor to the Sault Memorial Gardens, Sault Ste. Marie's premier sports complex from 1949-2006. The original rink, the Wrigley's Arena at Sault was built in the early 1900s on Gouin Street between Queen and Bay Streets near East Street. The Arena housed in-season ice surfaces for both ice hockey and curling. The building's seating was bench-style (in much the same fashion as the Memorial Gardens) and capacity was around 1000. In 1910, a fire completely destroyed the Gouin Street building. The gutted building was repaired and expanded with a wing built on the north side of the original structure, apart from the hockey rink, solely for curling. Another disastrous fire destroyed the building on July 3, 1965.
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