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Listowel Memorial Arena

The Listowel Memorial Arena is an indoor arena located in Listowel, Ontario.  The arena opened in 1961 on the site of the former Listowel Arena which was destroyed on February 28, 1959 when the roof collapsed killing seven young boys and their coach.

The arena was built with the remnants of the original building that survived the collapse.  On the 30th anniversary of the collapse a memorial plaque was dedicated at the current arena.

Listowel Memorial Arena plaque

The Memorial dedicated to Coach Kenneth McLeod and players Jimmy Hastings, Kenneth Hymers, Ricky Kaufman, Jack Rheubottom, Barry Smith, Bryan Seehaver and Keith Wight.

The arena was home to the Listowel Cyclones of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League until the opening of the Steve Kerr Memorial Arena in December of 2017.  The team won the Sutherland Cup in their last full season in the old arena.
Listowel Memorial Arena ice tribute

Tribute to victims of collapse placed on the ice surface at arena

A tribute banner to the eight deceased people was removed as part of the closing ceremony for the arena on December 9, 2017 and was moved to the new arena as part of its' opening ceremony.
Listowel Memorial Arena tribute banner
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