"Location of Scotiabank Place" Hockey Tip by pipie1

Hockey, Ottawa: 16 reviews and 31 photos

Truly the most absurdly located NHL building imaginable - at the extreme west end of Ottawa beyond the suburbs.

Why? When most new arenas were being constructed in city centres during the 1990s, Ottawa's new arena was not following suit. I believe the biggest reason for this was to be more than 120 miles from the Bell Centre in Montreal. I hope in 20 years or so the next generation of building will go up in the downtown area. (If the past has any bearing on the future, Lebreton Flats may still be pretty much vacant.)

Hockey history buffs may be interested to know that one of the arenas the Senator's played in up until the early 1920s was located in now Confederation Park between Laurier and Slater. I didn't find a plaque there to mark the spot, but maybe there is one.

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  • Written Sep 10, 2011
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