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Encyclopedia > Charlottetown Civic Centre

The Charlottetown Civic Centre is a combined hockey arena and trade centre located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... An arena is a circular or oval shaped public space (akin to a classical amphitheatre), designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = CUNABULA FOEDERIS (Birthplace of Confederation) City of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canadas Location. ... Motto: Parva Sub Ingenti (The small under the protection of the great) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Charlottetown Largest city Charlottetown Lieutenant-Governor J. Léonce Bernard Premier Pat Binns (PC) Area 5,660 km² (13th) • Land 5,660 km² • Water 0 km² (0%) Population (2004) â...


History

The "civic centre", as it is commonly called, was built in 1989-1990 and opened in the fall of 1990 as the principal venue for the 1991 Canada Winter Games which Prince Edward Island hosted in February, 1991. 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The facility's location was the subject of significant controversy during its planning stages as various sites were being considered within the City of Charlottetown and surrounding communities; Charlottetown having argued that as host city for the games, the facility should be located on land within its boundaries. It was eventually decided by the games organizing committee and the federal and provincial governments to build the arena as part of a larger redevelopment of the Provincial Exhibition grounds in the neighbouring Town of Parkdale (which amalgamated into Charlottetown in 1996). 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


The 3,200 seat capacity arena was to be built on the southern side of the Charlottetown Driving Park (a harness racing track) and adjoining Kennedy Coliseum (an agricultural show facility), which would be renovated into a multi-use exhibition hall. Following construction there were many complaints from patrons and tenants of the arena, citing wasted space and the lack of seating down to the boards. The Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP), located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada is a harness racing track for racing standardbred horses. ... A trotter training at Vincennes hippodrome Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. ...


Following the 1991 Canada Winter Games, the civic centre and its arena became the responsibility of the City of Charlottetown (despite being located outside city limits until municipal amalgamation in 1996). In the mid-1990s, following extended complaints from patrons and tenants, the arena's seating was redesigned and expanded with additional seating placed down to the glass in several locations, as well as "luxury boxes" or sky boxes. The current capacity of the arena is approximately 4,000. // Events and trends The 1990s in its most obvious sense refers to the years 1990 to 1999, but has held a strong influence into the 2000s. ...


Tenants

The civic centre is currently the home of the P.E.I. Rocket of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The P.E.I. Rocket are a junior ice hockey team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. ... The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (French: la Ligue de hockey junior majeur du Québec, abbreviated QMJHL in English, LHJMQ in French) is one of the three Major Junior A Tier I hockey leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ...


From 1993 to 1996 the civic centre was the home of the American Hockey League's P.E.I. Senators. 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This logo is being used to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the AHLs founding. ...


From 1990 to 2003 the civic centre was also home to the Charlottetown Abbies of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League, as well as the University of Prince Edward Island "Panthers" mens hockey team of the Atlantic University Athletic Association (now Atlantic University Sport). Both of these teams were former tenants of the Charlottetown Forum, a facility which was closed following the civic centre's opening in 1990. Both teams moved in the fall of 2003 to the newly built H.W. MacLauchlan Arena on the U.P.E.I. campus. For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is a university in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. ... Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. ... For the Temptations album, see 1990 (Temptations album) MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The civic centre, being Prince Edward Island's largest indoor public facility, has also hosted a number of concerts, trade shows, and tournaments such as the 1999 Scott Tournament of Hearts and the 2003 Royal Bank Cup. Scott Tournament of Hearts is an annual professional Canadian women curling championship, sanctioned by the Canadian Curling Association. ... The Royal Bank Cup is an annual ice hockey tournament held to determine the Canadian Junior A champion. ...


See also

  • PEI Rocket
  • PEI Rocket Forums
  • Charlottetown Civic Centre - official website

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