Trail Memorial Centre - Trail, BC
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N 49° 05.872 W 117° 42.568
11U E 448209 N 5438577
Quick Description: Trail's Memorial centre houses not one but two skating rinks, and much more.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 10/7/2012 10:12:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMFEK2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
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Long Description:
The centre sits on the north side of Highway 3B on the west bank of the Columbia River in Trail. It houses 2 Skating/hockey rinks (the largest with a seating capacity of 2,537 people), squash courts, racquetball courts, golf swing practice range, hockey club offices, public library, gymnasium (seating capacity of 1,000), an 8 sheet curling rink, meeting rooms, the sports "Hall of Memories", conference and convention facilities, shuffleboard, a time capsule and a free Wifi outlet.

The Centre is also home to the Trail Smoke Eaters, twice world hockey champions.

"Originally named The Cominco Arena, it was constructed in 1949 to replace Trail's first rink, built in 1911 at the south end of Bay Avenue. Cominco Ltd. donated the land and contributed $500,000 towards construction of the Arena. In 1955, Cominco Ltd. contributed $275,000 towards construction of the Cominco Gymnasium.

The initial building housed an NHL-size ice surface for senior hockey, skating, and lacrosse.

In the summer months, the ice surface was replaced with a wooden floor and used for roller skating and other community events.

In subsequent years the building was expanded, to include an eight-sheet curling rink (complete with a lounge) in 1950; a small ice surface called the "Kid's Rink" in 1953; and a gymnasium (complete with kitchen facilities) in 1955. The Trail Municipal Library was constructed in 1958. The building became known as the Trail Memorial Centre. Racquetball, squash courts and meeting rooms were added in the 1970's.

In November 1999 the Centre celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The Trail Memorial Centre is one of the finest recreational facilities among small towns in Canada.

Memorial Centre Facts

Main Arena Ice Surface: 85' x 200'
Arena Seating Capacity: 2,500 with additional 1,000 standing
Kid's Rink Ice Surface: 60' by 145'
Gymnasium Seating Capacity: 900
Library Area: 4,500 square feet
Banquet Seating Capacity in Gymnasium: 500
Curling Rink Ice Surface: 8 sheets"

Source: (visit link)
Public or Private Access?: Public

Physical Address:
1051 Victoria Street
Trail, BC Canada
V1R3B6


Hours of Operation: From: 7:00 AM To: 10:00 PM

Rink Website: [Web Link]

Price: Not listed

Rent available ?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
There are no specific visit requirements, however telling about your visit is strongly encouraged. Additional photos of the building or rink to add to the gallery are also nice, but not required. Pictures with a GPS or you in them is highly discouraged.
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