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.
Home of the Ottawa Senators, One of the top ranked hockey teams in the National Hockey league. Don't miss out on a fun filled evening of canadian hockey.
For those who may not be familiar with hockey.....well....you have guys with sticks that chase around a hard piece of rubber and try to put it in a net.....and well somehow they get paid a million dollars to do so.
Ticket can range from around 20 dollars canadian (nosebleed section) to about 200 dollars canadian.
Equipment: ** Best to take the shuttle bus to Scotia Bank Place or else you may get caught in sens traffic!!!!!
The Ottawa Senators represent the N.H.L. here in Ottawa....a franchise that was rejuvenated after an absence from the league for about 60 years...The NHL team came back to the N.H.L. in 1993 and have slowly developed into a respectable hockey team...in a league that night not have the same level of respectability that it once did...MY TWO CENTS Worth...
"The Sens" as they are nicknamed have in they're past glory years won the Stanley Cup on 11 occasions dating back to they're first tenure in the league from 1917 until 1934...
They play at a facility here called the Scotiabank Place...that was originally opened in 1996 as the Palladium...the facility has sold the naming rights to the building twice...the first time to Corel Corp...and more recently the Bank of Nova Scotia...The "rink" as I call it has a capacity of 20,500 when including standing room.
Its often a pretty good value for the dollar but its an expensive venture going out to the rink to watch an NHL team play...ticket prices range in price from $ 20.00 in the Standing room zone all the way to $ 300.00 for a single game...and that's just the cost of admission...
A good hockey game is just that...and I certainly wouldn't advise spending $ 300.00 to see a single game...but its your choice...all in all though hockey is a fast paced and exciting game to watch...if you've never been to an N.H.L. game then you might want to check this out...
And the Half-price Wings!!
Pub.101 seems to be the place where it happens for the sports fans here in Ottawa's Byward Market with its array of big screens on both the ground and 1st floors and by all accounts local Senators games are sometimes broadcast from there.
I've only dropped in once for a beer and to take advantage of the half-price wings (Delish! they were too!) but the smattering of local fans in full kit on a minor games day (if there is such a thing as a minor games day in Canada) seemed to be revelling in it.
Equipment: I don't suppose full kit is absolutely necessary but if you want to fit in...
Scotiabank Place is home to the Ottawa Senators, currently one of the best teams in the National Hockey League, and it's usually possible to buy last-minute tickets to a game (although you may not be getting the best seats in the house). A great place to go, especially if you're from outside the country, to see what the game of hockey is all about in Canada. Go Sens Go!
If you're looking to see some excellent professional hockey, look no further than Scotiabank Place and the Ottawa Senators to get your fix. I'm a huge fan and try to go at least once a year. Although I may be a little biased, there are some advantages to Ottawa over Toronto and the Leafs. Better ticket prices/seating, location is outside of town, technically Kanata so you don't have to go into the madness of being downtown like the Air Canada Centre. Even if you want to see the Leafs, seeing them in Ottawa is still to your advantage.
The Ottawa Senators are a professional NHL (National Hockey League) hockey team based in the city of Ottawa. They are the only major league team in our city.
The Senators play all their home games at Scotiabank Place (formerly called the Corel Center), which is situated in Kanata.
The hockey season goes from Mid-September to the beginning of April.
Great team, come out and support the Sens!
Hockey as I have said in many many tips is a passion in Canada and the nations capital is no different.
In Ottawa there are some options for hockey but their NHL team is the Ottawa Senetors.
They also have a CHL team the Ottawa 67s.
The Senetors play at the Scotiabank Place formerly the Corel Center and the 67s play at the Civic Centre. Hockey is a great sport and if your in Canada during the season you should take in a game.
In the fall of 2006 I caught a game between the Ottawa Senators and the Carolina Hurricane's. Carolina won the game 3-2. I highly recommend a hockey game to anyone if your fan or if your visiting Canada.
One thing though, if your coming to Canada for no other reason that to see a hockey game, go to Toronto or Montreal for an enhanced atmosphere and passion. The only other point I make about Hockey in Ottawa is the distance the Scotiabank
Ottawa is home to the National Hockey League Ottawa Senators franchise, and boy are we passionate about the team.
If the Sens are still playing during playoff time (April - June) the city is in a buzz you cannot go anywhere in the city without seeing a car flag, logo or anything senator related. We love our team, and we are just as passionate about it as futbol fans are about their club teams in Europe.
The team plays in a beautiful 19,000 + seat arena in the west end called the Scotiabank Place (formerlly Corel Centre). It is a state of the art facility which is packed for every Senators home game.
If you are lucky enough to be in town during a game, check it out, sometimes tickets are hard to find but if you look hard enough obtaining some shouldn't be a problem.
Equipment: Senators jersey, some emotion, passion and energy... the flag is optional.
The Ottawa 67s are our minor league hockey team. Basically it's one level below the National Hockey League. It is in this league where players, usually aged 17-19, can be drafed to play for a professional team.
The 67s always compete, and it's exciting hockey. Plus, it is not expensive, and the arena is located on Bank St., just on the southern edge of the downtown.
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