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Canadian Tire Centre

Opened:Jan. 15, 1996Home Team:Ottawa Senators
Owner:Estate of the late Eugene Melnyk, Capital Sports Properties Inc.Capacity:19,347
Location:1000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa, ONFormer Names:Palladium (1996)
Corel Centre
Scotiabank Place (2006–2013)

Canadian Tire Centre (French: Centre Canadian Tire) is a multi-purpose arena in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, located in the western suburb of Kanata. It opened in January 1996 as the Palladium and was known as Corel Centre (French: Centre Corel) from 1996 to 2006 and Scotiabank Place (French: Place Banque Scotia) from 2006 to 2013.

The arena is primarily used for ice hockey, serving as the home arena of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL) since its opening in 1996 and as a temporary home for the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League during renovations at its arena. The arena is also used regularly for music concerts and has hosted events such as the Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s basketball championship and the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa Senators
Canadian Tire Centre, Home of the Ottawa Senators (Ontario Images, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

First Game

  • Jan. 18, 1996 – Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens (3-0 loss)

Notable Events

  • Stanley Cup Final – 2007
  • NHL Entry Draft – 2008
  • NHL All-Star Game – 2013
  • IIHF World Junior Championships – 2009
  • IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships – 2013
  • Canadian University Basketball Championships – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014