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09-26-2006, 10:17 AM
Ri hards
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Queen's Park Arena, New Westminster BC
-Former home of the New Westminster Bruins, New Westminster Outlaws, and Queens Park Pirates.
-Current home of the New Westminster Whalers of the WHA Junior league (I know. . .)

-The construction of the rink. As I said above, it's been home to many Junior teams, and thus has a huge seating capacity for a community Rink. You just get that good old nostalgic feeling of a rink from a different time.
-It's been recently renovated so the dressing rooms and showers are nice.
-The ice is always great
-The players benches are big enough to fit a full team comfortably
-They just switched over to an electric zamboni, so there's no fear of Carbon Monoxide insta-death
-The water fountains fill up bottles quickly (this is key!)
-The home side and away side for dressing rooms are on different sides of the rink

-There is no skate/pro shop
-The concession is only open during games
-There are no work-out/ dry land facilities (which we've been pushing for!)
-There are only two dressing rooms per side of rink
-Parking can be troublesome. The arena is part of the "Queen's Park" amenities and shares a huge parking lot with a Stadium, an Arenex, a theatre, and a park.

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