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09-01-2013, 12:30 PM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Originally Posted by
Yeah, the Rideau canal would be a great place to have a game.
It would but it is not a place they can plan to have such a game.
When the all star game was here a number of events were planned for the canal and nearly all had to be cancelled Some were relocated to the Rink of Dreams.
Some years the canal is scarcely open for even a month.
Also, how would you have 40 thousand or so fans packed in to watch the game? There is really not much space either side of the canal and if they built bleachers on the canal the dramatic finale would likely be the ice giving way under players and fans.
The game should be at the new stadium which after all is right next to the canal, and have events planned for the canal and cross fingers that it would be frozen enough to host those events.
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