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02-05-2013, 03:51 PM
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Change in Smoking Zone at SBP.

Not surprised at this. The smoke is pretty intense during intermission, right to Row A in the 200s. E-mail from the Sens is below.

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As a valued season-seat owner, we would like to inform you of a change in our smoking policy. The smoking areas at Gate 2 & 3 and the smoking deck in section 209 will no longer be available. Gate 1 will be the new (and only) smoking area for guests at Scotiabank Place.

This policy is effective today (Tuesday, Feb. 5), for the Senators game against the Buffalo Sabres and will remain in place for all future Senators games and Scotiabank Place events.

The heavy congestion at Gate 2 and 3 and at the smoking deck in section 209 were impacting the overall guest experience particularly during intermissions. In addition, fans and season-seat owners have complained that smoke coming from these areas was finding its way back into the concourse and negatively impacting their game experience.

This relocation of the smoking areas will dramatically reduce and hopefully eliminate the flow of smoke coming back into the Scotiabank Place.
Tickets of those individuals who leave the building to smoke will be scanned in and out, consistent with the policy that has been in place at Gates 2 & 3.

We are listening to our fans and always looking to improve the experience of the game. You can also access the new policy information on our Scotiabank Place website. If you have any questions or concerns, please email scotiabankplace@scotiabankplace.com.

Kind regards,

Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

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Eagerly awaiting mixed reactions.

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I'm a smoker and am ok with this. Last game I went to was brutal just trying to get there...didn't even bother in the 2nd intermission. Didn't even know about the smoke getting back in so I don't have a problem taking it somewhere else either. As a smoker I think it's gross so I don't want to screw anyone else's night up.

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I'm a smoker and am ok with this. Last game I went to was brutal just trying to get there...didn't even bother in the 2nd intermission. Didn't even know about the smoke getting back in so I don't have a problem taking it somewhere else either. As a smoker I think it's gross so I don't want to screw anyone else's night up.
For such a polite and considerate smoker, your avatar makes me chuckle.

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I'm a smoker and am ok with this. Last game I went to was brutal just trying to get there...didn't even bother in the 2nd intermission. Didn't even know about the smoke getting back in so I don't have a problem taking it somewhere else either. As a smoker I think it's gross so I don't want to screw anyone else's night up.
Wish all smokers were like you!

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Not surprising, smokers have really been getting bent over the past 10 years.

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Damn, that smoking deck made it SO easy to sneak into game. I'm really gonna miss that. Don't think too many smokers are gonna complain about this. I'm a smoker and I could care less (other than not being able to sneak in anymore). Gotta wonder how long it'll be until smoking is completely banned in all public places though...

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Not surprised. They were talking about doing this 2 years ago.

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Not surprising, smokers have really been getting bent over the past 10 years.
Maybe because inhaling smoke when in a public place is REALLY annoying.

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Maybe because inhaling smoke when in a public place is REALLY annoying.
Ya. Especially the diesel smoke from the million buses that bomb around our fair city.

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Ya. Especially the diesel smoke from the million buses that bomb around our fair city.
He lives in Sudbury now. They don't have buses. They have dogsleds.

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Ya. Especially the diesel smoke from the million buses that bomb around our fair city.
For the record, I hate it when people run Diesel engines inside public buildings as well. Or let them idle a foot from an open doorway.

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didnt know flow back to the arena was a huge problem.

seems inconvenient not to have a smoking deck though. You were able to go there without the whole ticket thing, right?

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Smokers should not be allowed at hockey games.

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Sitting in 308 on opening night, I thought someone was smoking in the stands. Turns out the smoking section was behind the section.

Hey I like a cigarette when I'm having a few beers but I have nothing against what they have done.

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Sitting in 308 on opening night, I thought someone was smoking in the stands. Turns out the smoking section was behind the section.

Hey I like a cigarette when I'm having a few beers but I have nothing against what they have done.
agreed. So by gate one, do they just mean outside the main doors?

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Ban smoking from Canada. Problem solved.

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Ban smoking from Canada. Problem solved.
Then ban alcohol, and soft drinks and fried foods. Hell anything with more sugar or fat then is considered healthy.

Then we should ban mp3 players, cause a few people have been hit by cars while wearing them.

Lets ban short skirts too because once a guy drove into a flock of penguins while he was staring at some chicks ass cheeks.

Oh and lets ban perfume, cause sometimes the smell is a little overbearing. Hmmm what else can we ban? Please government tells us what do to!

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Then ban alcohol, and soft drinks and fried foods. Hell anything with more sugar or fat then is considered healthy.

Then we should ban mp3 players, cause a few people have been hit by cars while wearing them.

Lets ban short skirts too because once a guy drove into a flock of penguins while he was staring at some chicks ass cheeks.

Oh and lets ban perfume, cause sometimes the smell is a little overbearing. Hmmm what else can we ban? Please government tells us what do to!
Pretty sure he was being facetious...

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Sitting in 308 on opening night, I thought someone was smoking in the stands. Turns out the smoking section was behind the section.

Hey I like a cigarette when I'm having a few beers but I have nothing against what they have done.
Same for 211/210 during another game, was really surprised to hear that it was coming from the smoking deck. Hope the new set-up is reasonable though and not to much of a PITA for the smokers.

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Last year I went out to one of the smoking decks with one of my buddies who smokes. It was a maze packed full of people and the air was so bad I thought I was going to choke.

Disgusting place.

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Glad they moved the smoking from the 2nd level. It was brutal up there.

Today the main concourse was abit smokey but not nearly as bad as the bus exhaust from 59 buses blowing directly into the tunnel to the far parking lot. Ban the buses!!

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Ban smoking from Canada. Problem solved.
Again, no clue if you're being facetious or not but the government doesn't have any right or say in that at all.

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Ban smoking from Canada. Problem solved.
Again, no clue if you're being facetious or not but the government doesn't have any right or say in that at all.

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