Pacific Northwest Architecture

Pacific Coliseum

Also known as
The Rink on Renfrew
Address
100 North Renfrew Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5K 3N7
Basic Information
Designed by W. K. Noppe
Cost CAN$8,000,000
Type
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Neighborhood: Hastings-Sunrise
More Information
  • Ice hockey seating capacity: 15,713
  • Concert seating capacity: 17,500
  • Total floor space: 94,325 square feet
  • Arena floor space 56,825 square feet
  • This is the location of figure skating competitions in the 2010 winter games.
  • This is the location of short track speed skating competitions int he 2010 winter games.
  • This was the location where the Vancouver Canucks played hockey until moving to General Motors Place in 1995.
  • January 8, 1968: This building opened to the public.
  • 1968: The Vancouver Canucks hockey team started playing here.
  • 1971: The Vancouver Nats hockey team started playing here.
  • 1973: The Vancouver Nats stopped playing here.
  • 1973: The Vancouver Blazers hockey team started playing here
  • 1975: The Vancouver Blazers hockey team stopped playing here.
  • 1979: The Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team started playing here.
  • 1984: The Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team stopped playing here.
  • 1994: The Vancouver Voodoo roller hockey team started playing here.
  • 1995: The Vancouver Voodoo roller hockey team stopped playing here.
  • 1995: The Vancouver Canucks hockey team stopped playing here.
  • 2001: The Vancouver Giants hockey team started playing here.
  • 2007: The arena was renovated. Among the major changes, the seats were replaced, and the ice surface increased to international competition size.
  • 2010: This facility was used for the 2010 Winter Olympics.