Medicine Hat Arena Canada, Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat Arena

The Medicine Hat Arena is a 4,006-seat multi-purpose arena in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. It was built in 1970 to replace the old rink that burned down in a fire where the Medicine Hat Inn is now situated. It was home to the Medicine Hat Tigers ice hockey team. In recent years, the building has received upgrades including new plastic seats to replace the rainbow wooden benches that nicknamed the rink "The Smartie Box". A new scoreboard, sound system, heating system, lighting system and front entrance have been added. The Tigers sold out every game for over five seasons, finally ending on March 29, 2008, when thet played to a crowd of 3,788, 218 short of a sell-out.

The Tigers moved to the new Canalta Centre for the 2015-16 WHL season. The old arena remains open.