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The Original Hockey Hall of Fame - Invista Centre - Kingston, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65
N 44° 16.541 W 076° 34.136
18T E 374795 N 4903689
Quick Description: The Original Hockey Hall of Fame is located in the Invista Centre at 1350 Gardiners Road, 2nd Floor, Kingston, Ontario
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 9/12/2016 10:40:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMT24H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Canada’s First Winter Olympic gold medal from 1924 is located at the ORIGINAL HOCKEY HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM, Invista Centre, 1350 Gardiners Road, 2nd Floor, Kingston, ON Canada .

"Founded by the National Hockey League and the Canadian Amateur Hockey Asociation on September 10, 1943 - Kingston’s International Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum is the “Original Hockey Hall of Fame” and the oldest sports hall of fame in Canada. Captain James T. Sutherland of Kingston spearheaded the bid to bring the Hockey Hall of Fame to Kingston and was inducted into the hall in 1947 - one of the first forty members inducted into the hall during the Kingston-era. The Original Hall of Fame is proudly located in Kingston, Ontario." (visit link)

"The Original Hockey Hall of Fame

Founded by the National Hockey League and the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association on September 10, 1943 - Kingston's International Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum is the "Original Hockey Hall of Fame" and the oldest sports hall of fame in Canada. Captain James T. Sutherland of Kingston spearheaded the bid to bring the Hockey Hall of Fame to Kingston and was inducted into the hall in 1947 - one of the first forty members inducted into the hall during the Kingston-era.

Capt. Sutherland died in 1955 and never realized his dream of seeing the hall of fame built in Kingston. Fifteen years after awarding the Hall of Fame to Kingston, NHL President Clarence Campbell withdrew support in 1958 and Toronto was awarded the hall of fame. Despite a major setback, the Kingston organizing committee moved forward and the International Hockey Hall of Fame was finally opened in 1965 in a brand new building on the Kingston Memorial Centre grounds at the corner of York and Alfred Streets.

In 1992, an agreement was reached with the International Ice Hockey Federation to have the Kingston shrine become the International Ice Hockey Federation Museum. That partnership was abandoned in 1997 and since that time the Kingston hall has been known as the International Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum.

On January 1, 2003, we officially changed our operating name back to International Hockey Hall of Fame in part to help celebrate our 60th anniversary celebrations in 2003." (visit link)

ORIGINAL HOCKEY HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM
Invista Centre
1350 Gardiners Road, 2nd Floor
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Hours of Operation:
Open Daily 9:00 am - 9:00 pm


Admission Prices:
Admission Free for all visitors!


Hall of Fame website URL: [Web Link]

Time Required for Full Experience: Under 1 hour

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