Crystal Arena - Coleman, AB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 37.997 W 114° 30.085
11U E 680415 N 5500856
Quick Description: Coleman began in 1903 to service a new coal mine operated by the International Coal and Coke Company. Nineteen years later this arena was built, one of the largest in Alberta at the time. Since sold, it now houses various businesses.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/8/2015 12:32:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMPCCB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
Views: 1

Long Description:
Crystal Arena

Sporting activities have always been important to Canadian towns, and Coleman was no exception. Between 1905 and the 1950s Coleman was famed for its hockey teams that contested regional and national championships and which sent several players to the National Hockey League.

Erected in 1922, the Crystal Arena was one of the largest indoor ice arenas in Alberta at the time, and a proud accomplishment for this small town. The arena name arose from a school contest; the five dollar prize went to student Lawrence Johnston.

The Crystal Arena was closed and sold after a new sports complex opened in the 1980s.
From the plaque at the site

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Type of Marker: Cultural

Sign Age: Historic Site or Building Marker

Parking: Parking available at site

Placement agency: Crowsnest Heritage

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