The “Old” Arena Gardens in Medicine Hat -A Historical Vignette

The storied history of the iconic building known simply as the “Arena” came to a sudden and dramatic end on March 18th,1969 when the revered facility, which had hosted many a hockey game and community event, was completely destroyed by fire. For many, it signaled the end of an era.


4 thoughts on “The “Old” Arena Gardens in Medicine Hat -A Historical Vignette

  1. Hi, Bill. Another great piece, and one that brought back memories! You mention that your parents met when they were skating at the arena. If I remember correctly, there was a “Thirty to Ninety Club” that skated in the arena on Sundays. I didn’t belong (I was too young, and also a terrible skater), but the club was popular in its time.

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