Thursday, April 1, 2010

CALGARY CORRAL



WHL FORMER RINKS: CALGARY, ALBERTA

(Photo: Copywright by Chuck Szmurlo)

Stampede Corral


Former Home of the Calgary Centennials and Wranglers
Built 1950

The Stampede Corral was built in 1950 on the grounds of the Calgary Stampede as the main arena for the city of Calgary. It was used by a variety of Calgary teams over the years, including the WHL's Centennials and Wranglers. The NHL's Flames also played in the building between their move to Alberta in 1980 and the construction of the new Olympic Saddledome, built a stone's throw away in 1983. The Corral is still open today and is used for a variety of functions, including the annual Stampede. The Corral was also used in the 1988 Winter Olympics as a secondary venue for hockey and figure skating. This picture is by Chuck Szmurlo and is licensed under a Creative Commons license.