Thursday, July 29, 2010



WHL - FORMER RINKS : BILLINGS, MONTANA, U.S.A
MetraPark Arena

Former Home of the Billings Bighorns
Built 1975


(Photo: Copywright - Paul Buxton)

Originally the Yellowstone METRA (for Montana's Entertainment, Trade and Recreation Arena), the MetraPark Arena was built in 1975 on Billings' fairgrounds. Two years later, the original Calgary WHL franchise uprooted from Alberta and moved in. The team lasted five seasons in Montana, and produced such NHLers as Dave Barr and Andy Moog. They moved to Nanaimo in 1982, and today are the Tri-City Americans. The arena was recently renamed the Rimrock Auto Arena and is still open for concerts, indoor football, and other usual arena events.