4 places to watch ice-hockey in Canada
Ice-Hockey is THE national sport of Canada. It was created in 1834 and it is played on an ice rink by two teams of six players. The main championship is the NHL (National Hockey League) where teams from different cities in Canada compete. The ice-hockey season runs from October to April and it’s one of the most watched attractions for Canadians. If learning English in Canada is your plan, prepare yourself to watch great and exciting ice-hockey matches.
1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal, Montréal, QC H4B 5G0, Canada
Situated in the centre of Montreal, this is the major arena of ice-hockey in North America and it’s one of the most modern in the world. It is the official arena of the Montreal Canadiens team, one of the most successful of all time in NHL. The team are often referred to in English and French as the ‘Habs’. Besides ice hockey, Centre Bell also presents theatre shows and concerts. Make sure to check what’s on when you learn English at EC Montreal, the school’s juts a short walk away.
40 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2X2, Canada
Home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the second most valuable NHL team and one of the main rivals of Canadiens de Montréal. During the season there’s plenty of matches every week. The arena, formerly known as the Air Canada Centre, was opened in 1999 is also the home of the basketball team the Toronto Raptors (NBA) and lacrosse team Toronto Rock (NLL). If you learn English at EC Toronto, you can get to Scotiabank Arena easily by subway, the whole journey takes just around 30 minutes.
800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver, BC V6B 6G1, Canada
With capacity to more than 18,000, the arena located in Vancouver is home to the Vancouver Canucks, a member of the NHL since 1970. Besides ice hockey matches, the arena also has shows, concerts and several other great attractions. It’s a great place to visit during your language course at EC Vancouver, which is within walking distance.
555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1, Canada
The sports complex in Calgary has a capacity of 20,000. It is the home of the Calgary Flames (founded in 1972). Besides the ice-hockey games, the stadium also hosts shows and other events.
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