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Father David Bauer Arena

9350-2424 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 3Y9


Several teams call this arena home, making it one of the best-known rinks in Calgary.




Neighbourhood | Northwest
Getting There | Located just north of McMahon Stadium.


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Profile Last Updated: May 15, 2009

The basics
This well-known arena is home to the Canadian Hockey Association, the Calgary Royals of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, the University of Calgary Dinos hockey team and the Figure Skating Training Centre. But it is best known as the on-ice training facility for Canada's national hockey team.

The history
The arena is named after Father David Bauer, the founder of Canada's national hockey team and program. Bauer won Canadian junior hockey's prestigious Memorial Cup twice; once in 1945 as a player with Oshawa, and later in 1961 as a coach at St. Michael's. The gifted athlete chose a career with the Basilian Order instead of pursuing professional sports. Father Bauer was presented with the Order of Canada in 1967 and in 1989, a year after his death; he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Builders category.

The extras
The Father Bauer Arena is part of a two-arena facility that also includes the Norma Bush Arena. The arena has one 185' x 85' artificial ice surface, one – 200' x 100' Olympic ice surface, and seating capacity to pack the house during games and events. The arena also has all the accessories, from the automated skate sharpener to the concession stand with treats for the whole family.