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Trace(s): Joe Patrick’s Giant New Arena

Trace(s): Joe Patrick’s Giant New Arena

1911: Joe Patrick’s giant new arena was home to the largest artificial ice surface west of Madison Square Gardens

Once Nelson, BC lumberman Joseph Patrick made his fortune, he moved to Victoria and got into pro hockey, bankrolling a team in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. To house his investment, he built the 10,500 seat Denman Arena between Denman Street and Chilco Street, on land that was once part of Kanaka Ranch. The construction bill—a whopping $226,382—was modest by current standards. It might buy a 300 sq. ft. downtown Vancouver condo today.


From the City of Vancouver Archives


Credits

Written by: John Wellwood

Researched and Edited by: John Wellwood and Todd Smith

Visual Design: Todd Smith

Voice Over: Todd Smith

Trace(s): The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

Trace(s): The Royal Vancouver Yacht Club

Trace(s): Howard Hughes Brings Fame to the Bayshore Inn

Trace(s): Howard Hughes Brings Fame to the Bayshore Inn

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