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
Written by: John Wellwood
Researched and Edited by: John Wellwood and Todd Smith
Visual Design: Todd Smith
Voice Over: Todd Smith