Trail Memorial Centre

The Trail Memorial Centre contains the 2,108 sat Cominco Arena complete with 8 foot high glass all the way around the rink, excellent ice quality and a four sided video scoreboard system with live broadcasting capabilities. Eight dressing rooms, ample space for equipment storage and close easy access to excellent medical facilities make this facility an ideal venue for hosting international teams and training camps. Home to the Trail Smoke Eaters Junior A hockey team the Trail Memorial Centre has produced numerous hockey players and athletes that have gone on to national and international fame. With a very well sports educated local population hockey events including Smoke eaters games regularly sell out the arena. The facility has hosted many major exhibition hockey games featuring both the Canadian Men’s and Women’s National Teams, the Soviet National, Red Army and Junior national teams and the Montreal Canadiens. In addition, the facility recently hosted the Hockey Canada 2007 World Junior A Challenge which featured the Under 19 National Teams from Russia, Canada, Germany, The USA and Belarus. This event ran for a total of 11 days and included training camps, several exhibition games and the seven day, twelve game tournament. The Junior A’s were a huge success and as a result Hockey Canada has now endorsed the City of Trail as a pre-competition training location for international teams for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Hosting Portfolio: 

2007 World Junior A Hockey Challenge
2006 and 1982 BC Winter Games
Home to Trail Smoke Eaters Junior A team
Past training site for the Men’s and Women’s Canadian National team.
1960 Allan Cup Championships


Situated on the banks of the Columbia Rivers in the heart of downtown Trail the arena and sports complex are within easy walking distance of Trail’s shops and restaurants. The facility is only 200 meters away from a deluxe hotel with excellent accommodations and is 1km away from the regional hospital with over 100 medical doctors and specialists. Also located in the complex are an 8 sheet curling rink, full sized gymnasium with seats for 1,000, full banquet kitchen facilities, squash and racquetball courts.

Facility Specs: 
Year completed 1949
Seating capacity 2108
Parking capacity 500
Medical room Yes
Warm up area Yes
Licensed for alcohol Yes
Official rooms 2
Food services Yes
Dressing rooms 8
Facility Specs: 
Scoreboard Electronic
Sound system Yes
Owner City
Office space Yes
Weight room / fitness facility Yes
Equipment storage Yes
Ticket box Yes
Media room Yes
Internet capability High Speed
Hospitality room Yes
Contact Info: 
Trail Memorial Centre Contact: Robert Baker –Parks and Recreation Director
1051 Victoria Street P: 1-250-364-0808
Trail, BC, Canada F:1-250-364-0845
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