Credit Union Centre
Saskatoon Blades ( WHL) (since 1988) Saskatchewan Storm ( WBL ) ( 1990-1992) Saskatchewan Hawks (CBA ) ( 1999-2001) Saskatchewan SWAT ( RMLL ) (2007 ) Saskatoon Slam ( NBL ) ( 1993-1994)
The Credit Union Centre ( CUC) (formerly known as Saskatchewan Place or short SaskPlace ) is a multi-purpose hall in the city of Saskatoon in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It is located on the northeast edge of the city and was opened in February 1988. The Arena now offers space for a maximum of approximately 15,000 spectators and is home arena of the ice hockey team's Saskatoon Blades.
The arena was opened on 9 February 1988, initially had a capacity of 7,800 seats. For the alignment of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship in 1991 it was expanded to 11,300 seats. In preparation for hosting the World Ice Hockey Championship U20 Junior 2010 took place from January to November 2009, a renovation of the hall instead, in which the capacity was increased by a further 3,000 places. In addition, the locker rooms have been adapted to the current requirements.
In addition to the regularly discharged home games of the Saskatoon Blades following events took place in the Credit Union Centre:
- In the years 1991 and 2010, the arena was the venue for the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship.
- The University Cup, the Canadian University Championship in ice hockey, the years 1998 to 2000 took place in CUC.
- A game of Super Series 2007, an ice hockey competition between the junior national teams of Russia and Canada, was held in the arena.
- In 1989, the Memorial Cup in the Canadian Hockey League found (CHL ) held at CUC.
- In 1999, the arena hosted the volleyball world championship of juniors.
- 2005, the main event was held to mark the 100th birthday of Saskatchewan rather than a Canadian province in CUC, in which the head of state, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip were present.
- 2007 Juno Awards were presented in the arena.
- The Canadian Curling Championships men, called The Brier were 1989, 2000 and 2004 held at Credit Union Centre; the Tournament of women, the Tournament of Hearts, in 1991.