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Every time the guide is updated, details will appear on this page.

February 10, 2024: Yesterday I chalked-off a milestone - I've now seen every CHL team in Canada play at home, thanks to last night's Blades home game against Prince Albert at the SaskTel Centre. I've updated the page to reflect that, as well as having finally gotten to the site of the old Saskatoon Arena. Four American teams to go to complete the CHL!

September 27, 2023: I actually made it to Prince George. Pages are updated for the Cougars and the Prince George Coliseum. I've also added a small postscript following my visit to another Edmonton Oil Kings game.

February 11, 2023: My friend Steve and I visited Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Calgary last weekend, bringing my CHL totals up to 72 all time and 54/60 current. I've now got profiles online for those three arenas, as well as the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex, one of the last former (current?) rinks in the WHL that I hadn't yet been to.

November 29, 2022: Correspondent Dwight Schmidt sent in photos of the Moose Jaw Civic Centre, which have now been uploaded.

October 16, 2022: The WHL Arena Guide launches today as its own entity after piggybacking off the OHL site for a couple of years. I had always said that I'd only launch the WHL site solo after I got to at least 45% of the league, as that was where I was at for both the O (in 2003) and Q (in 2007) before launching those websites. If you've been piggybacking on my work for a while (and if so, thank you!), what's actually new here from my most recent trip are reports from six games, in Brandon, Seattle, Everett, Kelowna, Red Deer and Regina, as well as a writeup, photos or both from the current arena in Winnipeg and former arenas Winnipeg Arena, ManEx Arena, Wheat City Arena, Credit Union Place, Four Seasons Arena, Nicholas Sheran Ice Centre, Tacoma Dome, Cranbrook Memorial Arena and the Cranbrook RecPlex. But I've also created content for a ton of former arena sites that never were written up before, so nearly every page on here has at least something new.

As of today I'm still short nine WHL arenas to complete the league, six of which I've been to see and three which will be new to me. I'm hopeful I might have one more trip in me this winter to knock off southern Alberta, but it remains to be seen. My nine missing are three in Alberta (Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Calgary), three in the U.S. (Spokane, Tri-City and Portland), and three outliers (Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Prince George). As always if you have anything to contribute, drop me a line at or on Twitter @ohlarenaguide.

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