Canadian Tire Center (Ottawa Senators Stadium)

Home ice for the Ottawa Senators since its opening in 1996, Canadian Tire Centre, located in the suburb of Kanata, was built at a cost of approximately $170 million Canadian. Major renovations were accomplished in 2014, including remodeled food outlets and 4K video displays.  The venue boasts six restaurants and a fitness club as well as several specialized seating areas including suites and clubs. 

The Ottawa Senators were founded in 1992 and bear the same name as a historic Canadian hockey club which originally began in 1883, played as part of the NHL until 1934 and won 11 Stanley Cups.  The current Senators have made several runs deep into the playoffs, based on sixteen playoff appearances, four division titles and the 2003 Presidents’ Trophy. They made the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007, but that has been their only appearance to date.  The fans of the Senators are known as the Sens Army and often dress up for games in Roman legionary clothing.


How many seats are in Canadian Tire Centre

Canadian Tire Centre is equipped with seats for 18,652 Senator fans and is divided into three main sections, the 100s, 200s and 300s, which surround the arena floor. The 100 or club level is closest to the ice. There are suites in the 100 level, 200 level and at the mezzanine level which is above the 300 level. The 100 level has its own concourse while levels 200 and 300 share a concourse.  


Be sure to check out the food at Canadian Tire Centre!

Directions – How to get to Canadian Tire Centre

Located at 1000 Palladium Drive at the western edge of Ottawa in the suburb of Katana, Canadian Tire Centre is easy to reach via Highway 417.  There are two available exits from Highway 417 that will lead you to Canadian Tire Centre; they are the Terry Fox Drive and Palladium Drive exits.  Public transportation options are supplied by Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission which offers buses you can take directly to the arena.

Where to Park near Canadian Tire Centre?

There are nine parking lots surrounding Canadian Tire Centre, making it easy to find a spot when you reach the arena.  Pre-paid parking passes are available online and cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted at the lots.  If you’re willing to walk a bit, there’s free parking at a nearby Costco.  However, if you just want to knock $10 off your parking budget, the lots not immediately adjacent to the arena are a bit cheaper. 

Other Canadian Tire Centre FAQs

What was the Ottawa Senators arena called in 2003?

Canadian Tire Centre, home of the Ottawa Senators, was named the Corel Centre from 1996 to 2006.

How old is the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa?

Canadian Tire Centre, which was expanded in 2005, originally opened in 1996, making it 25 years old in 2021. 

What is the Canadian Tire Centre Health & Safety Information? (related to COVID)

As of September 12th, 2021, in order to enter Canadian Tire Centre, following the guidance and protocols set forth by the Public Health Authorities, it is mandatory for all guests who will be 12 years of age or older by the end of 2021 to have received both shots of their COVID-19 Vaccine.  Also per the arena website, masks are mandatory at all times throughout the entire venue, except when actively consuming food or beverage.

How much is an Ottawa Senators hockey ticket?

The Ottawa Senators have one of the lower average ticket prices throughout the NHL, with many tickets available for games in the $30 range. There are three regular seating areas in the Canadian Tire Centre as well as three different levels of suites. 

What hockey teams play at the Canadian Tire Centre?

The Ottawa Senators of the NHL’s Eastern Conference Atlantic Division call the Canadian Tire Centre their home. 

Who owns the Canadian Tire Centre?

Eugene Melnyk, a businessman and philanthropist is the owner and chairman of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and AHL’s Belleville Senators. 

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