Calgary is an attractive and dynamic city situated on the banks of the Bow River and close to Alberta’s majestic Rocky Mountains. The Calgary Stampede is undoubtedly Calgary’s best-known visitor attraction. This event, featuring a large parade and world-class rodeo, draws more than a million people each year. The host city of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games takes pride in its sporting legacy. Canada Olympic Park is a multi-purpose athletic facility designed for skiing, snowboarding, bobsleigh, and luge during the winter and mountain biking during the summer. The Scotiabank Saddledome is the home of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, as well as being the venue for countless events and concerts throughout the year. Other attractions, including the Glenbow Museum, Calgary Tower, and Eau Claire Market are other great places to visit year-round.
The Max Bell Centre (commonly Max Bell Arena) is an arena in Calgary, Alberta, in the community of Radisson Heights. It seats 2,121, with a standing room capacity of over 3,000. It is named after Max Bell, a philanthropist who was a prominent businessman in Calgary.
It hosted curling and short-track speed skating events at the 1988 Winter Olympics, both demonstration events. Presently, the arena is home to the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, the Okotoks Raiders of the Rocky Mountain Junior A Lacrosse League and the primary facility for the Northeast Calgary Athletic Association’s minor hockey teams.
The Max Bell Centre will be the official venue for the 2018 Minto Cup.