Yardmen ArenaEdit profile
Yardmen Arena is a 3,257 seat multi-purpose arena in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. It was built in 1978, and was then known as the Quinte Sports Centre. It is home to the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League. The Yardmen Arena has hosted the OHL All-Star Game twice, in 1983 and 2006.
The arena's name is in honour of a small group of railroaders known as "The Belleville Yardmen" who raised more than $3 million to contribute to its construction.
The Quinte Sports Hall of Fame is located in the lobby at the south end of the arena. Many photos and memories are located in there. The Belleville Bulls annual team photos are on display at the north end of the arena on the second level.
The arena has an international sized ice surface of 200 ft. length by 100 ft. width. It is the largest ice surface in the Ontario Hockey League. Yardmen Arena also has two balconies, on opposite sides of the ice. It was the only arena in the Ontario Hockey League to have a second level of seating until the John Labatt Centre was built in London, Ontario in 2002.
Interior of Yardmen Arena.
OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. February 1st, 2006.