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Now Known As Kerrisdale Cyclone Taylor Arena
Date Opened 1949
Venue Capacity 2000
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Venue Address 5670 East Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y7,

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Once a part of the Municipality of Point Grey before the 1929 amalgamation, Kerrisdale Park was known as Strathcona Gardens since 1931 when the Park Board decided to plow the turf for community vegetable plots. At this time the country was in the depths of depression and the gardens helped feed the unemployed.

By the mid-1940s, the Point Grey Community Centre Society conceived plans for an indoor ice arena at the Strathcona Gardens site. In May 1947, The Park Board agreed to lease part of the gardens to the Society for the arena. Kerrisdale residents then launched an aggressive and wide spread fundraising campaign to raise money for the project. These donations plus funds from a local improvement bylaw along with some Park Board money, brought the project to fruition.

The new skating facility, named the Kerrisdale Arena, was officially opened on November 11, 1949. The Park Board assumed full operating responsibility for the arena in the early 1970s and soon after it was renamed for one of Canada's early hockey greats, Fred 'Cyclone' Taylor, who also served as Park Commissioner from 1951-1956.

Kerrisdale Arena provides an ideal location for all rink events. With seating for over 2000 spectators, the arena is an excellent choice for hosting hockey and ringette games/tournaments, figure skating competitions, and any other event requiring a NHL-size ice sheet.

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