Old And New Quebec Barns

We’re back from Quebec City where we had such a fine and outstanding time. A trip we’ll remember with great fondness.

Although when we were leaving Quebec it was minus-1 with snow and two hours south in Montreal it was plus-12 and sunny.

Below, the Colisee, scene of many a Jean Beliveau triumph with the Aces and Guy Lafleur with the Remparts, and the annual International Peewee Tournament held each February where 11 and 12-year olds sometimes play in front of more than 10,000 fans.

And of course the intense and often vicious Habs-Nordiques rivalry that existed from 1979 to ’95.

The unfinished building next door is the New Colisee, or Quebecor Arena, or whatever it’s going to be called, being built for a possible NHL team coming back in the near future. This place will hold 18,482 while the Colisee seats 15,176.


4 thoughts on “Old And New Quebec Barns”

  1. Marjo, how come? Not big enough? They also expect a bunch of money from the government that might not go over well. But when we compare there to places like Sunrise, it would be like night and day. Another problem is that they had a team before and couldn’t keep it.

  2. I for one would welcome the return of the Nordiques. Imagine the rivalries in a division that featured the Nordiques, Canadiens, Senators, Leafs, Bruins, Red Wings and Sabres.

  3. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see Canada have another hockey team, especially in the land of loyal, passionate fans. However, who will want to play in a city where it’s mostly French and politically unstable? I hope I’m wrong but it’s how I see it…

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