Building up Photos for RinkAtlas

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For the past year, I’ve been taking photos of many of the hockey arenas I’ve visited in the United States and Canada, with the intent of adding them to my arena database called RinkAtlas.

The current version of RinkAtlas is a Google Maps mashup that focuses on maps and directions to arenas all over North America.  I have a new version of RinkAtlas under development which will attempt to show hockey fans what it’s like to attend a hockey game at an arena with which they aren’t familiar.

The focus of the new RinkAtlas will be on larger arenas where professional, college, or major junior hockey games are played. But it will also continue to provide information about community ice arenas as well.

The photo shown here is the inside of Centre Recreatif Joé Juneau in Pont Rouge, Québec, near Quebec City.  This arena is named after Joé Juneau, a teammate of mine at RPI who played for a number of years in the National Hockey League and won the Silver Medal for Canada in the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.  My family and I were proud to be able to visit this arena on our trip to Canada in August 2015.