Shawinigan Cataractes

Arena Name: Aréna de Grand-Mère
Capacity: 2,000 (1,727 seated)
Address: 601 avenue 3e, Grand-Mère, QC, G9T 2K2
Used: 1992
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Aréna de Grand-Mère
Arena de Grand-Mere
Photo courtesy Andy Ritter of
What Was the Arena Like?
I have not been to the Aréna de Grand-Mère. If you would like to share anything, please email .

My friend and colleague Andy Ritter of Roaming the Rinks attended a Shawinigan XTREME game at the arena in 2008. To read his review, click here.

How To Get There

From A-55: Exit at 5/6th Avenue, exit #223, and proceed east into town on ave 5e. Make a right on rue 7e and then a left on ave 3e.
Inside the Aréna de Grand-Mère
Arena de Grand-Mere
Photo courtesy Andy Ritter of
What's It Used for Today?
Another footnote in the QMJHL's long history, the Aréna de Grand-Mère was brought into service in the 1992 playoffs by a municipal strike that closed the Arena Jacques-Plante. The Cataractes played a handful of games in total out of the tiny rink, beating Chicoutimi and then losing to Verdun. The arena is still open today to minor hockey, and although it has no major tenants at present, it is going to be undergoing a massive renovation project in the next few years to bring it up to modern standards.


If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, please e-mail me at email and I'll update the guide.

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Last Revised: May 9, 2009