Québec Remparts

Arena Name: PEPS
Capacity: 2,000
Built: 1971
Address: Université Laval, Ste-Foy, QC, G1K 7P4
Last Game: 1999
Ice Surface Size: Regulation
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What was the Arena Like?
PEPS, aka the Pavillon de l'éducation physique et des sports de l'Université Laval, or the Sports and Physical Education Pavillion at the University of Laval, is a university multi-sport building located on the campus of the Université Laval in Ste-Foy, Quebec, just a few miles from downtown Québec City. It's a sprawling, charmless, concrete building, one of those university edifices from the 1970s that blight nearly every campus around the world; one that makes you wonder why the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey should have been the dominant architectural cue of the decade. It's also set way back from the road, which means that in the height of winter you're forced to walk across a barren, windswept and frozen tundra just to get in.

PEPS has it all. It's got an indoor pool, a gym, weight room, tennis courts, and two hockey arenas that can actually combine into one. Yes, you read that right - it's an extremely cool setup. The hockey rink has seats in an "L" shape on two sides, with a removable wall on the third side of the ice. When the wall is removed, the two ice pads can combine into one for the hosting of long-track speed skating.

I wish I could have seen it, but when I visited, the Laval Rouge et Or varsity team was playing a home game and I wasn't going to pay the admission fee when I had tickets to the Q game in Victoriaville in two hours. PEPS was only used by the reborn Québec Remparts for two seasons before moving back to their spiritual home, the Colisée, and only because ownership wasn't entirely sure that the rebirth of junior hockey in the city would work. Once it became clear that the Remparts would survive, they moved downtown and left the varsity teams to their charmless concrete monolith.
Inside PEPS
How To Get There
From A-540: Follow the expressway until it ends and then continue straight on Boul. Laurier. When you see the university campus on the left, turn into the main entrance, then make a right. Follow the signs after that.

From A-740: Follow the expressway until it ends and continue straight to Boul. Laurier. Turn right, then make a right into the main entrance of the university. Turn right then follow the signs to PEPS.
What's it Used For Today?
PEPS, as mentioned, is home to pretty much every single Laval Rouge et Or varsity team in every sport. There's even a football stadium next door that hosts the football team.
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Last Revised: September 14, 2007