Québec Remparts

Arena Name: Videotron Centre
Capacity: 18,259
Built: 2015
Address: 250B boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel, Québec City, QC, G1L 5A7
Telephone No: (418) 525-1212
Ice Surface Size: Regulation
Franchise Date: 1969-70, moved in 1985, refounded 1997-98
QMJHL Championships: 5, in 1969-70, 1970-71, 1972-73,
1973-74, & 1975-76
Memorial Cup Championships: 2, in 1970-71 & 2005-06
Colours: Black, Red, & White
Official Web Site:
Venue Web Site:
Former Arenas: Colisée de Québec
Pavillon de la Jeunesse


 Videotron Centre

Videotron Centre

 What's the Arena Like?

Yet to Visit for a Game

Inspired by the experience of the city of Winnipeg in getting their Jets back, and flush with cash from Quebecor Media, the city of Quebec decided in the early 2010's to build a new NHL-calibre arena in hopes of luring the Nordiques back. Time will tell if the plan works or not, but so far, all that having a new 18,000 seat arena in Quebec City has done is give the Remparts a new place to play. I haven't been to a game at the Videotron Centre yet, but I did check out the building in the fall of 2018, though we were not allowed inside. The arena occupies a dominating place on the grounds of Expo-Cité, the Quebec provincial fairgrounds. It's clad in white and looks indistinguishable from any other NHL arena built in the past two decades that I've been to. It'll be interesting to get back to a game there and see how the experience goes, attending a QMJHL game in an NHL building where the Q team is the main tenant.

 Inside Videotron Centre

Videotron Centre

 Future Developments
There are no plans to renovate or replace the Videotron Centre.

 Franchise History
The original Remparts were founder members of the QMJHL in 1969, and had a history that dated back well before that in the old QJHL. However, competition from the NHL and shrinking attendance at both the Colisée and the neighbouring Pavillon de la Jeunesse sent the original Remparts packing in 1985; they spent time in Longueuil and Verdun before folding in 1994. However, the Capital region wasn't long without junior hockey, as the Quebec suburb of Beauport was granted an expansion franchise, the Harfangs, in 1990. They played seven years at the tiny Aréna Marcel-Bédard before taking up the old franchise's name and colours and moving to PEPS on the Université Laval campus in 1997. Two years later, the new Remps moved back downtown and took up residence at the Colisée once again. They moved into the Videotron Centre in 2015.

 Retired Numbers
4 Guy Lafleur
12 Simon Gagné
22 Alexander Radulov
44 Marc-Édouard Vlasic

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