Remparts


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 in original period, refounded 1997-98
QMJHL Championships: None in modern period, 5 in original period
Memorial Cup Championships: 1 in modern period, in 2005-06; 1 in original period, in 1970-71
Colours: Black, Red, & Cream
Official Web Site: Remparts.qc.ca
Venue Web Site: Expocite.com
Tourist Information: Quebecregion.com
Unofficial Site: Remparts Forum
Google Satellite: Click Here
Former Arenas:
Colisée de Québec
Pavillon de la Jeunesse
PEPS

QMJHL
Videotron Centre
Videotron Centre
What's the Arena Like?
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'm planning to, oh gosh, sometime between whenever you're reading this and the day I die of old age.
Future Developments
There are no plans to renovate or replace the Videotron Centre.

How To Get There

From Autoroute 73: Exit at Boul. Wilfred-Hamel and proceed east. The arena will be on your left.

Parking is on-site in two lots. The close one on the arena grounds is free, while the lot next door cost $6 when I attended in 2007.
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
Local Rivals
The rivalry between the Québec Remparts and the Chicoutimi Saguenéens is, in a word, intense. Both groups of fans are a little bit crazy and the hatred there is palpable, extending to home fans occasionally storming the visiting team's bus. Truth be told, a lot of teams in Québec and elsewhere don't seem to much care for the Remparts, and you should be guaranteed a good game no matter when you attend.

Feedback

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Last Revised: January 16, 2017